My wife and I are from Maine. When we are in our home state and decide to eat out for lunch we’ll often order an italian sub. Quite a simple process, really!
In New Hampshire they don’t seem to know what an italian sub is, even though it is clearly offered on the menu. In numerous cases (many different sub shops) I’ll order my favorite sandwich and the response is “What do you want on it?”
My brain goes spastic. Are you kidding me? It’s like, where do I start…This is when my wife will grab my hand to make sure I don’t jump across the counter and make it myself 🙂
Maybe its just that we are Maniacs (and proud of it)…
So, for those sub shops (outside of Maine) that aren’t clear what is on an italian sub, the ingredients include:
- Ham and/or Salami
- Green Peppers
- Black Olives
Starting with this commonly known foundation (in Maine, at least) I’m ONLY asked (potentially) 2 questions:
- Would you like any oil or mayo?
- Is there anything you don’t want on it (although, this is NOT usually one of the questions)?
In both cases, my response is “Nope.” And then, BLAM-O, there it is! Nothing magical, really.
To this, the italian sub connoisseur might add a Coke or Pepsi and a bag of Humpty Dumpty BBQ chips. Man, am I getting hungry! We’d better head to Maine to make this an easy process.
In closing, being asked what I want on my italian sub is like asking me what I want on my pepperoni pizza.
They just don’t put up with that crap in Maine. The Way Life Should Be!