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brickie

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#31
    justtable

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    RE: Grinders Mon, 02/25/08 9:06 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by brookquarry

    quote:
    Originally posted by justtable

    How many names are there?
    Sub
    Submarine
    Hoagie
    Hero
    Wedge
    Bomb
    Grinder
    Torpedo
    Zepplin

    ANY MORE?



    zepplin, in Norristown Pa


    Now thats one I have not heard of, but makes sense
     
    #32
      fischgrape

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      RE: Grinders Mon, 02/25/08 11:07 PM (permalink)
      What I'm curious about is, how did 'grinder' make it all the way from Groton down to Philadelphia? The grinder and submarine (hence 'sub') terms make complete sense with reference to Electric Boat in Groton (where, by the way, my uncle Tom Mahoney head machinist for the nuclear reactor powerplants for a while), but how did Grinder turn into a hot cold-cut hero sandwich with melted provolone?

      john
       
      #33
        catnhatnh

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        RE: Grinders Thu, 02/28/08 10:28 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by justtable

        How many names are there?
        Sub
        Submarine
        Hoagie
        Hero
        Wedge
        Bomb
        Grinder
        Torpedo

        ANY MORE?

        Well, down south there's Po'Boys....
         
        #34
          slcgrad

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          RE: Grinders Thu, 02/28/08 11:20 PM (permalink)
          I'm from Philly, and I have to agree that we have the best meatball "grinders." Connecticut; New York; they ain't got nothin', so to speak.

          I did used to live in Westchester, NY, and it drove me crazy when people called them "wedges." I don't know why.

          If you're ever in the suburbs of Philly, check out a sub shop and get a Veal Parmisan grinder. I can no longer remember the name of my childhoood sub shop... but... good stuff... and an unappreciated sandwich. As long as you don't mind killing baby cows. Although I never believed that there actual veal in a "Veal" Parmisan Grinder.
           
          #35
            fischgrape

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            RE: Grinders Fri, 02/29/08 9:51 PM (permalink)
            When I was in college at Swarthmore, the best cheesesteaks, and presumably, other grinders were at La Spada's in Broomall. There were some decent grinders, steaks and strombolis at Pinocchio's in Media, and the classic locations in Philly. The pizza everywhere sucked, though. My favorite name of any pizza/sub shop ever was the 'Original Olde English Style Pizza' on Baltimore Pike. Their steaks were okay...but the pizza still sucked.
             
            #36
              JBarry713

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              RE: Grinders Fri, 02/29/08 11:29 PM (permalink)
              quote:


              Franklin Ave. Giant Grinder is a great place, best grinder (sub, hero, hoagie, whatever you call it) I've had any where up to this point.
               
              #37
                fischgrape

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                RE: Grinders Sun, 03/2/08 12:54 PM (permalink)
                Of course, now you all have me hungry and jonesing for a meatball parm hero. The Mid-Hudson Valley has its share of pizza shops, but if anyone out there has a favorite, let me know!

                jf
                 
                #38
                  jimsock9

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                  RE: Grinders Sun, 03/2/08 1:16 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by slcgrad

                  I'm from Philly, and I have to agree that we have the best meatball "grinders." Connecticut; New York; they ain't got nothin', so to speak.

                  I did used to live in Westchester, NY, and it drove me crazy when people called them "wedges." I don't know why.

                  If you're ever in the suburbs of Philly, check out a sub shop and get a Veal Parmisan grinder. I can no longer remember the name of my childhoood sub shop... but... good stuff... and an unappreciated sandwich. As long as you don't mind killing baby cows. Although I never believed that there actual veal in a "Veal" Parmisan Grinder.


                  New York's got the best pizza and meatball parm (and everything else that comes from the pizza joints).
                   
                  #39
                    fischgrape

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                    RE: Grinders Mon, 03/3/08 4:12 PM (permalink)
                    jimsock,

                    I agree on the pizza and meatball parm. But it seems like no one can make a cheesesteak better than they do in Philly. Of course, I've also had a terrible 'steak down there, but the good ones....well, they are transcendant.

