I am a Mainer living in exile in Arizona – …

Comment on Maine-Style “Italian” Sandwich by Hilary.

I am a Mainer living in exile in Arizona – and every time I go home to visit Maine, Italians are at the top of my list of food I “have to eat” while I’m there. I have to tell you, even the hot dog buns they sell out here don’t cut it, they don’t taste right. So I’m still relegated to a once-a-year treat when I come to where the real Italians are made. 🙂

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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.