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Offline DCFan

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Yeah, Harper expressing love for the Italian Store just bumped him up a few notches in my book.  That place is incredible.

The bread they use for their subs. :az:  And their large pepperoni pie. :az:

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The bread they use for their subs. :az:  And their large pepperoni pie. :az:
Hoagie. Not a sub.

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Hoagie. Not a sub.
go back to Philly.  Sub.  Hero.  Spuckie.

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go back to Philly.  Sub.  Hero.  Spuckie.

Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeriste I'm still trying to wrap my mind around a "package store".

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go back to Philly.  Sub.  Hero.  Spuckie.
Hoagie.

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I think spuckie is only used in East Boston by folks who go back > 2 generations.

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Hoagie.

You won’t find any of those in The Italian Store.

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Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeriste I'm still trying to wrap my head around a "package store".

I heard it for years growing up as an AF brat. Every base around the world, the liquor shop was 'the package store.' I think I was a teen when I finally learned what they sold. Never have been in one (on base) to this day. Is it a regional thing to call it that? In MI it was the liquor store and here in VA it's the ABC or the alphabet store.

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I heard it for years growing up as an AF brat. Every base around the world, the liquor shop was 'the package store.' I think I was a teen when I finally learned what they sold. Never have been in one (on base) to this day. Is it a regional thing to call it that? In MI it was the liquor store and here in VA it's the ABC or the alphabet store.
Package Store or "Packie" is a New England thing.  As in "Whitey bought the packie on Morrisey Boulevard to launder his cash."

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I heard it for years growing up as an AF brat. Every base around the world, the liquor shop was 'the package store.' I think I was a teen when I finally learned what they sold. Never have been in one (on base) to this day. Is it a regional thing to call it that? In MI it was the liquor store and here in VA it's the ABC or the alphabet store.

In W PA, we called it the state store.    I was exposed to this foreign dialect (NE) when I was in the Army.

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I think spuckie is only used in East Boston by folks who go back > 2 generations.

What's now called Fluff? :)

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Hoagie. Not a sub.

We're both wrong. It's a sandwich. :crackup:  But deep inside they call them subs. Philadelphia style. :crackup:

https://www.italianstore.com/menu.html

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For those who can't get enough, 106.7 is carrying Hawpah's "press conference" at 3 PM.

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Package Store or "Packie" is a New England thing.  As in "Whitey bought the packie on Morrisey Boulevard to launder his cash."

Yep, and in CT the "packie" closed at 8:00!! Imagine my shock moving to Florida where you could buy beer at 10:00 at night from a convenience store :shock:

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You won’t find any of those in The Italian Store.
They just give it the wrong name so people like you buy it.

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In W PA, we called it the state store.    I was exposed to this foreign dialect (NE) when I was in the Army.
State store! 

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They just give it the wrong name so people like you buy it.

But they try to make you feel like you're back in south philly with this;

https://www.italianstore.com/sandwiches.html

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no grinder?
go back to Philly.  Sub.  Hero.  Spuckie.

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But they try to make you feel like you're back in south philly with this;

https://www.italianstore.com/sandwiches.html

Is the shop in Lyon Village new?    I don't remember it when I lived in the neighborhood in the 80s.     Of course, I don't remember much of anything from the 80s    ...    or 70s   ....   or late 60s.

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Is the shop in Lyon Village new?    I don't remember it when I lived in the neighborhood in the 80s.     Of course, I don't remember much of anything from the 80s    ...    or 70s   ....   or late 60s.

Not new - been there at least 20 years.  It's in the shopping center with the Giant, directly across from what used to be the Little Tavern and what's still the pawnshop. 

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Not new - been there at least 20 years.  It's in the shopping center with the Giant, directly across from what used to be the Little Tavern and what's still the pawnshop. 

It was about 20 years ago that I started paying attention to that area.

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Not new - been there at least 20 years.  It's in the shopping center with the Giant, directly across from what used to be the Little Tavern and what's still the pawnshop. 

I used to go to the Giant all the time.    I lived up on Danville near Lee HWY.     I loved the Little Tavern.    True story:   Back then, the dry cleaner was owned by a Korean family (IIRC).    I walked in one day to pick up some cleaning and the counter guy was arguing with a man who had a Spanish accent.    They were havin' a hell of a time communicating in English.    They asked me to help.    So, here I am listening to each man's heavily accented English explaining to the other man what was said.

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I used to go to the Giant all the time.    I lived up on Danville near Lee HWY.     I loved the Little Tavern.    True story:   Back then, the dry cleaner was owned by a Korean family (IIRC).    I walked in one day to pick up some cleaning and the counter guy was arguing with a man who had a Spanish accent.    They were havin' a hell of a time communicating in English.    They asked me to help.    So, here I am listening to each man's heavily accented English explaining to the other man what was said.

So which one got shot after you translated?  :crackup: