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 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

  

Yardbird
Yardbird

Yardbird

Adam Richman with the Yardbird sandwich at Slows Bar-B-Q in Detroit, MI. 960 1280

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Yardbird

Yardbird

The Yardbird is a juicy, smoked, Amish chicken breast drenched in mustard sauce, tossed with sautéed mushrooms and slathered with cheddar cheese, all piled with crispy applewood bacon. 960 1280

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Slows

Slows

Slows lit the barbecue fire in Detroit and set the bar for everyone who followed in their footsteps. The low-and-slow smoked meats cooked here are considered to be “what barbecue should taste like.” 960 1280

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Yardbird

Yardbird

Adam Richman with Slows’ executive chef Brian Perrone and his famous Yardbird sandwich. 960 1280

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Tilia’s

Tilia’s

Next, Adam heads to Minneapolis, MN, for a taste of Tilia’s fish taco torta, recommended by Minnesota resident and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern. 960 1280

  

Tilia

Tilia

Adam Richman with Tilia owner and chef Steven Brown and some of the ingredients used for the fish taco torta. Brown’s vision for Tilia was to create a homey, timeworn restaurant with a menu of friendly flavors. 960 1280

  

fish taco torta

fish taco torta

For the fish taco torta, deep-fried mahi mahi is placed inside a bun with tortilla chips. The crunchy combo is then topped with pico de gallo, creamy Peppadew slaw, lime juice, cilantro and habanero for an extra kick. 960 1280

  

Slows

Slows

A barbecue platter at Slows in Detroit. 960 1280

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Kroll's

Kroll's

Next, Adam Richman travels to Green Bay, WI, to try the prime rib sandwich at Kroll's. Adam poses with general manager Cheryl Dorner at the family-owned restaurant that has been in business for over 70 years. Kroll’s is known for charcoal grilling, giving the food its unique flavor. 960 1280

  

prime rib sandwich

prime rib sandwich

The prime rib sandwich is a pile of tenderly-sliced grilled beef, sautéed onions, mushrooms and peppers on a toasted, crisp semolina bun that’s infused with the savory juices of the meat. If that’s not enough, you also have the option to dunk this delectable dish into a Wisconsin-style, butter-infused au jus. 960 1280

  

Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café
Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café

Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café

Adam Richman heeds the advice of seasoned traveler (and Portsmouth, NH, native) Samantha Brown, and pays a visit to her hometown for a sandwich at Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café. Here, Adam strikes a pose with executive chef Marty Rumley and his crab grilled cheese sandwich. 960 1280

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Crab grilled cheese

Crab grilled cheese

The crab grilled cheese is assembled by filling 2 pieces of locally-sourced ciabatta bread with lump crab meat and sharp cheddar cheese. 960 1280

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Jumpin Jay’s

Jumpin Jay’s

Jumpin Jay’s is the place in Portsmouth to find all of your seafood favorites, whether it’s the fresh daily catch or exotic fish from locations like New Zealand. 960 1280

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Portsmouth Harbor

Portsmouth Harbor

Picturesque Portsmouth Harbor. 960 1280

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Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

Adam picks the lobster that will be sacrificed to make his Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll at The Galley in Naples, ME. 960 1280

  

The Galley Restaurant & Pub

The Galley Restaurant & Pub

Lemon-pepper seasoning adds a zesty twist to the lobster roll at The Galley Restaurant & Pub, where 1/3 lb. of fresh Maine lobster meat comes on a grilled, toasted, New England-style hot dog bun. 960 1280

  

Naples, ME

Naples, ME

The seaside town of Naples, ME. 960 1280

  

Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

Adam Richman with The Galley's owners Matt and Meghann Sullivan and their Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll. 960 1280

  

New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT

Next, Adam ventures to The Book Trader Café in New Haven, CT, in the heart of Yale University’s campus. 960 1280

  

Tale of Two Turkeys

Tale of Two Turkeys

Adam Richman and chef Jennifer Lift share a “Tale of Two Turkeys” sandwich. 960 1280

  

Tale of Two Turkeys

Tale of Two Turkeys

The Tale of Two Turkeys is made with oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, homemade coleslaw and Russian dressing on onion rye bread. 960 1280

  

Book Trader Café

Book Trader Café

Located in New Haven, CT, the Book Trader Café is a favorite of Yale University students. 960 1280

  

Book Trader Café

Book Trader Café

Adam Richman with The Tale of Two Turkeys sandwich at The Book Trader Café in New Haven, CT. 960 1280

  

Book Trader Café

Book Trader Café

Adam Richman with The Book Trader Café owner David Duda and his daughters, Brooke and Skiller Duda. 960 1280

  

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