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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/09 08:41:09 (permalink)
ann peeples
Never heard of a " breaded steak " sandwich from Chicago.


 
It's not one of Chicago's more well-known foods, but it's definitely a thing:
 
http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2013/04/a-sandwich-a-day-breaded-steak-sandwich-at-ricobenes.html
http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2013/05/a-sandwich-a-day-breaded-steak-sandwich-at-johnny-os.html
http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=breaded+steak+sandwiches&find_loc=Chicago%2C+IL
 
I imagine it tastes pretty much like what I had in KC.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/09 09:06:59 (permalink)
I wasn't doubting it exists, I just havent heard any of my Chicago area friends mention it.  A hidden gem!
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/09 13:22:50 (permalink)
The "beef cutlet" grinder sounds good.  I can tell you that they don't exist here in Massachusetts, at least not in the Boston area or the central Mass area.
 
Is the beef cutlet grinder common to find at Connecticut sub/grinder shops?
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/09 13:30:40 (permalink)
All three of the big Hartford grinder shops (Franklin, Maple, and Corner) offer beef cutlet grinders; even so, I imagine it's not guaranteed to be found throughout CT the way that chicken cutlet is.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/09 20:43:51 (permalink)
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ann peeples
Never heard of a " breaded steak " sandwich from Chicago.


 
It's not one of Chicago's more well-known foods, but it's definitely a thing:
 
http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2013/04/a-sandwich-a-day-breaded-steak-sandwich-at-ricobenes.html
http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2013/05/a-sandwich-a-day-breaded-steak-sandwich-at-johnny-os.html
http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=breaded+steak+sandwiches&find_loc=Chicago%2C+IL
 
I imagine it tastes pretty much like what I had in KC.


Many years........nay....decades ago, there use to be a sub shop in N. Falmouth on Cape cod, that in addition to subs and great Roast Beef had a fried breaded steak on a roll.  Not a lot of sauce, but since they also did pizza you could get it that way. Wonderful grilled onions.  About a 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick on a long roll. Meaty and juicy. Breading was light. 
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/15 17:13:07 (permalink)
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As they do every year, Carbone's will be offering corned beef grinders on St. Patrick's Day - this Tuesday.  
 
I'm told that they've usually had lines out the door on that day. Gonna see if my coworker is willing to bring some into the office!
 
From their Facebook page:
 

post edited by Ketteract - 2015/03/15 17:16:20
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/17 19:33:04 (permalink)
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** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT **
 
As they do every year, Carbone's will be offering corned beef grinders on St. Patrick's Day - this Tuesday.  
 
I'm told that they've usually had lines out the door on that day. Gonna see if my coworker is willing to bring some into the office!
 
From their Facebook page:
 



rofl.....only in America do you get an Italian ( I assume) place offering an Irish Meal on what is mostly an American Holiday in what is a very WASP-y state! Do they replace the lettuce with Cabbage on the Grinder?
 
I'm not a big fan of Corned Beef unless I'm in some NYC Deli with a counter guy humorously yelling at me about being "too goy"( Hey!......I like Peanut butter on my Bagels!).  Slather it up with a BBQ sauce it's ok, but I'd rather go with Pastrami on Rye with melted Swiss, which is what I had to celebrate the "no snakes" day.
 
Erin go Bragh!  Actually, I heard Erin left her Bragh on the counter at the local bar after downing her 4th Green Beer/Guiness
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/18 09:01:53 (permalink)
Unfortunately, the coworker who would have brought these in got sick, and I wasn't in a position to take off half a workday waiting in line.
 
If you look at the pictures of Carbone's throughout this thread, I think it would be reasonable to have confidence in their corned beef. Italian, Irish, whatever - they know what they're doing with meat!
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/29 09:08:17 (permalink)
After getting back from Madison on Friday, my first stop was Second Poquonock Giant Grinder up in Windsor Locks.  I'd enjoyed my week of food adventures, but I'd dearly missed my Italian grinders.  (One menu I saw for a sandwich shop in Madison described their chicken parm as having "three chicken tenders, sauce, and mozzarella." Yeah, no, try again!)  
 
I'd previously had a decent roast beef grinder from them - at least, it seemed decent until I went to Carbone's and learned what roast beef could really be.  I was hoping to be more impressed by one of their hot grinders.
 
It was okay.
 

 

 
A whole grinder was about $15, and as you can see, the price is reflected in the quantity - it's not as stuffed as something you'd get from Franklin or Carbone's.  
 

 
The meatballs were better than Franklin's, but the rest of the sandwich was honestly pretty average.  It wasn't toasted, but they didn't ask me if I wanted that, so I don't know if it was even an option.  The bread was your standard white grinder-base.
 
For good measure, I tried their pizza again too, opting for a plain cheese slice.  I said yes when they asked if I wanted it ovened up a bit; they should have left it in there longer.
 

 
I did notice that they had fried chicken, and that is something I've yet to try from this state.
 

 
Overall, I'd say Second Poquonock is adequate if you were in my situation and you just had to have a quick grinder after getting off a plane at Bradley, but if you're not quite so deliriously ravenous, there are certainly better options.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/03/31 23:25:51 (permalink)
Ketteract,
Thank you for the referral to Zerio's. This is in my top 4 of all time best deli's.
 
Have you tried Italian Gourmet in Newington yet?
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/04/01 05:44:46 (permalink)
I'm absolutely going to, based on the photo in this thread! They're also not too far from me.  They should probably change their name, though; "Italian Gourmet Deli" is rather generic-sounding.  
 
What did you get at Zerio's?
 
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2015/04/11 19:29:11 (permalink)
Returned to the Wethersfield Pizza House tonight to give it a rematch against Franklin's cutlet.
 

 
It's good. It's very good.  More cutlets per grinder than Franklin, too.  But my judgment is the same as before.  Franklin edges out WPH for depth of flavor.  They're sort of like Pepe's bacon and onion: I don't know what the hell they do, but it's something that's not duplicated anywhere else and puts it above the competition.  Maybe it's something in the breading. I don't know. 
 
That said, I'd recommend WPH in a heartbeat if you were in that immediate area and unwilling to venture out.  Friendlier staff, for one!
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