Comment on Maine-Style “Italian” Sandwich by Roy Edwards.
“Ma” was born & raised in Portland, 103 Wash Ave, next to Nissan bread. She told stories about the Italian, back then called a “Guinea Grinder”, (she was born in 1910). Ma made these sandwiches everywhere we lived, Pop was career Army, & everyone loved them!
She made them as close to the real deal as she could, the rolls of course were Nissan bread. She’d wrap them in wax paper with a rubber band, Pop would take trays to work or to varied social clubs for fundraisers. Her stories were about the Deli across the street on Wash Ave, selling them for a Nickel!
Still one of my favorite tadte treats…
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Kristin, the “Italian” found in Portland is totally unique! If you drive 50 miles outside of the city you will be hard pressed to find that sandwich. Italian “Subs” are a different deal all together…