Snob Methodology

What is the measure of a good Italian sandwich?


One can’t do a proper analysis without a defined methodology. I’m a snob, not a slob. Italian sandwiches will be measured on the following attributes:

  • Bread
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Veggies
  • Number of napkins required
  • Distance from my office
  • Cost

An overall rating out of 5 will be determined from these attributes plus any additional intangibles.


For clarity, the ideal sandwich is in the style of the “Maine Italian Sandwich” created in Portland, Maine by Giovanni Amato. For more on this history, see