                    Now, the pizza however--I'll never forget how the crusts down there more closely resembled some form of plastic or styrofoam than they did a yeast-raised dough. Especially at The Original Olde English Style Pizza, which we used to call 'Veal Faces.' Don't ask why.

                    john

                     
                    #40
                      sk bob

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                      RE: Grinders Fri, 03/21/08 11:24 PM (permalink)
                      Franklin Giant Grinder makes the best meatball & sausage GRINDERS in CT, sure wish we had a place in Daytona Beach like that, but the weathers better.
                       
                      #41
                        Born in OKC

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                        RE: Grinders Wed, 03/26/08 8:26 PM (permalink)
                        There was a guy named "Tugi" in Atlanta for a while and I started a thread about him but evidently I'm the only one on this board who ever ate there.

                        Anyway, his name for a double meat extra cheese (Italian type cold cuts) sub was: OCEAN LINER

                        I am from the south and did not grow up with this kind of sandwich although I have come to love them. Most of the names I have some understanding of, but where did the name, "Hoagie" come from?
                         
                        #42
                          kilerclown

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                          RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 11:45 AM (permalink)
                          I grew up in Middletown CT and we always called them grinders as well, I didnt hear them refered to as subs until Subway came around. Franklin St. does have good grinders. Also excellent grinders can be found at Wethersfield Pizza House on the Silas Deane Highway...especially good there are the chicken cutlet grinders. The eggplant literally melts in your mouth. Bring an appetite because these grinders are HUGE.
                           
                          #43
                            vegas

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                            RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 12:05 PM (permalink)
                            Stamford/Norwalk = Wedge
                             
                            #44
                              Foodosaurus

                              RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 12:09 PM (permalink)
                              sk bob - I would have to say that Franklin Giant Grinders have the best Chicken Parm that I've ever had, but thats all I get.

                              kilerclown - I live in Middletown now, and I work on the Berlin Tpke in Newington. Thanks for the tip, now I know where I'm going to lunch today.

                              But to answer the original question: The best meatball grinder in CT would have to be at Saldamarco's in Clinton CT. Huge Meatballs, only two needed for an 8 inch sub. They also sell their meatball, par cooked. I fry these up and put them in my sauce.
                               
                              #45
                                kilerclown

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                                RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 12:24 PM (permalink)
                                Thanks braun...I live in Essex so I will definately give them a try.
                                 
                                #46
                                  Tedbear

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                                  RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 5:31 PM (permalink)

                                  The Peekskill, NY area also=Wedge. Or, at least that was the predominant term for a hot sub-type sandwich in that area, circa 1965.
                                   
                                  #47
                                    Foodbme

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                                    RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 5:51 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Navy_Brat913

                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                    They have a high school in Groton?


                                    Lol, as unfortunate as it is....yes


                                    You two sound like that insurance commercial with 2 tailgating guys sitting in the parking lot--You got a boat?? You got a wife?? LMAO every time I see that one! LOL
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 5:55 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by braunsteinm

                                      kilerclown - I live in Middletown now, and I work on the Berlin Tpke in Newington.

                                      It's been a while since I last was on the Berlin Turnpike. Tell me, do they still have gasoline price wars there? We used to drive up from New Haven for the sixteen-point-nine-cents-per-gallon gasoline.
                                       
                                      #49
                                        phatphil

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                                        RE: Grinders Fri, 10/17/08 7:07 PM (permalink)
                                        i grew up in skokie illinois and we had a place called eastern style pizza, they had a combo on garlic grinder or meatball that was awesome and filling and cheap, important when i was a kid
                                         
                                        #50
                                          cavandre

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                                          RE: Grinders Wed, 10/29/08 8:23 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by doug_ua

                                          Fischgrape - Glad to hear a fellow Westchester native give props to the "Wedge"..I grew up in New Rochelle, and a wedge/hero is all I've ever known!

