Best Sandwich in America: The Regions

Check out the 10 regions of the country Adam Richman will be visiting on his quest for the best sandwich in America.

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Adam Richman with the chicken cheddar biscuit

Adam Richman with the chicken cheddar biscuit

Adam heads to the South to taste 3 iconic sandwiches and crown one the regional winner. 960 1280

  

Time Out Restaurant in Chapel Hill

Time Out Restaurant in Chapel Hill

In Chapel Hill, NC, Adam makes a stop at Time-Out restaurant, located right next to the university. The restaurant has been a Tar Heel favorite since 1978. 960 1280

  

Time-Out owner Eddie Williams

Time-Out owner Eddie Williams

Owner Eddit Williams prepares the restaurant's signature sandwich, the chicken cheddar biscuit. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman, Eddie Williams and the chicken cheddar biscuit

Adam Richman, Eddie Williams and the chicken cheddar biscuit

Adam and owner Eddie Williams pose with the completed chicken cheddar biscuit. The sandwich includes a crispy piece of fried chicken topped with cheddar cheese resting in between a fluffy biscuit. 960 1280

  

Time-Out Customers Darnette Newlurk, Natasha Kearns and Alicia Thompson

Time-Out Customers Darnette Newlurk, Natasha Kearns and Alicia Thompson

Customers Darnette Newlurk, Natasha Kearns and Alicia Thompson make the famous Time-Out sign. Time-Out's Southern cooking is a must-eat in Chapel Hill. 960 1280

  

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit

Will the chicken cheddar biscuit take the title of the best sandwich of the South? 960 1280

  

Adam Richman at Mitchell Deli

Adam Richman at Mitchell Deli

Following the advice of Nashville musician Will Hoge, Adam heads to Nashville, TN, to check out Mitchell Delicatessen. 960 1280

  

Director of Photography Dan Akiba films the exterior of Mitchell Delicatessen

Director of Photography Dan Akiba films the exterior of Mitchell Delicatessen

Director of photography Dan Akiba films the exterior of Mitchell Delicatessen. 960 1280

  

Interior shot of Mitchell Delicatessen

Interior shot of Mitchell Delicatessen

This deli is known in Music City for its high quality natural ingredients, local produce and homemade products such as roast beef and sausage. 960 1280

  

David Mitchell prepares Mitchell Delicatessen's signature sandwich

David Mitchell prepares Mitchell Delicatessen's signature sandwich

Owner David Mitchell prepares the restaurant's signature sandwich, the Asian flank steak sandwich. 960 1280

  

The Asian Flank Steak Sandwich

The Asian Flank Steak Sandwich

The Asian flank steak sandwich is only available on Mondays. Will this sandwich take the title for the Southern region? 960 1280

  

Exterior shot of Zunzi's

Exterior shot of Zunzi's

The last stop on the tour is Savannah, GA, for a taste of the chicken conquistador sandwich at Zunzi's. 960 1280

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Johnny and Gabby DeBeer

Johnny and Gabby DeBeer

Zunzi’s menu has a mixture of international flavors due to owners Johnny and Gabriella DeBeer's varied cultural backgrounds: Swiss, Italian, South African and Dutch. 960 1280

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Adam Richman and Gabriella DeBeer

Adam Richman and Gabriella DeBeer

Owner Gabriella DeBeer shows Adam how Zunzi's signature sandwich, the chicken conquistador, is made. 960 1280

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Zunzi's Chicken Conquistador sandwich

Zunzi's Chicken Conquistador sandwich

Will the chicken conquistador sandwich take the regional title? Tune in to find out. 960 1280

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Adam Richman, Brian Wood and the roast beef big ass sandwich

Adam Richman, Brian Wood and the roast beef big ass sandwich

Adam visits Big-Ass Sandwiches so owner Brian Wood can make him the food truck's roast beef sandwich. 960 1280

  

Brian and Lisa Wood

Brian and Lisa Wood

Big-Ass Sandwiches is one of the newer food trucks on the streets of Portland, OR. Brian and Lisa Wood created a menu filled with hearty sandwiches stuffed with home-roasted meats and homemade ingredients. 960 1280

  

The roast beef sandwich has slow-cooked roast beef and hand-cut french fries piled onto a ciabatta roll and covered with homemade béchamel sauce. Can this sandwich be a contender for the Northwest title? 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Gina Batali

