I have no idea how I missed this the first time around, but sensational report. Obviously, being from Pittsburgh, this was of special interest to me. I am very happy that you liked Pamela’s so much, since it is a favorite of mine. I have a review all written to send in to Roadfood. All I need is a few more good pics.
Good luck continuing to convert your family into Roadfooders!
<<This may seem obvious, but did you try posting to the "Where Should I Eat" Board? –Ken>>
Never mind, I just noticed there are 43 pages of Cincinnati discussions on that board and you started them. I will read thru all 43 pages if I’m ever going back to Cinti, but presumably there’s been some disussion of hoagies there.
<<Epilogue 2 – I’m still looking for a really good italian hoagie in Cincinnati, no luck yet.>>
Sorry I can’t help you there, I haven’t been in Cinti. in over 20 years. This may seem obvious, but did you try posting to the "Where Should I Eat" Board? –Ken
PS: I Love it when old threads suddenly get resurrected. As I said a over year ago, thanks for the great trip report!
You do know that Campo’s ships don’t you?
It will cost more than the dreck you are probably forced to eat out there but cheaper than driving to Phila. for a hoagie (or zep where I come from.)
Epilogue 2 – I’m still looking for a really good italian hoagie in Cincinnati, no luck yet. Sub Station II (made it out there around Chrstmas Time 2006) was decent, unspectacular.
As a somewhat topical aside – an epilogue to the story – I have been eating italian subs (hoagies, whatever name you prefer) virtually every other day since returning from this trip
Mind you, prior to Campo’s, I had never eaten an Italian Hoagie before in my life. Ever.
What can I say? Campo’s hooked me. Hard. And now I appear to be making up for all the italian hoagies I could have eaten prior to now 🙂
Alas, there do not appear to be any places to get a really good one in the downtown Cincinnati area, but the #9 at Jimmy John’s (which I had trashed for a very poor quality roast beef sub some months back) is much better than I had expected.
I’m hoping to get over to Sub Station in Florence to try the italian hoagies there, but if any Cincy residents know where a good italian hoagie can be had locally, let me know 🙂
So I went expecting to have some great cheesesteaks – and I did indeed have one great one, at Steve’s – and instead discovered the joy of the italian hoagie
One other thing – prosciutto was a regular ingredient at all the sandwich joints I visited in Philly. In Cincinnati, it’s something I generally only see at high end italian restaurants. Kinda odd, for me at least.
Just made some spelling corrections and fixed the pic for Steve’s steak – looking at it again, I don’t remember it being so messy 🙂
T.J., great writing. Keep up the reports on all your trips.
A great write-up. I’ll have to refer to this for my next Phila sojurn.
Sorry to hear that the family so darned supportive of industrialized food
service. My bride was a chain queen – it took ~5 years for her to break
the Denny’s and McD’s habit.
Well, I finally finished this report, adding the photos from the wife’s camera.
That said, I definitely like my lower res, cheaper camera a lot better 🙂
Thanks for all your kind comments….makes it even more worthwhile with the feedback.
I look forward to returning to this city at a less hectic time of year
No Parse, in fact at no time during said vacation did I lay my hands on even a single bottle or packet of ketchup, blended or otherwise.
Mind you, had I done so, it’d have been documented therein
I live near West View. I love Isaly’s! The slammer is good, but I like the bomber better (half a pound of chipped ham). Chipped ham is a Western PA specialty, I guess the best word for it would be shaved ham.
Great report, TJ! Your description of the Slammer made me hungry for one. I also admire your honesty about some of the "interesting" aspects of married life. Thanks for a great read!
thanks so very much for your report, especially on the difference between goetta and scrapple.
i really appreciate the pictures.
I said "most" not all. So, no, I wouldn’t have predicted the cycle incident. Man, you had a heckuva time over here.
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