questionsbest sub/hoagie sandwich?

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We have a new sub/pizza shop in our area called Sons of Sicily. Their prices are great, their pizza is delicious, but the best thing on their menu is their subs and wraps. The sub rolls are fresh and they overload them with meat for the price. They also have a "cheesesteak wrap" which is to die for. It's only $5 and it's so big my Mom and I split one (only because I'm not sure it would do well if I kept it and heated it up the next day).

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Yeah...when Subway was a small change it was really good. I was stationed in Connecticut in the mid-80's when they were just starting out. Now..just like you said...it's hit or miss. Jersey Mikes is very good and they ALMOST closed our local one too (economy?). There is a local chain called "Sub Station II" that is just 'ok'. The best is a small sandwich shop called "Sub Factory" that makes great, thick, tasy subs for a cheap price (think large Jersey Mikes sub for only $7...easily feeds two or three people).

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@lmensor: Sounds delicious...the bread def. makes a difference..where are you located?

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@undrpsi: Yea i think Mike's can't compete with the larger stores like subway...

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I wish we had a jersey Mike's around here. They've got the best subs for a chain.

Around here there's really nobody who makes great subs.

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Jersey Mike's for a chain. New York Sub Hub in DFW and Ike's Place in San Francisco.

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Wegmans. I know it's a chain, and a grocery store chain at that, but the subs are huge and always use fresh ingredients, which is what's important to me.

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They're hoagies. Homemade, or Wawa. Wawa in Jersey is best, because it's sort of an institution there. Here they're few and far between, so service is hit or miss unless you talk to the deli folks after you do your touchscreen ordering. Sometimes doing so confuses them, but if you're friendly about it (asking a favor as opposed to presenting a demand) you can get an awesome personalized hoagie.
I did a stint as a Wawa deli girl one summer after school was out, and used it to perfect my hoagie and sandwich making skills. This was pre-touch screens, so we had little slips and pens, and people hanging about to say "just a little more mayo" and the like. I liked it better because I could give people exactly what they wanted, and even had one guy try to tip me for making his hoagie just so.

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We don't have much of anything but chains 'round these parts. I think that Firehouse Subs has the best meatball sub you could ask for. And for something that comes straight out of a can, their chili is pretty tasty as well.

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@purplefeather: thanks for the tip on the meatball sub!

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I love them all, particularly creative sandwiches and subs.

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The best I can think of is at Jimmy John's it's called the Gargantuan and it's huge and really good!!

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I absolutely LOVE Capriottis subs. I've never had a sub from there that was neatly measured out and perfectly stacked. It's slapped together on a great roll, filled with meat and whatever else comes on it.

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Jimmy John's Italian Nightclub UnWich!

I suspect that you might disqualify this because it has no bread, but what could be better than all of the yummy goodness of JUST the fillings! Don't get me wrong, I love bread, but I prefer it hot with fresh butter. Too many subs or hoagies (or, as we call them in Louisiana, POBOYS!), are way too heavy on the bread and it overwhelms the tasty fillings. The UnWiches are just the fillings wrapped in lettuce leaves. That salves my calorie conscious brain while making my mouth and tummy happy.

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Wow, we have a relatively new Jersey Mike's and I've never checked it out. I think I know what I'll be doing for lunch today!

Oh, and by the way, we have a local shop called Unbeatable Eatables that has the best sandwiches anywhere. And you have to love that name.

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There's a local place called Gene's Grinders and the only thing they make is subs and fries. Because they make their own food and bread, they don't even have closing hours; they just close when they run out of food (which is usually before 3 PM).

Monday to Friday, they have a different special, but you can order from the rest of their menu every day. The flagship item is their Italian Sausage Sandwich, offered on Fridays, which is unlike any other sausage sandwich you've ever had. It's not just because of the taste, which is great, but because of how the sausage looks. It's homemade, shaped like a loaf of bread, cut up into slices, fried, then placed on the bread, covered with marinara and lots of provolone. Truly a unique experience.

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Anything that has a case of the drips.

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The Yellow Submarine Sub shop, in the Inner Sunset, San Francisco. Since 1971.

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Subway, I honestly dislike them. I always found it hard to order something with them. Plus everything seemed so rushed and all over the place... toasting didn't really help. Sometimes.

Quiznos however, they have some good bread and the honey mustard on the side is awesome!

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HELL YEA! LaSpadas! Best hoagie on the planet!

Publix Deli makes a pretty mean sub too.

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http://www.grovemarketdeli.com/

This place has some of the best subs in the Salt Lake Valley, there is always a line.

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@v3n0m91: I was going to say Publix also! LaSpadas woot!

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I second @purplefeather , we just got a FireHouse Subs here last month, deliciously well made!

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Hungry Hobo in the Quad-Cities (Moline,Rock Island,IL and Davenport, Bettendorf, IA) they have like 20 locations GREAT bread, Baked potatoes, My favorite is the #11. Meat is sliced when you order not held in some pan. They used to have GREAT pizza at a few locations but hav stopped that now.

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Gotta say doing them at home. I can toast the roll perfectly, carmelize some onions, and heat the meat up in a skillet. Ohhhhhh Aunt Bea, that's some fine hoagie goodness.

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Almost any privately owned deli in NJ. And Wegmans. I love Wegmans. All you non-northeasters are missing out.

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@matthalbig: I'm in southern PA, right at the PA/MD boarder. Being so close to Baltimore you would think I'd find great places there, but so far that new place by home is the best!

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I've never had a sub from anyplace except Subway. Lack of options is the reason, not by choice.