Okay - I've lived in NYC for two years and have found (and eaten) many good sandwiches in NY. I still, however, haven't found an Italian Hoagie sandwich in the Philadelphia deli style. This means a good roll (like an amoroso roll) filled with shredded lettuce, mayo, oil and vinegar and then a host of good italian meats (copa, salami, mortadella, etc.) and provolone. Anyone have an idea (and, please, please don't tell me manganaro's - which is totally forgettable - or one of the italian delis like those on Arthur Avenue or Italian Food Center - both have great sandwiches but they're not what I'm looking for because they tend to have crustier bread, pickled peppers, mozarella, etc.)
Help!!!!! I'm tired of asking my friends to bring me up an Italian Cheltenham from Lee's Hoagie House every time they drive up from Philly.