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.