Want to order a hero, hoagie, or a submarine? Nope, here we have grinders (or subs), the difference being that most – at least the properly served varieties – are prepared on either crusty or toasted bread. Hence, they are a “grind” to chew. On a related note, if you happen to be from Southeastern Mass. and ask for a chow mein sandwich anywhere north of Brockton, just take the inquisitive look with the satisfaction that they don’t know what they’re missing.