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acer2x

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Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? Thu, 06/11/09 7:45 PM (permalink)
Sports Radio food guru Glen Macnow has been searching for the best hoagies in the area:
 
http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/20090611_Pick_of_the_Philly_favorites.html
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    acer2x

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    Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 06/18/09 3:42 PM (permalink)
    The finals were held last Saturday and the judges picked Paesano's!!!
     
     
     
     
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      TJ Jackson

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      Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 06/18/09 3:58 PM (permalink)
      Holly like's Paesano's

      He also likes my favorite, based on all of one stop: Campo's near the Historical district
       
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        acer2x

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        Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 06/18/09 5:06 PM (permalink)
         
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          acer2x

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          Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 06/18/09 11:22 PM (permalink)
           
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            PAUL4FOOD

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            Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 06/25/09 11:55 AM (permalink)
            The BEST from the popular listener vote was PRIMO"S HOGIES!
             
             
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              acer2x

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              Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 06/25/09 7:54 PM (permalink)
              Yes, Primo's- a local chain of hoagie stores- was the audience choice at the contest although there was a comment that Primo's packed the audience with their followers.

               
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                Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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                Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 06/25/09 8:12 PM (permalink)
                Primo really is great (when it's great), but the thing is there are a lot of Primo franchises in the area, and the quality varies, in our experience, from pretty decent to terrific.  Near the high end of the scale is the Primo in Hamilton, NJ and near the low end is the Claymont, DE store.

                Any reader poll will invariably be tilted toward a franchise operation with about three dozen local outlets.
                 
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                  RC51Mike

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                  Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Fri, 06/26/09 7:37 AM (permalink)
                  Agreed.  I've had good luck at the Chadds Ford Primo and less so at Conshy.  I've not been to the one in Claymont which is closest to me and afraid to try the one in Bear-just not a hoagie kind of area.  As an aside, had a zep at Eve's last week, which I like, if for no other reason than saying "zep" takes me back to my childhood.  Although some don't like the roll, Sarcone's is still top of my list.
                   
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                    ChrisOC

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                    Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Wed, 07/1/09 2:34 PM (permalink)
                    One half of an Old Italian from the Primo in Ocean City, NJ
                     

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                      Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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                      Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Wed, 07/1/09 2:43 PM (permalink)
                      Primo's Old Italian!  I think the Old Italian is the best thing to get at Primo.
                       
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                        wanderingjew

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                        Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Wed, 07/1/09 3:10 PM (permalink)
                        After a 9 year absence since my last visit, I'm delighted to see that Salumeria in the Reading Terminal Market is #3. I've never had a hoagie quite like the one I had there!
                         
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                          db1105

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                          Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Wed, 07/1/09 9:46 PM (permalink)

                          I couldn't agree more. There is one in Neshaminy Falls that is worse than Claymont. They have turned me off completely to Primos. Sometimes, quality takes a dive when you franchise.
                           
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                            jefftex1

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                            Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 07/16/09 11:54 AM (permalink)
                            Casapulla's in Elsmere,DE is the best ever,trust me
                             
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                              wheregreggeats.com

                              Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Thu, 07/16/09 5:03 PM (permalink)
                              Uh huh.
                               
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                                ChrisOC

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                                Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Fri, 07/17/09 8:29 AM (permalink)

                                I used to like the hoagies from Greenman's on Grant Ave near Bustleton.  I wonder if they are still there.  The hoagies were huge and stuffed with lots of good meats and cheese.
                                 
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                                  ann peeples

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                                  Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Fri, 07/17/09 1:17 PM (permalink)
                                  Wow, the Old Italian from Primos looks damn good to me...I love a sesame seed roll...and the ingredients look very generous.
                                   
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                                    easydoesit

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                                    Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Sat, 07/18/09 7:15 AM (permalink)
                                    Yes, Ann, that sandwich does look great.  All those subs on the East Coast that we have been seeing here make me very envious.  They do know how to be generous with ingredients.

                                    Why are we so skimpy in the Midwest?  Even worse for me, this town is dominated by Subway.  They're everywhere.  And we have three Jimmy Johns, also not so generous.  College kids love them, and this is a big college town.

                                    I would sure like one of your Gold Coasts again. 
                                     
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                                      PAUL4FOOD

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                                      Re:Philly "Hoagie Hunt"/Best Philly Hoagie? And the winner is... Sat, 08/8/09 11:02 AM (permalink)
                                      Primo's - The main concern of the founder has always been about (QC) quality control & consistenty. They are very strict about the way they set up & produce a hoagie. Problem I find with them are some of the kids that work at some of the locations are busy talking & not WORKING! I have gotten a great hoagie from Conshy & the next time it's just so so.
                                      There have been times when they don't even bother to pick up the phone for take out orders. Even found girl's hair once.
                                      Glenside & Doylestown location is better.  Even with all this, I find their Hoagies to be the best around for a franchise.

                                      ChrisOC - The Greenman's moved just down the street 1 block. It's not the same hoagie from years ago. That location was in the italian hoagie competition & got real bad review.  (Mcnow said it taste like a bologna roll) Very large & no flavor.
                                      Their original location in the old building (not buselton ave.) is MUCH BETTER!!!
                                       
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