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2ifbyC

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Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:28 PM (permalink)
Up here in Portland Maine we have what we call Italian Sandwiches. Has anyone ever had one? You cannot get them outside of Portland, not real ones.[/
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:32 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by 2ifbyC

    Up here in Portland Maine we have what we call Italian Sandwiches. Has anyone ever had one? You cannot get them outside of Portland, not real ones.[/

    They're called submarines, grinders, heros, hoagies and wedges everywhere else.
     
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      Twinwillow

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      RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:32 PM (permalink)
      Welcome aboard. How about some pictures or, a description. Such as, what meats, cheeses, type of bread, condiments, etc. Enquiring (Roadfood) minds want to know.
       
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        Twinwillow

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        RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:34 PM (permalink)
        Thanks, Michael. You beat my post by 22 seconds.
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:36 PM (permalink)
           
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            FrankBooth

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            RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:41 PM (permalink)
             
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              Twinwillow

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              RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:42 PM (permalink)
              Gratzia, Frank. It's, as I figured.
               
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                MetroplexJim

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                RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:54 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by FrankBooth

                http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=2872

                enjoy- fb


                WOW! I took careful notes and am going to my nearest Subway and see if I can "custom build" one!

                Actually, dat looks a lot like 'dem hoagies we usta' git when I wuz a boy in Pixxburgh! Eny yinz agree?
                 
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                  MetroplexJim

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                  RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 6:58 PM (permalink)
                  And frankly, I am amazed to see anything Italian north of Rhode Island; I thought all they had in Maine was "lobstah ruhls"!
                   
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                    wanderingjew

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                    RE: Italian sandwiches Sun, 06/29/08 7:04 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by MetroplexJim

                    And frankly, I am amazed to see anything Italian north of Rhode Island; I thought all they had in Maine was "lobstah ruhls"!


                    They need places for the locals to eat, remember the locals are laughing at "touristas" who are eating the lobster rolls.
                     
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                      Jimeats

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                      RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 8:04 AM (permalink)
                      I spend a lot of time in the Portland Maine area and let me tell you that
                      Italian sandwich is nothing like a real italian anywhere else, and not in a good way either.
                      But I guess that's their version, I'll pass thank you.
                      Chow Jim
                       
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                        MiamiDon

                        RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 9:03 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by FrankBooth

                        http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=2872

                        enjoy- fb


                        Wow, "mainiac" sure didn't think much of them.
                         
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                          MetroplexJim

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                          RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 9:13 AM (permalink)
                          How about a real Bolognaise Italian sandwich: grilled Italian sausage on a toasted roll smothered in marinara and topped by melted provolone!
                           
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                            Belcamp Sharon

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                            RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 9:24 AM (permalink)
                            That is one skimpy italian. I grew up in Maine and the standard ones includes:
                            Ham
                            American Cheese or provolone
                            Green Peppers
                            Tomato
                            Pickles
                            Onion
                            Black olives (optional)
                            Oil

                            The main thing that I think makes it an italian different from what you get in other parts of the country is the bread. You can't find that bread outside of Maine.Id' make my own down here in Maryland but I can't find the bread.

                             
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                              Mark in VT

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                              RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 9:32 AM (permalink)
                              Man, Italian Sandwiches are my all time favorite!
                              My folks are from Maine, and it was a vacation treat every year as a kid.
                              Amatos opened a store here in Burlington, and still buy them all the time.
                               
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                                hatteras04

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                                RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 9:36 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Belcamp Sharon


                                The main thing that I think makes it an italian different from what you get in other parts of the country is the bread. You can't find that bread outside of Maine.Id' make my own down here in Maryland but I can't find the bread.


                                One of the reveiwers described it as a big hot dog bun that easily falls apart. Is that an accurate description or did he just get a bad one?
                                 
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                                  Jimeats

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                                  RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 9:50 AM (permalink)
                                  Nope, that's about it.
                                  A ham and cheese sub on a crappy roll stuffed with a salad, That's it.
                                  My fist and only time ordering it I should have known when the counter jockey asked if I wanted oil or Mayo.
                                  Many of the corner stores up there sell many of them and I've seen them prepared since and they are all prety much the same.
                                  Chow Jim
                                   
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                                    Mark in VT

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                                    RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 9:53 AM (permalink)
                                    No, I think that is wrong. They are chewy rolls, which are soft because the olive oil soaks in. Never had a roll fall apart on me.
                                    Here is Amatos Website.


