Best Sandwich in America: West Coast Pictures

Adam heads to the West Coast to rate barbecue sandwiches in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.

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Adam Richman and Jake Dell at Katz's Deli
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

  

Adam Richman with the chicken cheddar biscuit
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 with Domilise's Shrimp Po Boy
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

  

The Media Noche sandwich

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

  

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