I’m not sure I agree about the bread either, but …

Comment on Maine-Style “Italian” Sandwich by Russell Harmon.

I’m not sure I agree about the bread either, but that’s a good idea with the tapenade! For me the hard part is the pickles. I live in Seattle, and having Amatos ship me a big jar occasionally is the only way I’ve gotten them sour enough. I’ll try out the hot dog bun idea For Science, but I’ve really just given up on that part and use a nice artisan olive bread instead.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.