Best Sandwich in America: Mid-Atlantic Pictures

Adam has arrived in the mid-Atlantic. Making pit stops in Baltimore, Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, Adam must choose among 3 classics.

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The W Hotel Club Sandwich
The W Hotel Club Sandwich

The W Hotel Club Sandwich

The Club Sandwich
Where: The W Hotel in Washington, DC
What: It’s a triple-decker sandwich with grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, mayo and a sunny side up fried egg, all in 3 slices of sourdough bread.
For more, visit the Best Sandwich in America website.
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Crab Cakes from Faidley Seafood

Crab Cakes from Faidley Seafood

Crab Cake Sandwich
Where: Faidley Seafood in Baltimore
What: These traditional sammies are filled with 6.5 ounces of jumbo lump crabmeat, fried to perfection.
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Chicken Cheddar Biscuit from Time-Out

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit from Time-Out

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit
Where: Time-Out Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC
What: This sandwich has a crispy piece of fried chicken topped with an oozing piece of cheddar cheese resting between a large, fluffy biscuit.
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The Chicken Conquistador from Zunzi's

The Chicken Conquistador from Zunzi's

The Chicken Conquistador
Where: Zunzi’s in Savannah, GA
What: The Conquistador consists of a baked chicken breast served with lettuce, tomato and special sauce on French bread.
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The BLT from Crown Candy Kitchen

The BLT from Crown Candy Kitchen

The BLT
Where: Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis
What: A mountain of thick-sliced crisp bacon is topped with tomato slices and lettuce, all sandwiched between 2 pieces of golden brown white toast.
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The CSS Virginia

The CSS Virginia

The CSS Virginia
Where: The Blacksheep in Richmond, VA
What: This creations has with fried chicken livers loaded into a toasted French baguette with shredded cabbage, green onions, granny smith apple and remoulade sauce.
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Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich from Katz's

Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich from Katz's

Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich
Where: Katz's Deli in New York City
What: The meats are on rye bread with mustard but Adam’s favorite way to eat this sandwich is with Russian dressing and coleslaw.
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Grouper Reuben

Grouper Reuben

Grouper Reuben
Where: Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa, FL
What: The sandwich is a filet of grouper topped with melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and warm sauerkraut placed between 2 slices of marble rye bread.
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Shrimp Po Boy

Shrimp Po Boy

Shrimp Po' Boy
Where: Domilise’s Po-Boy and Bar in New Orleans
What: It has loads of fresh shrimp straight from the fry basket piled onto a loaf of locally made bread. It is dressed with tomato, lettuce and creole mustard with some pickles to top it off.
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4-Courser Sandwich

4-Courser Sandwich

4-Courser Sandwich
Where: The Fifty/50 in Chicago
What: The 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.
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Al’s Combo Italian Beef

Al’s Combo Italian Beef

Al’s Combo Italian Beef
Where: Al's in Chicago
What: The fall-apart tender beef is piled high on top of an Italian Sausage grilled to perfection. It is topped with sweet hot peppers and Giardiniera, and is sandwiched between a hearty Italian roll that soaks up the au jus, giving it that extra burst of flavor.
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Adam Richman and The Fifty/50 Scott Weiner
Adam Richman and The Fifty/50 Scott Weiner

Adam Richman and The Fifty/50 Scott Weiner

Adam visits The Fifty/50 in Chicago where chef Scott Weiner creates a 4-courser sandwich for him. 960 1280

  

Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore

Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore

Another stop on Adam's quest brings him to Faidley Seafood in Baltimore. 960 1280

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Adam Richman and Faidley's Seafood's crab cake sandwich

Adam Richman and Faidley's Seafood's crab cake sandwich

Adam wonders if this crab cake sandwich is the best in America. Hmm, guess time will tell. 960 1280

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Adam Richman and Faidley's Seafood owners Nancy and Bill Devine

Adam Richman and Faidley's Seafood owners Nancy and Bill Devine

Faidley Seafood owners Nancy and Bill Devine try to convince Adam that their crab cakes are the best. 960 1280

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Adam Richman with The W Hotel's chef Philippe Reininger

Adam Richman with The W Hotel's chef Philippe Reininger

Adam and the W Hotel's chef Philippe Reininger whip up one of the hotel's famous club sandwiches. 960 1280

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Zunzi's in Savannah

Zunzi's in Savannah

Adam also visits Zunzi's in Savannah, GA, where international flavors are inspired by the owners' diverse backgrounds. 960 1280

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Maria J. Hernandez prepares their signature Chicken Cheddar Biscuit

Maria J. Hernandez prepares their signature Chicken Cheddar Biscuit

Time-Out Restaurant employee Maria J. Hernandez prepares the restaurant's signature chicken cheddar biscuit. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and owner Eddie Williams

Adam Richman and owner Eddie Williams

Adam poses with Time-Out's owner Eddie Williams and the chicken cheddar biscuit. 960 1280

  

Mitchell’s Delicatessen in Nashville

Mitchell’s Delicatessen in Nashville

In Nashville, TN, Adam visits Mitchell Delicatessen, which is known for its high-quality food. 960 1280

  

David Mitchell prepares a Mitchell's Deli signature sandwich

David Mitchell prepares a Mitchell's Deli signature sandwich

Owner David Mitchell prepares Mitchell Delicatessen's signature sandwich, the Asian flank steak sandwich, for Adam to taste. 960 1280

  

Tommy DiNic’s

Tommy DiNic’s

Inside Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market, Tommy DiNic’s roast pork and beef creations are culinary masterpieces. 960 1280

  

DiNic's employee John Mooney

DiNic's employee John Mooney

Employee John Mooney prepares a DiNic's signature sandwich. 960 1280

  

Katz's in NY

Katz's in NY

Katz's has been New York's most famous deli since 1888, recreating the flavors of the old world. 960 1280

  

Chef Chris Pacelli of Al's

Chef Chris Pacelli of Al's

Chef Chris Pacelli prepares Al's signature Italian beef sandwich, a favorite in Chicago. 960 1280

  

Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida

Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida

Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, FL, serves up a killer grouper Reuben sandwich which is popular with locals. 960 1280

  

Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh

Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's Primanti Bros. has 20 mega-sized sandwiches on the menu -- so multiple visits are in order. 960 1280

  

Crown Candy Kitchen in St Louis

Crown Candy Kitchen in St Louis

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

  

Adam Richman with owner Andy Karandzeiff

Adam Richman with owner Andy Karandzeiff

Adam and Crown Candy Kitchen owner Andy Karandzieff admire the restaurant's BLT, a bacon lover's dream. 960 1280

  

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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