I've lived in the Baltimore area for 5 years now and every time I find myself in the mood for a hero sandwich on italian bread I come away disappointed. Do the folks here really think that the bread is supposed to have the consistency of Wonder bread?
A hero should be crusty on the outside, somewhat dense on the inside and be able to stand up to the sauce from meatballs for example rather than sopping it up like a sponge.
And yes, I've been to Dipasquales where the bread is actually quite good. On the other hand it's not always convenient to visit there from my home in Baltimore County.