Best Sandwich: The Final Contestants

Get a look at the 10 mouthwatering finalists that Adam chooses to face off in the Championship Finale – who will take home the title?

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The Salt Lick
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

Jesse Knish  

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

Jesse Knish  

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

Mark Skalny  

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

Mark Skalny  

The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

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

Jesse Knish  

The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

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

Jesse Knish  

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

Jesse Knish  

The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

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

Jesse Knish  

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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The W Hotel Club Sandwich

The W Hotel Club Sandwich

The Club Sandwich
Where: The W Hotel in Washington, DC
What: It’s a triple-decker sandwich with grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, mayo and a sunny side up fried egg, all in 3 slices of sourdough bread.
For more, visit the Best Sandwich in America website.
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Crab Cakes from Faidley Seafood

Crab Cakes from Faidley Seafood

Crab Cake Sandwich
Where: Faidley Seafood in Baltimore
What: These traditional sammies are filled with 6.5 ounces of jumbo lump crabmeat, fried to perfection.
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Chicken Cheddar Biscuit from Time-Out

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit from Time-Out

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit
Where: Time-Out Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC
What: This sandwich has a crispy piece of fried chicken topped with an oozing piece of cheddar cheese resting between a large, fluffy biscuit.
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The Chicken Conquistador from Zunzi's

The Chicken Conquistador from Zunzi's

The Chicken Conquistador
Where: Zunzi’s in Savannah, GA
What: The Conquistador consists of a baked chicken breast served with lettuce, tomato and special sauce on French bread.
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The BLT from Crown Candy Kitchen

The BLT from Crown Candy Kitchen

The BLT
Where: Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis
What: A mountain of thick-sliced crisp bacon is topped with tomato slices and lettuce, all sandwiched between 2 pieces of golden brown white toast.
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The CSS Virginia

The CSS Virginia

The CSS Virginia
Where: The Blacksheep in Richmond, VA
What: This creations has with fried chicken livers loaded into a toasted French baguette with shredded cabbage, green onions, granny smith apple and remoulade sauce.
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Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich from Katz's

Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich from Katz's

Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich
Where: Katz's Deli in New York City
What: The meats are on rye bread with mustard but Adam’s favorite way to eat this sandwich is with Russian dressing and coleslaw.
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Grouper Reuben

Grouper Reuben

Grouper Reuben
Where: Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa, FL
What: The sandwich is a filet of grouper topped with melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and warm sauerkraut placed between 2 slices of marble rye bread.
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Shrimp Po Boy

Shrimp Po Boy

Shrimp Po' Boy
Where: Domilise’s Po-Boy and Bar in New Orleans
What: It has loads of fresh shrimp straight from the fry basket piled onto a loaf of locally made bread. It is dressed with tomato, lettuce and creole mustard with some pickles to top it off.
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4-Courser Sandwich

4-Courser Sandwich

4-Courser Sandwich
Where: The Fifty/50 in Chicago
What: The 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.
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Al’s Combo Italian Beef

Al’s Combo Italian Beef

Al’s Combo Italian Beef
Where: Al's in Chicago
What: The fall-apart tender beef is piled high on top of an Italian Sausage grilled to perfection. It is topped with sweet hot peppers and Giardiniera, and is sandwiched between a hearty Italian roll that soaks up the au jus, giving it that extra burst of flavor.
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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

Scott Stewart  

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

  

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