Adam Richman and Gina Batali

Adam heads to Seattle to visit Salumi, a restaurant owned by chef Mario Batali's family. Started by Armandino Batali, the restaurant is now run by his daughter Gina. 960 1280

  

the oxtail sandwich meat

the oxtail sandwich meat

One of the restaurant's signature dishes is the oxtail sandwich. It's not served every day, but when it is, people line up around the corner for a taste of the tender meat. 960 1280

  

Salumi and Marilyn Batali

Salumi and Marilyn Batali

At Salumi everything is cured in-house, as the Batali family is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the handmade food traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean. Marilyn Batali makes some gnocchi in the window of the restaurant. 960 1280

  

The Oxtail Sandwich from Salumi

The Oxtail Sandwich from Salumi

Gina calls the restuarant's oxtail sandwich "a crazy mess" but worth the 20 hours it takes to prepare it. Will it be the Northwest regional champ? 960 1280

  

Bunk Sandwiches in Portland, OR

Bunk Sandwiches in Portland, OR

Adam visits Bunk Sandwiches in Portland, OR, for a taste of its unique sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Pork Belly at Bunk Sandwiches

Pork Belly at Bunk Sandwiches

Bunk Sandwiches does a unique twist on the classic Cubano: Instead of the traditional roast pork, the restaurant uses pork belly. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman, Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood

Adam Richman, Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood

Bunk Sandwiches is owned and operated by friends and sandwich aficionados Thomas Habetz and Nick Wood. They make Adam one of their pork belly Cubanos. 960 1280

  

Pork Belly Cubano from Bunk Sandwiches

Pork Belly Cubano from Bunk Sandwiches

Will the pork belly Cubano beat out the oxtail sandwich and Big-Ass roast beef sandwich? Watch and find out. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Jake Dell at Katz's Deli

Adam Richman and Jake Dell at Katz's Deli

Adam poses with Katz's Delicatessen owner Jake Dell and the restaurant's signature sandwich, corned beef and pastrami. 960 1280

  

Katz’s Delicatessen

Katz’s Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen opened in 1888. It has been a favorite Lower East Side restaurant for more than 100 years. 960 1280

  

Interior shot of Katz's Deli

Interior shot of Katz's Deli

New Yorkers and tourists alike head to Katz's for favorites like matzo ball soup, knishes, kugel, potato latkes, blintzes and, of course, corned beef and pastrami. 960 1280

  

Katz's Deli corned beef and pastrami

Katz's Deli corned beef and pastrami

Adam indulges in a Katz's classic, the corned beef and pastrami sandwich, and then rates it using his BITE scale. 960 1280

  

The exterior of Primanti Brothers

The exterior of Primanti Brothers

In 1933, Joe Primanti started his business by selling sandwiches to truckers off a cart. The business quickly grew into a small restaurant, and Joe was joined by his brothers and nephew. A chance creation of fried potatoes on the sandwiches led to the stuffed sandwiches that Primanti Bros. is known for today. 960 1280

  

Interior of Primanti Bros

Interior of Primanti Bros

Today, Primanti Bros. has 20 restaurants -- 17 in Pittsburgh and 3 in Florida. 960 1280

  

The Primanti Bros. Cap & Cheese sandwich

The Primanti Bros. Cap & Cheese sandwich

Adam learns how the capp-and-cheese sandwich is constructed. The Primanti Bros. sandwiches are made with the side dishes actually on the sandwiches themselves. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and the Primanti Bros cap and cheese

Adam Richman and the Primanti Bros cap and cheese

Adam shows off his capp-and-cheese sandwich. Adam likes to add a runny egg into the mix. How will this sandwich rate on his BITE scale? 960 1280

  

DiNic’s in Philadelphia

DiNic’s in Philadelphia

Located in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market is DiNic's. The sandwich shop often sees a long line for its roast beef, pork and veal sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Chef Joseph Nicolosi

Chef Joseph Nicolosi

One of the Best Sandwich cameramen captures chef/owner Joseph Nicolosi preparing DiNic's signature sandwich. 960 1280

  

DiNic’s roast pork sandwich

DiNic’s roast pork sandwich

The DiNic’s signature sandwich includes slow-roasted pork topped with broccoli rabe and aged provolone on a baguette. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman with the roast pork sandwich

Adam Richman with the roast pork sandwich

Adam enjoys DiNic's culinary masterpiece, the roast pork sandwich. Will it be good enough to take the regional title? 960 1280

  

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