Capriotti’s orig place is/was good.the “branches” not as good, but still usually better that other stuff around.
ChrisOC…….when I moved from New England(via the original) to PA some 2 decades back it was explained to me that all hoagies are subs, but not all subs are hoagies…..the example used was a cheesesteak…….a cheesesteak Hoagie had the tomato and lettuce, the regular sub did not. Was I just being “joshed”? I remember I was gonna have to pick up the tab for lunch that day, but won it back in a later day when I won the contest of the most names for a (“grinder”)
Many years ago there was a place in College Park Maryland called Earl’s Philly Hoagies. All the deli sandwiches were called hoagies (L, T, O, Oil/Vinegar, Mayo, etc) and the cheesesteaks were cheesesteaks.
You could indeed get a cheesesteak hoagie, which also came with L, T, Mayo, etc.