According to a recent article in the New York Times Magazine, the sandwich is the most popular meal in America, at both lunch and dinner. (Just one of the reasons why America is awesome.)
There’s no doubt that Philadelphia has a deeply rooted sandwich history. The Philadelphia Inquirer highlights two of the reasons for that trend: the cheesesteak and the hoagie. Hoagies, Hoagies, Hoagies and Steaks & Cheesesteaks are featured collections of the Inquirer’s sandwich reporting over the years. Some interesting tidbits include an investigation into the history of the hoagie, a look at the ever growing popularity of seeded rolls, and Craig LaBan’s cheesesteak project, where he recruited four high school students to find the perfect sandwich (they crowned John’s Roast Pork the victor).
We’re glad to see that Philly.com has offered the growing number of sandwich enthusiasts a look inside their archives of hoagie and cheesesteak reporting.