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 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

  

Lola Burger
Lola Burger

Lola Burger

Lola Burger, Bspot burger, Ohio 960 1280

@Caitlinmarach  

Mama Reuben

Mama Reuben

Mama Reuben, Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus, Ohio 960 1280

@Schmidtscbus  

The Yankee

The Yankee

The Yankee, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, New York 960 1280

@kurtvon  

Umami burger

Umami burger

Umami Burger, Umami Urban, California 960 1280

@iceicebergha  

The Terminator

The Terminator

The Terminator, Karl's Corned Beef, Ohio 960 1280

@big_daddy_bo  

Vegan Burger, LT Burger, New York 960 1280

@kdhamptons  

Islands Fine Burgers

Islands Fine Burgers

Burger, Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks 960 1280

@cupcake808  

Banh Mi Dua

Banh Mi Dua

Banh Mi Dua, Lee's Bakery Vietnamese Noodles and Soup, Georgia 960 1280

  

Smash Burger

Smash Burger

Burger, Smash Burger, Salt Lake City -- Best seller #Bacon #Swiss #FriedEgg #Spinach #GrilledOnions #ChipotleMayo #EggBun 960 1280

@pacobelle  

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin, Nick's Kitchen, Indiana 960 1280

@esfeather  

Chick Pea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Chick Pea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Chick Pea and Avocado Salad Sandwich 960 1280

@allisonpierce  

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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

  

Lola Burger

Lola Burger

Lola Burger, Bspot burger, Ohio 960 1280

@Caitlinmarach  

Mama Reuben

Mama Reuben

Mama Reuben, Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus, Ohio 960 1280

@Schmidtscbus  

The Yankee

The Yankee

The Yankee, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, New York 960 1280

@kurtvon  

Umami burger

Umami burger

Umami Burger, Umami Urban, California 960 1280

@iceicebergha  

The Terminator

The Terminator

The Terminator, Karl's Corned Beef, Ohio 960 1280

@big_daddy_bo  

Vegan Burger, LT Burger, New York 960 1280

@kdhamptons  

Islands Fine Burgers

Islands Fine Burgers

Burger, Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks 960 1280

@cupcake808  

Banh Mi Dua

Banh Mi Dua

Banh Mi Dua, Lee's Bakery Vietnamese Noodles and Soup, Georgia 960 1280

  

Smash Burger

Smash Burger

Burger, Smash Burger, Salt Lake City -- Best seller #Bacon #Swiss #FriedEgg #Spinach #GrilledOnions #ChipotleMayo #EggBun 960 1280

@pacobelle  

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin, Nick's Kitchen, Indiana 960 1280

@esfeather  

Chick Pea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Chick Pea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Chick Pea and Avocado Salad Sandwich 960 1280

@allisonpierce  

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

  

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