If you weren't in Portland, Maine yesterday, you missed out on witnessing (and eating) a HUMUNGO sub made right there in Monument Square.

According to a story from the Portland Press Herald, the event's purpose was to call attention to the opening event of this year's Harvest on the Harbor event in October.

There is no Guiness record for the longest Italian Ham Sandwich, so yesterday, 11 restaurants participated in making the ginormous lunch:  A&C Grocery, Anania’s, Broadway Variety, Corsetti’s, Deb’s, DiPietro’s, Leavitt & Sons; Old Port Sandwich Shop, Otherside Delicatessen, Pat’s and Sisters Gourmet Deli.

Each participant was responsible for a section of the 160 foot long sub that wrapped around monument square.  It took about 25 minutes to construct and significantly less time to eat by all the on-lookers.

They didn't make the record this year because there was no one there to certify it from Guiness, but I suspect that this will all be duplicated next year.  I think they'll try to go for an even LONGER ham sandwich!


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