Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder

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2018/07/31 19:42:52 (permalink)

Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder

What do you call it in your neck of the woods?
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    leethebard
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/07/31 20:11:13 (permalink)
    In Jersey, they're Subs...Like Jersey Mike's....(that franchise that's spread from Point Pleasant, Nj around the country), only sells "subs".
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/07/31 21:06:14 (permalink)
    Well, in my life I have seen (and eaten) Subs and Hoagies and maybe 1 or 2 grinders. But I have eaten far more Po'Boy's, which I prefer.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/07/31 21:46:00 (permalink)
    Subs in GA
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 00:20:55 (permalink)
    Subs in Chicago and most of the Midwest.  I think you're more likely to see those other options on the East Coast.
     
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 01:52:16 (permalink)
    In NYC, it was a Hero.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 08:37:50 (permalink)
    bigbear
    In NYC, it was a Hero.


    Westchester County is just north of the Bronx & there we called it a wedge.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 08:57:58 (permalink)
    bigbear
    In NYC, it was a Hero.
    it still is.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 10:35:25 (permalink)
    A grinder in KC was a creation of Mario’s in which he hollowed out rolls, stuffed meatballs and sauce and cheese inside, and sealed it back up.
    Subs and hoagies were both used for cold cuts with lettuce and tomato and cheese. No Po boys when I was a youngster.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 14:15:00 (permalink)
    Forgot about Mario's Grinders, although in all fairness, it wasn't his original "creation"  They'd been around for ages in other parts of the country.  My wife is originally from KC/St. Jo, MO and we enjoyed many a Mario's Grinder on our visits over the years.  We stopped going after they moved from their original location and became more of a carryout operation.
     
    According to this article in the KC Star, Mario's closed in 2017 and reopened under management by a former employee.  Kind of amusing; there's a line in the article attributed to an unnamed, "New York-based freelance food and travel writer"  The KC star journalist is either ignorant or she's just being coy.  I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that's KC native Calvin Trillin she's referring to .

     
    In fact, your post reminded me about a place here in Chicago called Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company that's been around since 1972.  No one even knew what a "Grinder" was around here back then.  Their Pizzas are an odd incarnation as well.  Most people on these boards would probably refuse to call it a Pizza.  They toss all the ingredients into a large ceramic bowl and cover it with a thick layer of dough, as if creating a pot pie.  They bake the whole thing in the oven, then serve it by turning the bowl upside down on a large plate and removing it.  The piping hot ingredients spread out across the fully baked crust and form the "Pizza".
     
    I visited the pace only once back in the 70s, but only to try the Grinder which, as I said, was unheard of at the time.  Even as a teenager, I was suitably unimpressed and never returned.  They must have their fans though.  They're still in business to this day.
     
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 14:50:04 (permalink)
    In Philly they are hoagies, in South Jersey they are subs (except for Primo's who sells hoagies)
    Zeppelin is used mostly around Norristown, PA 
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 15:01:39 (permalink)
    Chains tend to favor SUB. It's Subway, not Hoagieway....Jersey Mikes has spread from my backyard across the country. They sell SUBS!!!
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 15:49:47 (permalink)
    Where I live, which is in South Jersey, across from Philadelphia, they call them hoagies. In the Atlantic City area, they do call them subs. Either way, I don't eat them.
     
    One thing I wanted to add was that growing up in Philadelphia, my two older brothers used to get grinders, and they were baked hoagies.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 16:00:00 (permalink)
    This subject has come up on numerous threads over the years.
    Some quite old.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 16:14:19 (permalink)
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    Chains tend to favor SUB. It's Subway, not Hoagieway....Jersey Mikes has spread from my backyard across the country. They sell SUBS!!!


    I grew up in Philly. I'd say Jersey Mike's sells hoagies and calls them subs. 
    They are pretty good though, but the nearest one is 24 miles from me. 
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 16:33:38 (permalink)
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    Chains tend to favor SUB. It's Subway, not Hoagieway....Jersey Mikes has spread from my backyard across the country. They sell SUBS!!!


    I grew up in Philly. I'd say Jersey Mike's sells hoagies and calls them subs. 
    They are pretty good though, but the nearest one is 24 miles from me. 


