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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/11/17 16:41:46 (permalink)
Interesting - that bread looks a lot like the Salerno's bread that I had - also noted as "not the freshest". I am in agreement with pnwchef - a good sandwich - grinder or not - bread is a critical component. I would disagree though, that CT knows how important a quality roll is; in my neck of the woods (north/central CT), there is a dearth of good bread - it's mostly soft white bread masquerading as a good grinder roll. I've yet to find the "perfect" grinder within a reasonable quick distance to my house - if I go down to Waterbury to some of the Italian delis, or up to Springfield to Frigo's it works, but I crave a more local neighborhood establishment that does a great sandwich. 
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/11/17 17:18:38 (permalink)
You are correct about the bread--the bread used for grinders in the "shoreline" area is pedestrian--I wonder where or if Bill really had great grinder bread in CT?
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/11/17 17:20:36 (permalink)
Growing up in Connecticut I never heard of a sub shop. If you wanted a sub you went to any neighborhood Italian grocery store and they'd make one for you. The bread was always a standard loaf of Italian bread -- sort of pointy at each end, you know, like a submarine.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2016/01/30 17:57:23 (permalink)
So here's a question.  Is it still a "grinder" if it's made by a Connecticut fast food chain, and also a Philly cheesesteak type of sandwich?

will say that it was good, far better than the steak-and-cheese I had at Nardelli's, which was obnoxiously salty and also not freshly cooked.  
Sorry I've been away from the grinder game for a while.  All sorts of real-life things interfering with culinary exploration.  I'd actually intended to get a turkey grinder around Thanksgiving, but that fell through when I went back to Iowa instead.  
My short list for my next stop... or rather, my short list of my very, very long list...
Vocatura Bakery - Norwich
Stars & Stripes Giant Grinders - Middletown
Vito's Deli - New Haven
CJ's Pizza & Giant Grinders - Manchester
Grinders Keepers - Bristol
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