                                    http://www.amatos.com/
                                     
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                                      Cuppa

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                                      RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 10:25 AM (permalink)
                                      In Southeastern PA an Italian sandwich is a soft or hard roll, capicola, hard salami, provolone, lettuce, tom, onion, olive oil, & a sprinkle of oregano, at least that's what I remember. I still crave them sometimes, but there's none available in the great Northwest. A lot of it has to do with the rolls. No one makes rolls like that out here.
                                       
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                                        tiki

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                                        RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 11:06 AM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by wanderingjew

                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by MetroplexJim

                                        And frankly, I am amazed to see anything Italian north of Rhode Island; I thought all they had in Maine was "lobstah ruhls"!


                                        They need places for the locals to eat, remember the locals are laughing at "touristas" who are eating the lobster rolls.


                                        and PAYING for those lobsta rolls!!!
                                         
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                                          FrankBooth

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                                          RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 11:50 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by tiki

                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by wanderingjew

                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by MetroplexJim

                                          And frankly, I am amazed to see anything Italian north of Rhode Island; I thought all they had in Maine was "lobstah ruhls"!


                                          They need places for the locals to eat, remember the locals are laughing at "touristas" who are eating the lobster rolls.


                                          and PAYING for those lobsta rolls!!!


                                          Can someone please explain to me on what you all base this idea that Mainer's don't eat lobster rolls? i am married to a mainer, raised her entire life in maine, and i can tell you that she eats lobster rolls with abandon. she went to wiscasset high school and grew up in the next town over and red's was/is still an institution. yes, tourists line up for those lobster rolls, but mainers can be found eating there all the time too (including my mother in law and wife, both of whom are real mainers). the only reason i can see not eating those lobster rolls as a mainer is if one couldn't afford the high ticket price for a lobster roll, but i can guarantee you that plenty of mainers are eating hamburgers, "steak" sandwiches, fried haddock sandwiches, fried fish, and all the other goodies from red's.
                                          so i humbly ask for further explanation on why people think mainers don't eat lobster rolls. this has not been my experience at all... thanks fb
                                           
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                                            Twinwillow

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                                            RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 12:24 PM (permalink)
                                            Stop it! Stop it! You should all consider yourselves lucky! In Dallas, we have neither, "lobstah" rolls or, Italian sandwiches. I'd kill for either.
                                             
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                                              wanderingjew

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                                              RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 12:46 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by FrankBooth

                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by tiki

                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by wanderingjew

                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by MetroplexJim

                                              And frankly, I am amazed to see anything Italian north of Rhode Island; I thought all they had in Maine was "lobstah ruhls"!


                                              They need places for the locals to eat, remember the locals are laughing at "touristas" who are eating the lobster rolls.


                                              and PAYING for those lobsta rolls!!!


                                              Can someone please explain to me on what you all base this idea that Mainer's don't eat lobster rolls? i am married to a mainer, raised her entire life in maine, and i can tell you that she eats lobster rolls with abandon. she went to wiscasset high school and grew up in the next town over and red's was/is still an institution. yes, tourists line up for those lobster rolls, but mainers can be found eating there all the time too (including my mother in law and wife, both of whom are real mainers). the only reason i can see not eating those lobster rolls as a mainer is if one couldn't afford the high ticket price for a lobster roll, but i can guarantee you that plenty of mainers are eating hamburgers, "steak" sandwiches, fried haddock sandwiches, fried fish, and all the other goodies from red's.
                                              so i humbly ask for further explanation on why people think mainers don't eat lobster rolls. this has not been my experience at all... thanks fb


                                              Davydd and I had a similar conversation about Scandinavian Food/Hot Dish, etc in Minnesota- he argues that its far and few between (even though I had no problem finding it when I last visited in 2006 and competely disagree with his opinion on that)

                                              When I was at Reds waiting for them to open up- There was a huge line- and not one local was on the line, everyone was from out of State- I'm sure Mainers do eat lobster rolls, however they pick up the lobster at the local market and make it themselves...

                                              Don't get me wrong, I'm a "tourista" and I love lobster rolls- whether its for tourists or not I'm still gonnna get one

                                              Similar analogy for the Kosher/Jewish Delis in New York- You'll rarely find a local at Katz's or the Carnegie- they're all tourists-
                                              Many of my Jewish Friends in the NYC area are in their 40's and haven't been to these Deli's since they were little kids when grandma and grandpa took them- Even now they rarely/if ever eat Jewish stuff (except a bagel here and there) and will only go to the Kosher Style local deli (that's if there are any left in their neighborhood) when mom and dad are back in town from Florida.


