Been to Lafayette (LA). They have hoagies there.
I do believe the "po'boy" comes close, but it is a dressing thing. Not
I've spent a good amount of time in Louisiana. If they're calling it a hoagie.. Don't eat there.
1) Get your favorite kind of bread or roll.
2) Get your favorite meats.
3) Get your favorite cheeses.
4) Get your favorite veggies.
5) Get your favorite condiments.
6) Assemble it anyway you want.
2015-05-22 19:41 from zooer @uncnsrdand its communist region don't
Yeah, that "custom" is called FREEDOM, you people from 150 miles of NY city
Some of us in and/or from that region understand it far more than *you* will ever know.
Thu May 14 2015 09:43:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar(Adjust as needed for the fact that the word "hoagie" is unknown outside eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.)
(Go ahead, incite the flame war over what a large sandwich is properly called...)
My dad used to tell me that the hoagie was invented when folks were selling sandwiches to the workers around the naval yard south of Philadelphia after the Depression. I was also told that they were called Hoggies for this reason.
Subs and Grinders are terms coined elsewhere and seemingly more appropriate being a Jersey guy myself. A hoagie is prepared on a soft roll and served cold where as Grinders seem to always be hot and subs are a clever imposter of the hoagie. It is fun to travel and see other state's versions of this iconic sandwich. Even within Jersey itself, imposters can be found in shore towns and gas stations all over but I have never found a bigger imposter than in West Virginia. I am sure it was simply a comedy of errors that contributed to it's heightened level of horror that Elvira herself would've been sure to advertise on Saturday nights. Most certainly not a hoagie.
I can say that one of the best (and worse) spin-offs hails from Cleveland Ohio at a place called "Mr. Hero". This had a half stale soft roll with minimal amount of ingredients, lots of Mayo and fried Bologna. Interesting drunk food for sure! Again, not a hoagie.
Also found in New Jersey is a terrible place claiming to hoagies called "Mr. Sub". Unless you are in college, drunk or under the influence of a mind altering substance, surly you can up your experience by buying a sandwich in a vending machine or the next available Wawa and skip this terrible choice..