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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2021, 08:42:00 PM »
Now that we've veered a little off subject, whenever I travel, I like to try local diners, restaurants and local chains that aren't here.

The Do's: are Imo's Pizza (St Louis), White Castle (in the Midwest)....certainly Ray's Pizza, Hallah Guys, and Katz Delli (Manhattan), Dungeness Crab on Fisherman's Warf,  Oysters at Acme Bar (New Orleans), there are plenty more and I can't name all the diners.  Eat at anyplace in San Antonio TX.  BBQ beef in Lockhart TX, Arthur Bryant's BBQ in KC, Duke's Burger Honolulu.

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2021, 10:02:05 AM »
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2021, 03:34:57 PM »
I just had to jump in on this one, I think it’s safe🤔😂
My wife is from Millville NJ (southern jersey) as she calls it, I’m sure Kev M knows where it is😉
She always says Jerseys had the best subs snd pizza on the planet because of a special blend of flour imported from Italy. Her parents use to go to a little sub shop called TERRIGO’s and that the short round Italian owner “dude” wore about 30 pounds of gold chains.
Does this sound familiar to any of youze Jersey guys?
I spent the first 25 years of my life in NJ close to NYC... Yes the best subs and pizza... If you include NYC, the best food in general in the USA with San Francisco a close second.
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2021, 03:43:52 PM »
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2021, 03:47:46 PM »
I spent the first 25 years of my life in NJ close to NYC... Yes the best subs and pizza... If you include NYC, the best food in general in the USA with San Francisco a close second.

Look I'm a proud NYer, born in Manhattan and raised between the boroughs and LI.

But "The best"?

Nah. I mean there's great, there's awesome.

But there's awesome all over the world too.

If I had to pick one culinary city in the world I'd probably go for New Orleans. You've got French and Creole influences with southern home cooking. So much goodness.

Asia is full of unbelievable cuisine too, but Cajun holds a place in my heart.

Italian is fine, but there's a lot more out there ...a LOT more.
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2021, 04:04:50 PM »
Look I'm a proud NYer, born in Manhattan and raised between the boroughs and LI.

But "The best"?

Nah. I mean there's great, there's awesome.

But there's awesome all over the world too.

If I had to pick one culinary city in the world I'd probably go for New Orleans. You've got French and Creole influences with southern home cooking. So much goodness.

Asia is full of unbelievable cuisine too, but Cajun holds a place in my heart.

Italian is fine, but there's a lot more out there ...a LOT more.

Reading through this, I was wondering if anyone's had a muffuletta sammich down in the French quarter. There's nothing like it!   
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2021, 04:42:12 PM »
Look I'm a proud NYer, born in Manhattan and raised between the boroughs and LI.

But "The best"?

Nah. I mean there's great, there's awesome.

But there's awesome all over the world too.

If I had to pick one culinary city in the world I'd probably go for New Orleans. You've got French and Creole influences with southern home cooking. So much goodness.

Asia is full of unbelievable cuisine too, but Cajun holds a place in my heart.

Italian is fine, but there's a lot more out there ...a LOT more.
This may sound odd coming from a Jersey guy,I don't care that much for Italian food  outside of subs ,pizza or a Ting a Ling, that don't really represent Italian food.
 My comment was meant that in NYC or SF you can get all the great foods the world prepared in the best way...I would like to try New Orleans...but my diet is limited now so I can just imagine...
   
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2021, 04:51:12 PM »
This may sound odd coming from a Jersey guy,I don't care that much for Italian food  outside of subs ,pizza or a Ting a Ling, that don't really represent Italian food.
 My comment was meant that in NYC or SF you can get all the great foods the world prepared in the best way...I would like to try New Orleans...but my diet is limited now so I can just imagine...
 

Coming from an Italian family I like/prefer a lot of foods you wouldn't find on the menu in a NJ/NYC pizza place.

You want to hear something really weird? Down here in south Jersey I have problems finding really good pizza and even the Italian food is hit or miss. Maybe there's too much which leaves room for mediocrity.

I definitely had better pizza in PA, not everywhere but definitely some better examples.
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2021, 05:45:24 PM »
Good information. However, although I've never had a made to order Harris Teeter sub I can't imagine them topping Publix. Hands down the best grocery store sub ever...IMHO. I never miss the opportunity when in the South to hit a Publix for lunch or dinner. Yum!

That, right their. My favorite Publix sandwich is their Mojo Pork on a multigrain roll with cucumbers, onions, spinach, southwest sauce and just a touch of green peppers. It’s nearly sandwich perfection.