    Come a little further north. There's at least one in almost every town!!
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 16:35:58 (permalink)
    ChrisOC
    In Philly they are hoagies, in South Jersey they are subs (except for Primo's who sells hoagies)
    Zeppelin is used mostly around Norristown, PA 


    I used to hang out in a sub shop called Zeppelins in Lexington Kentucky when I was in grammar school.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/01 18:30:38 (permalink)
    In the Northeast Boston area Its subs!  (if cold) a grinder if heated at most Greek owned shops AKA  House of Pizza add a town name like Boston House of Pizza etc..
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/02 10:30:24 (permalink)
    In CT, it is Grinders although I have seen them called "Subs" in a few chain places. But, the majority of this State,  it is Grinder. I went on vacation to Maine and they called them "Italian Sandwiches" in a place outside of Portland. I thought that was different. 
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/02 11:23:58 (permalink)
    In my youth in Western Pennsylvania:  Hoagie or Sub.
    In my 36 years in Central and Northern Virginia:  Sub.
    In N.E. Texas since 2005:  Sub.
     
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    First time I encountered the term "Hero":  Delaware and Jersey shores, ca. 1959.
    First time I encountered the term "Grinder": Cape Cod, New Hampshire, & Maine, ca. 1968.
     
    In all my years I have never encountered the term "Zeppelin". 
    Then again, I have never visited Lakehurst, N.J.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/02 12:42:30 (permalink)
    Were I grew up in Central Jersey they were called Grinders, Hoagies or Subs depending on the shop you were in. Stecks Deli in the Somerville Circle shopping center called them Grinders. One of my favorite shops was called the Hoagie Hut in Finderne. Both of them served up a great sandwich.
    post edited by Big Frank - 2018/08/02 12:55:27
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/02 13:09:37 (permalink)
    I grew up calling them Hero's back on Long Island. I never would have guessed that they had different names. My favorites were at the now defunct Violetta's and Joey's Pizza in Merrick. Violetta's has been gone around 10 years and was in business nearly 40 years. Joey's Pizza closed recently and had been in  business for over 40 years.
     
    When I lived in Seattle in 92-96 they called those awful things they served there "subs" I had one or two and then called it quits realizing they all sucked
     
    In Pittsburgh from 96-00 they were always hoagies... My favorites were right next door to each other in Mt Lebanon- Bado's for an eggplant parm hoagie or Little Nipper's for a meatball or sausage hoagie. Little Nipper's changed ownership a few years ago and is now just "Nippers" it appears based on recent reviews that the quality has gone down considerably with the change in ownership.
     
    Here in Rhode Island from 00- present they have always been grinders. My favorites at Frank and John's in East Greenwich.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/02 19:22:57 (permalink)
    Westchester County referred to subs/hoagies/grinders as wedges. I think it's pretty local to the Parkways.
     
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/03 11:24:01 (permalink)
    Growing up in New Haven they were all subs -- hot ones, cold ones. But I remember that in Bridgeport hot subs were called grinders.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/03 12:15:25 (permalink)
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    Growing up in New Haven they were all subs -- hot ones, cold ones. But I remember that in Bridgeport hot subs were called grinders.


    Well that explains why I know them primarily as Grinders. I grew up in Bridgeport/Shelton and then moved to Central CT where they are Grinders as well...unless you go to Subway or other Chain shops in which case they tend to call them "Subs."
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/03 13:21:13 (permalink)
    JoyB
    In CT, it is Grinders although I have seen them called "Subs" in a few chain places. But, the majority of this State,  it is Grinder. I went on vacation to Maine and they called them "Italian Sandwiches" in a place outside of Portland. I thought that was different. 


    That's funny Joy, and so true. Growing up in the very unsophisticated upper coast of Maine, across form Bar Harbor, we had Eyetalian Sandwiches. Every Mom and Pop store (including the one in my town-opened since the 1880's) had them freshly prepared and wrapped on the counter for lunchtime, along with steamed "Red Snappy Dogs" ready to go. They all had boiled Ham/sliced onion/green pepper/thin sliced pickles/American Cheese/black olives/dressed w/salt-pepper-olive oil on soft white roll-top split. How I loved them, and would LOVE one now. Thanks for reminding me.
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/03 17:53:47 (permalink)
    Same thing in the Boston area hot subs are called grinders...  In a small part of Dorchester when I was a kid in the 60s they were called Spuckies!!
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    Re: Zeppelin, Sub, Hoagie, Grinder 2018/08/03 21:11:13 (permalink)
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    Same thing in the Boston area hot subs are called grinders...  In a small part of Dorchester when I was a kid in the 60s they were called Spuckies!!


    We have "cold subs" and "hot subs".
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