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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The Salt Lick

The Salt Lick

Adam Richman’s first stop in the Southwest is The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX. Owner Scott Roberts shows Adam how they make their famous sliced beef brisket sandwich. 960 1280

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The Salt Lick

The Salt Lick

The sliced beef brisket sandwich -- chef Bobby Flay’s favorite sandwich -- is cooked over an open fire and served with onions, pickles and a habanero BBQ sauce. 960 1280

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The Salt Lick

The Salt Lick

On average, The Salt Lick cooks more than 750,000 lbs. of brisket per year and each batch is cooked for 20-24 hours! 960 1280

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Los Reyes de la Torta

Los Reyes de la Torta

The next contender for Best Sandwich in the Southwest is the Torta del Rey from Los Reyes de la Torta in Phoenix, AZ. 960 1280

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Los Reyes de la Torta

Los Reyes de la Torta

The legendary Torta del Rey is made with 12 different ingredients, including breaded beef, pork, ham, chorizo, cheese, a fried egg, avocado, beans, tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. 960 1280

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Los Reyes de la Torta

Los Reyes de la Torta

Adam Richman with owner Enrique de la Torre and the Torta del Rey. 960 1280

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Los Reyes de la Torta

Los Reyes de la Torta

Adam Richman with the Torta del Rey at Los Reyes de la Torta in Phoenix, AZ. 960 1280

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The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

Adam’s journey brings him to The Noble Pig in Austin, TX. 960 1280

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The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

Adam Richman poses with The Noble Pig's staff in Austin, TX. 960 1280

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The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig's seared beef tongue sandwich is served with smoked green onions, red pepper relish and garlic aioli on freshly baked bread. 960 1280

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The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

Adam Richman spends some time with The Noble Pig's chefs, John Bates and Brandon Martinez. 960 1280

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Adam Richman with Domilise's Shrimp Po Boy

Adam Richman with Domilise's Shrimp Po Boy

Adam's first stop on his Gulf Coast tour is New Orleans. He heads to Domilise's for their famous shrimp po'boy. 960 1280

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Adam Richman and the Domilise family

Adam Richman and the Domilise family

Adam meets the Domilise clan. The restaurant has been in the family for several generations. 960 1280

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Domilise's Po-Boy and Bar

Domilise's Po-Boy and Bar

The building that is now Domilise's used to be a dry goods store. 960 1280

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Chef Mary Lou Borne at Domilise's

Chef Mary Lou Borne at Domilise's

Chef Mary Lou Borne prepares po'boy sandwiches. 960 1280

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Domilise's Shrimp Po-Boy

Domilise's Shrimp Po-Boy

It's the shrimp po'boy that Adam has come to taste. Does it have what it takes to be the best sandwich in America? 960 1280

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Adam Richman and Domilise's po-boy sandwiches

Adam Richman and Domilise's po-boy sandwiches

Adam checks out all the po'boys and can't wait to dig in! 960 1280

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Aguila Sandwich Shop

Aguila Sandwich Shop

Next, it is over to Tampa, FL, for some Cuban fare at Aguila Sandwich Shop. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman with chef and owner Mario Aguila

Adam Richman with chef and owner Mario Aguila

Adam meets with chef and owner Mario Aguila. The Aguila family has been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years. 960 1280

  

prepares the Media Noche sandwich

prepares the Media Noche sandwich

Chef and owner Mario Aguila prepares the shop's famous Media Noche sandwich. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman with the Media Noche sandwich

Adam Richman with the Media Noche sandwich

Adam can't wait to take a bite of the Media Noche. The Aguila Sandwich Shop has perfected the creation that is a twist on the classic Cubano. 960 1280

  

Aguila Sandwich Shop's Media Noche sandwich

Aguila Sandwich Shop's Media Noche sandwich

Will the Media Noche be crowned the Gulf Coast region champ? 960 1280

  

Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa

Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa

The last stop on the Gulf Coast tour is Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, FL. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman with owners Tom White and Victoria Dodds at Skipper's Smokehouse

Adam Richman with owners Tom White and Victoria Dodds at Skipper's Smokehouse

Adam is all smiles as he poses with Skipper's Smokehouse owners Tom White and Victoria Dodds -- and their infamous grouper Reuben. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman with the Blackened Grouper Reuben

Adam Richman with the Blackened Grouper Reuben

Adam shows off his blackened grouper Reuben. His taste buds are just dying for a bite of the marble rye bread, grouper, melted Swiss cheese and warm sauerkraut. 960 1280

  

Skipper's Blackened Grouper Reuben sandwich

Skipper's Blackened Grouper Reuben sandwich

It's a tough match-up among the shrimp po'boy, the Media Noche and the grouper Reuben, but only one can be crowned the regional champ. Tune in to find out which sandwich will take the title. 960 1280

  

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

  

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