                                              But the food is still outstanding and it doesn't stop me from going.

                                               
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                                                2ifbyC

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                                                RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 1:17 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by 2ifbyC

                                                Up here in Portland Maine we have what we call Italian Sandwiches. Has anyone ever had one? You cannot get them outside of Portland, not real ones.[/

                                                They're called submarines, grinders, heros, hoagies and wedges everywhere else.


                                                uh uh, not the same. I have had all of those and they do not taste like Italian sandwiches. For one thing, never EVER put mayo or lettuce on an Italian. Use ONLY real Olive Oil, and ham, salami, genoa salami, etc.with pickles...cut long, cheese of your choice, most common Provolone, black olives and tomatoes and chopped onion. The reason that authentic Italians are only available in Portland Maine is because of the bread....has something to do with our wonderful water supply. I know people who grew up here and moved away, when they come back to visit they go to one of the stores that actually has real Italians and order a slew of the rolls to take home. Then they order a bunch of large Italians and have a fest.
                                                 
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                                                  2ifbyC

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                                                  RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 1:19 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Twinwillow

                                                  Welcome aboard. How about some pictures or, a description. Such as, what meats, cheeses, type of bread, condiments, etc. Enquiring (Roadfood) minds want to know.



                                                  I will later today, promise.
                                                   
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                                                    2ifbyC

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                                                    RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 1:28 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by MetroplexJim

                                                    And frankly, I am amazed to see anything Italian north of Rhode Island; I thought all they had in Maine was "lobstah ruhls"!


                                                    Are you KIDDING me? On the street I grew up on, I was the only kid not Italian. I believe there are more Italian names in our phone book than others. Some of the names on our block were Romano, Nappi, Gedaro, Macisso, DiPietriantonio, Balzano, MiCucci, Ferrante, Navarro, Tucci, Giusti; we also had/have a slew of Jewishnames, kids I hung out with were Levinsky, Turesky, Israelson, Skye, Levy, Abromson, Kraznick, Rosen etc. So from that I ended up choosing to be Catholic after going to mass so often with my friends...and have a soft spot for Jewish food, that I grew up eating in my friends homes. Yes, I just love penicillian soup, and latkes, OMG, and honey cake.......

                                                    when I am in NYC which is my favorite city of all, I always go to an authentic deli. We have one here in Portland too, called Full Belly Deli, run and owned by the Rosen family.
                                                     
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                                                      Twinwillow

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                                                      RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 1:33 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by 2ifbyC

                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by MetroplexJim

                                                      And frankly, I am amazed to see anything Italian north of Rhode Island; I thought all they had in Maine was "lobstah ruhls"!


                                                      Are you KIDDING me? On the street I grew up on, I was the only kid not Italian. I believe there are more Italian names in our phone book than others. Some of the names on our block were Romano, Nappi, Gedaro, Macisso, DiPietriantonio, Balzano, MiCucci, Ferrante, Navarro, Tucci, Giusti; we also had/have a slew of Jewishnames, kids I hung out with were Levinsky, Turesky, Israelson, Skye, Levy, Abromson, Kraznick, Rosen etc. So from that I ended up choosing to be Catholic after going to mass so often with my friends...and have a soft spot for Jewish food, that I grew up eating in my friends homes. Yes, I just love penicillian soup, and latkes, OMG, and honey cake.......

                                                      when I am in NYC which is my favorite city of all, I always go to an authentic deli. We have one here in Portland too, called Full Belly Deli, run and owned by the Rosen family.


                                                      So, if you chose to be a Catholic, what were you before?
                                                       
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                                                        MetroplexJim

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                                                        RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 1:42 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by Twinwillow

                                                        Stop it! Stop it! You should all consider yourselves lucky! In Dallas, we have neither, "lobstah" rolls or, Italian sandwiches. I'd kill for either.


                                                        We do have an excellent version of the former: http://www.seabreezefish.com/

                                                        It's up Preston in the same development as Mignon, Red's Patio Grille, etc.
                                                         
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                                                          Belcamp Sharon

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                                                          RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 1:44 PM (permalink)
                                                          Hey 2ifby2,

                                                          Does Full Belly Deli still have that yummy cabbage tomato soup?
                                                           
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                                                            fattybomatty

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                                                            RE: Italian sandwiches Mon, 06/30/08 1:45 PM (permalink)
                                                            2ifbyC you described an Italian sub that you can find practically anywhere.
                                                             
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