What Do You Call Your Big Tubular.....

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2014/06/30 19:42:51 (permalink)

What Do You Call Your Big Tubular.....

Ok my mind was way in the gutter when I first saw this poll, but then I got thinking about it and it is some what misleading.
 
Sub/Grinder are interchangable
Hoagie I usually think HOT meats (steak, meatballs, hamburger steak)
Po Boy usually fried or boiled seafood and usually only along the gulf coast
 
I never use Hero or Wedge
 
What about you all
 
 
What I Call My Big Tubular Sandwich
Sub (66%)
Hoagie (12%)
Grinder (8%)
Hero (7%)
Po Boy (6%)
Wedge (1%)
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post edited by CajunKing - 2014/06/30 19:44:18
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    felix4067
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/06/30 19:58:42 (permalink)
    Never heard of a sandwich called a Wedge, only salad.
     
    Sub/Hoagie/Grinder are pretty much interchangeable for me, although I tend more toward Sub.
     
    I'm with you on Po Boy, Gulf Coast and with seafood. I've seen Po Boy and Grinder in separate sections on menus, and every time the Po Boys have contained seafood.
     
    Hero, I always picture Dagwood. I don't know why, but in my mind a Hero has to be this monstrosity of meat and cheese and vegetables, so huge you couldn't possibly put it in your mouth if you tried.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/06/30 20:11:50 (permalink)
    It seems "Wedge" is sandwich speak in the panhandle of CT and some parts of NY state.  but in definition it usually refers to the way the bread in cut making it a wedge shape (not BIG Tubular)
     
    I agree on dagwood...  Around here they are usually called double or triple deckers
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/06/30 20:20:21 (permalink)
    In eastern PA they are called zeppelins. 
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2014/06/30 21:02:38
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/06/30 20:54:44 (permalink)
    Blimpies?
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/06/30 21:17:29 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    In eastern PA they are called zeppelins. 

    That is unique to Norristown
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/01 01:23:58 (permalink)
    ChiTownDiner
    Blimpies?

    Is a place where you can get a Sub.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/01 06:41:12 (permalink)
    CajunKing

    It seems "Wedge" is sandwich speak in the panhandle of CT and some parts of NY state.  but in definition it usually refers to the way the bread in cut making it a wedge shape (not BIG Tubular)

    I agree on dagwood...  Around here they are usually called double or triple deckers

    If you head north out of the Bronx, you end up in Westchester County, where I was born. When I was growing up there, "Wedge" was the most used name for any hot or cold sandwich served on any sized chunk of Italian bread. "Hero" or "Sub" was also acceptable but nobody knew what a "Grinder" was.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/01 08:20:22 (permalink)
    I'd have to say that based on personal observation "sub" is by far the most common term here in the upper Midwest.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/01 13:58:23 (permalink)
    "Sub" is common in Eastern Canada and what I call it.  I know the terms "hoagie," "hero," etc., but I don't think I've ever heard someone use them outside of watching American TV/movies.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/04 12:49:22 (permalink)
    I've been reading this thread too much; the other day, I was at a Whole Foods, looking at the aisle headings, and I saw a sign saying, "Nut Grinders".
     
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/04 12:53:40 (permalink)
    I had one of those once. Too crunchy for me.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/18 11:58:17 (permalink)
    "Nut Grinders"
    Michael Hoffman
    I had one of those once.


    Michael
    That one will cost you a NEW Coach Handbag or two!  (Get em Lisa)
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/18 12:13:56 (permalink)
    Hey ...
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/18 12:39:26 (permalink)
    CK
    What an excellent idea!!
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/18 12:46:56 (permalink)
    I got your excellent idea.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/22 09:00:14 (permalink)
    Just came across this blog entry on the topic, written by the people at Porcellino in San Francisco (replaced incanto), so thought I'd share it.  
     
    http://www.porcellinosf.com/2014/07/care-dip/
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/22 10:36:00 (permalink)
    I'd heard them all.
     
    In my (1950's) Pittsburgh youth "hoagie" probably was used a bit more than "sub".  "Hero" was a distant third.
     
    I learned 'grinder" on my first trip to New England in the '60's.
     
    Awareness of the "Po Boy" came in the '80's when Cajun' Cuisine spread nationally thanks to Prudhomme, Lagasse, and Al Copeland (Popeye's).
     
    I've heard of the 'wedge' but can't place it regionally.  Sounds upper-mid-Westy: MN, WI?
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/23 08:08:48 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim
     
    I've heard of the 'wedge' but can't place it regionally.  Sounds upper-mid-Westy: MN, WI?




    Just north of The Bronx is Yonkers, NY. Wedge was the most used word for this sandwich when I was growing up there many decades ago.
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    Re:What Do You Call Your Big Tubular..... 2014/07/23 08:31:58 (permalink)
    cavandre
    MetroplexJim
     
    I've heard of the 'wedge' but can't place it regionally.  Sounds upper-mid-Westy: MN, WI?




    Just north of The Bronx is Yonkers, NY. Wedge was the most used word for this sandwich when I was growing up there many decades ago.


    Good thing I'm not trying to earn a living in socio-linguistics!
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