Midwest

Adam's quest for the best sandwich takes him to the Midwest where he'll sample Chicago's 4-courser and Al's Italian beef sandwiches, as well as, St. Louis' heart-stopping BLT sandwich.

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Adam Richman in St Louis
Adam Richman in St Louis

Adam Richman in St Louis

Adam heads to the Midwest to rate sandwiches at culinary landmarks in Chicago and St Louis. 960 1280

  

St Louis, MO

St Louis, MO

Though St. Louis is known for steaks, Italian food and BBQ, Adam visits the Gateway City to try one specific sandwich. 960 1280

  

Crown Candy Kitchen

Crown Candy Kitchen

The Crown Candy Kitchen has one of America's oldest surviving soda fountains. Crown Candy's homemade malts, sundaes and chocolate candy have been legendary in St. Louis for generations. 960 1280

  

Heart-Stopping BLT

Heart-Stopping BLT

Adam visits Crown Candy Kitchen for their classic sandwich the Heart-Stopping BLT. This sandwich takes the BLT to a whole new level with a mountain of thick-sliced crisp bacon that is sure to fulfill every bacon lover's dream! 960 1280

  

Al's Italian Beef

Al's Italian Beef

Al’s Beef is a culinary landmark in Chicago; it's been serving the No.#1 Italian beef sandwich in the Windy City since 1938. 960 1280

  

Interior of Al's Beef

Interior of Al's Beef

Al's Beef was started by Al Ferreri, his sister Frances and her husband, Chris Pacelli, Sr. They created the sandwiches during the Great Depression when meat was hard to come by. Thinly slicing the beef allowed Al and Chris to make more sandwiches with the meat they had. 960 1280

  

Chris Pacelli and the Al's Italian Beef

Chris Pacelli and the Al's Italian Beef

Chef Chris Pacelli puts the final touches on the eatery's signature sandwich, Al's Italian beef. He then shows Adam the proper Italian stance to eat it. 960 1280

  

Al's Italian Beef

Al's Italian Beef

On Al's Italian beef sandwich, the tender beef is topped with sweet peppers and crunchy pickled veggies called giardiniera, and put on an Italian roll. Can it take the Midwest regional title? 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Scott Weiner

Adam Richman and Scott Weiner

Adam's other Chicago stop is at the restaurant and bar Fifty/50. He meets with co-owner Scott Weiner to check out their 4-courser sandwich. 960 1280

  

Fifty/50 Restaurant

Fifty/50 Restaurant

Fifty/50 was created by Scott and his business partner Greg Mohr. They met while working in a seafood restaurant in Chicago and combined their ideas for the ultimate bar and restaurant. 960 1280

  

Interior of the Fifty/50

Interior of the Fifty/50

Fifty/50 has 3 levels, 2 bars and a menu full of secret sauces and recipes. 960 1280

  

Scott Weiner and Adam Richman

Scott Weiner and Adam Richman

Fifty/50 co-owner Scott Weiner looks on as Adam prepares to try the restaurant's signature offering, the 4-courser sandwich. 960 1280

  

The 4-Courser Sandwich

The 4-Courser Sandwich

The 4-courser sandwich has smoked pulled pork with a gouda béchamel sauce, pickles, jalapeño chips, sweet potato chips with BBQ sauce and a waffle-ized macaroni and cheese, all between a smoked pretzel bun. Will it be the regional champ? 960 1280

  

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