Best Sandwich in America: Northwest Pictures

Adam's Best Sandwich search brings him to the Northwest where he rates an oxtail sandwich, a roast beef sandwich stuffed with fries and a pork belly Cubano.

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Adam Richman
Adam Richman

Adam Richman

Adam Richman is on a quest to find the best sandwich in the America. To do this he'll travel to 10 different regions of the country to crown regional champs. These winners will go head-to-head for the championships and title of Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America. 960 1280

  

The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes

Cool summer nights call for comfort food. Green Bay's prime rib meets the fish taco torta from Minneapolis, and the Detroit Yardbird. 960 1280

  

The Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast

You can taste the ocean breeze in every bite. The Media Noche takes on a shrimp po-boy and grouper Reuben. 960 1280

  

Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic

American history lives in these sandwiches. A top secret chicken club in DC takes on Baltimore's classic crab cake and the CSS Virginia from Richmond. 960 1280

  

Midwest

Midwest

The sandwiches stick to your ribs. But can classics like Italian beef and BLT hold their ground against a showstopper like the 4-Courser? 960 1280

  

Northeast

Northeast

Big ciities have big appetites corned beef and pastrami vs roast pork vs capicola topped with French fries. FUHGEDDABOUDIT! 960 1280

  

Northwest

Northwest

Fertile soil yields fresh ingredients. The pork belly Cubano battles pristine oxtail and a steak sandwich topped with everything. 960 1280

  

South

South

This is down home taste and creative cooking. Can the classic chicken biscuit beat the new flavors of the conquistador and Asian flank steak? 960 1280

  

Southwest

Southwest

Meat rules in cattle country. The legendary torta del ray from Phoenix takes on the big guns of Texas: smoked duck pastrami and sliced beef brisket. 960 1280

  

West Coast

West Coast

Laid back food for easy living. LA's tender pulled pork battles sliced tri-tip from San Diego, and pulled lamb from San Fran. 960 1280

  

New England

New England

Back East, Yankees love local ingredients. The lobster roll, crab grilled cheese and ultimate turkey sandwich take the stage. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman at Phil's BBQ
Adam Richman at Phil's BBQ

Adam Richman at Phil's BBQ

Adam heads to California to try some of the best sandwiches throughout the state. 960 1280

  

Exterior of Phil's BBQ in San Diego

Exterior of Phil's BBQ in San Diego

The first stop is Phil’s BBQ in San Diego. Phil’s BBQ has become a San Diego BBQ landmark serving more than 1 million pounds of BBQ sauce (enough to fill Shamu the whale’s tank) since 1998. 960 1280

  

Interior of Phil's BBQ in San Diego

Interior of Phil's BBQ in San Diego

Phil’s BBQ is best known for its Santa Maria-style BBQ tri-tip. 960 1280

  

El Toro sandwich from Phil's BBQ

El Toro sandwich from Phil's BBQ

The El Toro is a chargrilled, deli-sliced tri-tip topped with special BBQ sauce on a bun. A note from the owner Phil: Don’t forget a roll of paper towels since the El Toro can be messy to eat! 960 1280

  

JR Barbeque in Culver City California

JR Barbeque in Culver City California

Adam also makes a stop at JR's Barbeque in Los Angeles. Run by mother-son team Jeanie Jackson and Bobby Johnson, the home-style restaurant strives to bring Memphis-style barbecue to LA. 960 1280

  

Bobby Johnson and Adam Richman and pulled pork sandwich

Bobby Johnson and Adam Richman and pulled pork sandwich

Bobby Johnson, owner and chef at JR's, shares with Adam his favorite creation: the pulled pork sandwich. 960 1280

  

Chef Bobby Johnson making pulled pork

Chef Bobby Johnson making pulled pork

Chef Bobby shows Adam how to prepare the pork for the sandwich. JR's guarantees that each piece of meat is as "tender as mother's love." 960 1280

  

Adam Richman with JR's Jeanie Jackson and Bobby Johnson

Adam Richman with JR's Jeanie Jackson and Bobby Johnson

Jeanie Jackson and her son Bobby love sharing their food and award-winning barbecue sauce (the ingredients of which are a family secret) with customers at JR's. 960 1280

  

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

A favorite at the restaurant is the pulled pork sandwich, which is topped with coleslaw and JR’s famous hot sauce. Can it take the West Coast regional title? 960 1280

  

The last stop is Wexler's in San Francisco's financial district. Wexler's isn't your typical Southern BBQ; chef Charlie Kleinman has given the food a sophisticated San Fran twist. 960 1280

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Wexler's Pulled Lamb Sandwich

Wexler's Pulled Lamb Sandwich

The "pulled" lamb sandwich is topped with an unusual mix of watermelon vinegar, pickled watermelon rind and red cabbage slaw. Does it have the flavors to earn the regional title? Watch to find out! 960 1280

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