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House Smoked Rueben from Katz's in New YorkDid You Know? The invention of sandwiches is named after John Montagu, the 4th earl of Sandwich, who in 1762, famously ordered a slab of meat between 2 pieces of bread so he could eat with 1 hand and play cards with the other.
Dish 1: House-Smoked Rueben
Where: Katz’s, 205 East Houston St, New York, NY 10002 960 1280
Stuffed Sandwich from Primati Brothers in PittsburghDid You Know? The first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C. He started the Passover custom of sandwiching a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices and wine between 2 matzohs to eat with bitter herbs.
Dish 2: The Original Stuffed Sandwich
Where: Primanti Brothers, 48 18 St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 960 1280
King Torta from Los Reyes de la Torta in PhoenixDid You Know? French influence in the 1800s made wheat bread popular in Mexican cities. From the unique Mexican bread called "telera", the Mexican sandwich, or "torta" was born.
Dish 3: King Torta
Where: Los Reyes de la Torta, 9230 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020 960 1280
Battleship Sandwiches at The Black Sheep in RichmondDid You Know? The sandwich became popular in the American diet when bakeries started selling pre-sliced bread, making it easier for them to be made.
Dish 4: Battleship Sandwiches
Where: The Black Sheep, 901 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220 960 1280
The Kryptonite at Ike's in San FranciscoDid You Know? The word "butty" is often used in Northern areas of the United Kingdom as a synonym for sandwich.
Dish 5: The Kryptonite
Where: Ike's, 3506 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114 960 1280