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Researching sub sanwiches in Central Florida


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Researching sub sanwiches in Central Florida

Bob Mervine | Jan 16, 2005 05:14 AM

I am searching for chow hound's opinions and suggestions for the best of sub sandwiches in Central Florida.
My quest is inspired by a recent NYT article called "Lo, a New Age of Heroes," by Ed Levine that ran Dec. 1, 2004 in the Times. Copyright restrictions prohibit me from including it in its entirely, but many of you have the resources to track it down to read, if you have not. I believe I can also forward a summary copy by email for personal use, if you contact me off line.
I am especially looking for sub sandwiches not normally thought of as subs. This doesn't mean the hoagie equivalent of Hawaiian pizza, however.
Obviously subs made in the Italian vein with fresh bread and great ingredients are my target, however any grinder, hoagie, sub, zep, torpedo, wedge, Cuban or bomber, etc. that is made and sold in Central Florida is eligible. And Jared, no national chains need apply.
For instance, I think the Philly style sub to beat in Orlando is Anthony's Primo in downtown Orlando -- please use that as the standard to compare wit'. If he could just get a consistant supply of TastyCakes.
I find Senor Castro's media noche or -- even better -- his all-pork sandwiches fresh off the plancha are the standard here in O-town for that genre.
Please prove me wrong or, at least, give me something to compare them to.
But who has the best Philly cheese steak?
Where can I find the best Vietnamese-style sub? I am very interested in that variety.
What's the best sandwich/sub at yellow dog eats?
Best meat ball, veal parm., Spiedie, etc.
Don't forget your favorite sandwich that I've forgotten, ignored or, perhaps, am not aware of. Educate a fool here, please and give me some places to sample.
A full blown expedition will result and, of course, I'll report back to this board with the results.
I'm not looking for just sliced bread and ingredients, however. I need a specialty sandwich in a roll format. I love barbecue rib sandwiches as much as the next dog, but that gets away from my premise. That's another meeting. I will accept suggestions for hot dogs, however, but don't need to be told about Hot Dog Heaven or Madison's on Edgewater in College Park or even A&B in Leesburg if, god bless them, they are still operating.


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