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2021, 06:00:13 PM »

If I had to pick one culinary city in the world I'd probably go for New Orleans. You've got French and Creole influences with southern home cooking. So much goodness.

Asia is full of unbelievable cuisine too, but Cajun holds a place in my heart.

Italian is fine, but there's a lot more out there ...a LOT more.

With a season cooking at Commanders Palace- arguably the most significant influence of my culinary path- on my resume, New Orleans is certainly my favorite. The city simply IS food and music.  Other cities may have great food in general and a specific dish or specialty, but it's not the same instantaneous concept of the whole thing like NOLA.  It's hard to describe or comprehend until you live there.

The first time I had a "muffa-what?!?" after I got to town, it set a new benchmark for me.  A fried oyster po boy or a regular muffellata (ham and such, NOT turkey) are my favorites.   If you're out in the rest of the world and need a convenient muffellata, the Jason's Deli chain has a pretty good one.

But life is too short to be a food or beer or wine or etc snob.  We are incredibly lucky to have easy access to good food and drink at our discretion when so many around the world don't.   Eat what you like and be happy.
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2021, 06:14:02 PM »
With a season cooking at Commanders Palace- arguably the most significant influence of my culinary path- on my resume, New Orleans is certainly my favorite. The city simply IS food and music.  Other cities may have great food in general and a specific dish or specialty, but it's not the same instantaneous concept of the whole thing like NOLA.  It's hard to describe or comprehend until you live there.

The first time I had a "muffa-what?!?" after I got to town, it set a new benchmark for me.  A fried oyster po boy or a regular muffellata (ham and such, NOT turkey) are my favorites.   If you're out in the rest of the world and need a convenient muffellata, the Jason's Deli chain has a pretty good one.

But life is too short to be a food or beer or wine or etc snob.  We are incredibly lucky to have easy access to good food and drink at our discretion when so many around the world don't.   Eat what you like and be happy.

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2021, 06:27:49 PM »
"But life is too short to be a food or beer or wine or etc snob.  We are incredibly lucky to have easy access to good food and drink at our discretion when so many around the world don't.   Eat what you like and be happy."

That! Love this thread! Thanks to all! And I gotta get to New Orleans one of these years.
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2021, 08:25:48 AM »
Good sourdough,aged provolone,ham cutoff a bone ,sweet onions,real tomatoes,garden lettuce,hard salami,,mayo,good Italian dressing.Time consuming but the best.

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2021, 12:19:15 PM »
Best/most nostalgic sandwiches I can think of in my life:

Pork roll/taylor ham on hard roll (jersey shore trips to see grandma as a kid)
fried flounder on hard roll (jersey shore again)

chicken finger subs (buffalo, NY staple)

croque madame from any good French kitchen

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2021, 01:36:19 PM »
Best/most nostalgic sandwiches I can think of in my life:

Pork roll/taylor ham on hard roll (jersey shore trips to see grandma as a kid)
fried flounder on hard roll (jersey shore again)

chicken finger subs (buffalo, NY staple)

croque madame from any good French kitchen

roast beef po boy from Guy's in New Orleans
BB, you and my wife would have much to talk about as she spent her teen years on the “shore”, why y’all didn’t call it the beach IDK?
She was raised in Millville and she and her besties hung out at “Cape May, Wildwood and Ocean city”. I have to take her back up there every few years to get her “jersey Fix”!
She also complains that the Subs “in the south is not as good as ours were”
I won’t even go into those disputes 🤔😂
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2021, 02:33:30 PM »
Since there's been a drift from subs to sandwiches in general, let me sing the praises of the green chili cheeseburger and the bahn mi.

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2021, 03:03:04 PM »
Since there's been a drift from subs to sandwiches in general, let me sing the praises of the green chili cheeseburger and the bahn mi.

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2021, 08:05:36 AM »
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2021, 08:17:43 AM »
i've got very few working tastebuds but I like to daydream about food, so okay, would somebody tell this European what's in an American Italian sub.

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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2021, 08:30:10 AM »
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2021, 08:44:51 AM »
i've got very few working tastebuds but I like to daydream about food, so okay, would somebody tell this European what's in an American Italian sub.

I dont know what the standard is (esp in the NE), but I made mine with:

Ham
Salami
Cappacola
Provolone Cheese

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickled Peppers, sub dressing (basically a red wine vinaigrette)
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Re: Why are Deli Subs better than homemade ones?
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2021, 10:23:13 AM »
Next - The English Fry Up vs Ulster Fry vs Scottish Fry.  :food:
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