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Old 05-01-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Cheesesteak Hoagies are hybrids and a category all by themselves.

A meatball hoagie??? Uh, no. That's a meatball sandwich. To which I would never, ever add lettuce and tomato.

Grinders, of course, start out as hoagies until they are toasted. But there's not such thing as a meatball grinder, since it's already hot.
A lot of places call hot sandwiches hoagies as well, though to give you credit, many others categorize them as simply "hot sandwiches." They're still served on the rolls lol. No lettuce or tomato on a meatball (whatever you wanna call it ) of course, but I don't see why that's necessarily a game changer.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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A lot of places call hot sandwiches hoagies as well, though to give you credit, many others categorize them as simply "hot sandwiches." They're still served on the rolls lol. No lettuce or tomato on a meatball (whatever you wanna call it ) of course, but I don't see why that's necessarily a game changer.
Standard ingredients for hoagies include lettuce and tomato. In fact, adding those ingredients to the otherwise "hot sandwich" morphs it into a hoagie.


Years ago I got a great bacon, egg, and cheddar sandwich (on a shortie roll) at Wawa. I'm seldom there at breakfast time, and more recently decided to get the same, again. I tried ordering that combo at the machine, and somehow ended up with a scrambled egg Italian hoagie! It's weirdness blew my mind, but I don't think I'd order the same again.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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sounds horrible to me
Yes it does.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Standard ingredients for hoagies include lettuce and tomato. In fact, adding those ingredients to the otherwise "hot sandwich" morphs it into a hoagie.
Interesting theory. That certainly explains the cheesesteak hoagie nomenclature. Maybe it's an urban/suburban thing, or perhaps even the decision of my neighborhood childhood pizza place to call all long sandwiches, hot, cold, or otherwise, hoagies by default (though it did give a special mention to their "famous" Italian grinder).

Sticking to the previous "meatball" example, I did a search on MenuPages, and 19 listed restaurants in the greater Philadelphia region advertised "meatball hoagies," while 128 had "meatball sandwiches" on the menu. "Meatball sub" had 12 results, and a few places even made the distinction between "[cold] hoagies" and "[hot] subs." Very interesting.

The funny thing is, I've been to a number of places that have called their hot sandwiches just plain "sandwiches," and I never even noticed! Thank you Blinx (and you too, FBJ) for alterting me to this. And to think, Boston Style fooled me into believing their "hot, cold, room temperature, whatever the hell it is, it's a hoagie, unless it's a hoagie made grinder" rationale was among the minority.

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