                                          Are either of you old enough to have had the pleasure of having a wedge from the Landy Brothers in the Park Hill section of Yonkers? That was the best wedge I've ever had!
                                           
                                          #51
                                            Foodosaurus

                                            RE: Grinders Wed, 10/29/08 8:34 AM (permalink)
                                            Michael - To answer your question about gas prices; on my way to work this morning, gas was $2.45.
                                             
                                            #52
                                              BillyB

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                                              Re:Grinders Thu, 02/5/09 12:58 PM (permalink)

                                              I don't think I have ever had a bad Meatball Grinder. Anytime you have homemade meatballs, put in an Italian grinder roll, then put into a pizza oven to melt Scamorza cheese. How could that go wrong. ...... used to be from the Eastside of bpt
                                               
                                              #53
                                                brittneal

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                                                Re:Grinders Thu, 02/5/09 1:07 PM (permalink)
                                                mayor al,
                                                do remember queens-the home of the grinder from sanberdoo.  they had 2-3 shops when i was there in the 70's.  my folks loved it when they were in town.
                                                britt
                                                 
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                                                  NYPIzzaNut

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                                                  RE: Grinders Thu, 02/5/09 1:11 PM (permalink)
                                                  We called them wedges in Yonkers NY in the 50s and 60s.
                                                   
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                                                    NYPIzzaNut

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                                                    RE: Grinders Thu, 02/5/09 1:15 PM (permalink)
                                                    cavandre


                                                    [id="quote"]quote: [id="quote"]Originally posted by doug_ua

                                                    Fischgrape - Glad to hear a fellow Westchester native give props to the "Wedge"..I grew up in New Rochelle, and a wedge/hero is all I've ever known!

                                                    [id="quote"]
                                                    Are either of you old enough to have had the pleasure of having a wedge from the Landy Brothers in the Park Hill section of Yonkers? That was the best wedge I've ever had!


                                                    Westchester ruled in the 50s and 60s, especially Yonkers!

                                                    I got all my wedges usually at the Italian deli on the corner of Mile Square Road and Kimball Avenue (the area of Cross County Shopping Center and Yonkers Raceway - kind of between the two - between Central Avenue and Bronx River Rd.)
                                                     
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                                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                                      Re:Grinders Thu, 02/5/09 1:30 PM (permalink)
                                                      BillyB


                                                      I don't think I have ever had a bad Meatball Grinder. Anytime you have homemade meatballs, put in an Italian grinder roll, then put into a pizza oven to melt Scamorza cheese. How could that go wrong. ...... used to be from the Eastside of bpt

                                                      You mean like one from Jerry's on Pequonnock Street?

                                                       
                                                      #57
                                                        MiamiDon

                                                        RE: Grinders Thu, 02/5/09 1:42 PM (permalink)
                                                        Born in OKC


                                                        There was a guy named "Tugi" in Atlanta for a while and I started a thread about him but evidently I'm the only one on this board who ever ate there.

                                                        Anyway, his name for a double meat extra cheese (Italian type cold cuts) sub was: OCEAN LINER

                                                        I am from the south and did not grow up with this kind of sandwich although I have come to love them. Most of the names I have some understanding of, but where did the name, "Hoagie" come from?


                                                        The Wikipedia entry seems to indicate that "hoagie" came from Philadelphia, but the explanations vary wildly.  Some of them are kind of funny.
                                                         
                                                        #58
                                                          TnTinCT

                                                          RE: Grinders Fri, 02/6/09 7:20 AM (permalink)
                                                          Brought some extended family to Roseland Apizza in Derby last weekend, and mom-in-law had the meatball grinder - it looked AMAZING.  I did have meatball on my pizza - so from that can ascertain that the meatballs were tasty!  Plus they have that really great italian bread.....highly recommended.
                                                           
                                                          #59
                                                            kazurious

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                                                            Re:Grinders Fri, 02/6/09 10:02 AM (permalink)
                                                             We are longtime Franklin Ave. Giant Grinder fans but we just last week found what we 
                                                            now feel is "The Holy Grail" of CT grinders. Check out Nardelli's and order the Italian with everything.
                                                            http://nardellis.com/



                                                             
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