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Mar 5, 2008 04:39 AM

Thanksgiving-style hoagie?

A while ago a pharmaceutical rep brought lunch for my office from some hoagie shop in New Jersey I think and there was this great turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce hoagie (mayo too if memory serves). I was just thinking about it the other day and did an online search but came up empty. Does anyone know of this place or another that serves the typical thanksgiving leftover hoagie? I live in Philly so anywhere in the general vicinity would be good.

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  1. They are called the "Bobby" at Capriotti's. It started out in this area, so there are plenty around:

    (apparently if you show them a delaware ID in the vegas shop, you get a free hoagie. Wish I'd known that ... they just sold a share of the shop though, so I don't know if that holds true!)

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    1. re: alexajord

      I think that's the place! I remember them offering a vegetarian option. Thanks so much :)

    2. Don't know of a shop making them, but if your looking for a place in NJ you would best off use the term "Sub sandwich" we don't use "Hoagie much.

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      1. re: Eric in NJ

        It's called the Thanksgiving Day and its sold by Hinck's Turkey Farm. Although they used to have more (Ocean and Red Bank) their sole location is in Manasquan, NJ. Here is the link to the website:
        Good Luck.

        1. re: Eric in NJ

          Eric – I’m sorry but I beg to differ with you. Hoagie and sub are used interchangeably from at least Trenton on south. Some lesser used terms in NJ are hero or grinder but hoagie is used almost exclusively in Hamilton Twp.

          1. re: TomDel

            Just be glad you don't have a real Maine Eyetalian, w/ 30 weight motor oil, wrapped in tar paper and left in the sun on the dashboard to cure. Yes, sah! Maine cookin'! The sandwich of choice is cold meatloaf w/ ketchup. And the public bean suppah....
            Billboards: We Serve Italians (Since the Civil Rights Act)
            Eat a Fresh Italian! (I ain't even goin' there.)
            Go eat a Po'boy, will ya?
            In New Mexico, the Thanksgiving Sub has fresh green chile peppers too.

            1. re: Passadumkeg

              Yeah, but you do have lobsters and lets not forget fried clams with bellies. You can’t get them down here, the Ipswich clams. I could do without the catsup, but a cold meatloaf sandwich on white bread with butter salt and pepper ain’t too bad either.

              1. re: TomDel

                Well Cappy, real Mainers can't afford lobsters, it's for them tourist from New Joisey like Mathaw Stewaht. My Yankee wife told me not to knock meat loaf sandwhiches, when I bring back that disgusting Taylor Pork Roll! She ain't too fond of scrapple either, but she loves baked beans w/ Indian bread.
                As a kid we used to dig them "Ipswich Clams" (Mass term) in Barnegate Bay as a kid, but we called 'em "pissers". Up here we call'em soft shell vs Quohogs which youse call cherry stones.
                The boss and I do, however, agree on our fave. sandwich, a kinda Maine-Norwegian fusion. A rekker smorbrod or open face shrimp sandwich. This afternoon I'll drive up the hill to some guy's pick up, buy 10 lbs of small, sweet north Atlantic shrimp for $.75 a lb, bring 'em home, steam 'em, chill 'em, pull out a jug of fine cheap white wine, slice some crusty white bread, drink some wine, slather some butter on it, drink some wine, peel some shrimp,cover the bread w/ shrimp, drink some wine, cover shrimp w/ IKEA mayo & a squeeze of fresh lemon, drink some more wine and eat. Repeat process until stuffed and/or blitzed. A turkey hoagiesub? Forgetaboutit!

            2. re: TomDel

              That's true TomDel I wasn't thinking of my southern neighbors. I've lived central/northern all my life.

              1. re: Eric in NJ

                Eric – No problem. We have an identity crisis here. When we look at a map of NJ it appears to us that I-195 geographically splits the state exactly in half, so naturally we think of ourselves as central NJ. But you folks up north seem to think that Edison is central NJ and anything below it is southern NJ. We don’t know who to root for either, Philly or NY teams. It drives us crazy.

          2. In New Hope PA, Havana has been making the day-after sandwich for years, with the exact ingredients you list.

            1. The Thanksgiving inspired version described by bgut1 (neither a sub or hoagie) is not original to Hinck's and I believe alexajord provided the correct version the OP, phillyvmd, was looking for.

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              1. re: HillJ

                HIllJ - I didn't mean to imply by my response that this was the exact sandwich that the OP was referencing only that a similar type of sandwich was made by Hinck's. As far as your statement that the sandwich is not orginal to Hinck's, do you know who invented it?

                1. re: bgut1

                  bgut1, I didn't misunderstand your reply, in fact helpful is what I would call it. In answer to your question about origin, this gem of a sandwich is hard to claim origin. Butterball would love to. Each year a host of papers list versions tried & true and completely unorthodox like this:

                  My favorite was enjoyed at McNally's Tavern in Chestnut Hill, PA some time ago.

              2. doesn't WAWA serve this up?