Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America

Adam Richman Finds America’s Best Sandwich

Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America
Adam Richman enjoying the chicken cheddar biscuit from Time Out Restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Man Vs. Food’s Adam Richman has tackled some of the most beastly eating contests ever created, and now he’s taking on a new challenge: finding the Best Sandwich in America. After traveling the country and sampling a wide variety of sandwiches, he’s narrowed it down to his 30 favorites from 27 cities across the U.S. On his new Travel Channel show, “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America,” you’ll get to follow Richman as he narrows down the list to the best of the best. Here’s how the contest will work:

Using his own BITE SCALE (B=Bread, I=Interior, T=Taste, E=Eating Experience), Richman samples and judges the three most mouthwatering masterpieces a region has to offer.  After naming a regional favorite in 10 geographical locales, each winning sandwich moves to the finals, to face off against each other and two secret wildcards – earning a chance to compete in the ultimate national championship – and fight for the title of “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America.”

If you don’t want to wait to find out who the contenders are, here’s the full list of shops and cities included:

·         Austin, Texas (The Noble Pig) – Seared Beef Tongue with Smoked Green Onions

·         Baltimore (Faidley Seafood) – Crab Cake Sandwich

·         Chapel Hill, N.C. (Time-Out Restaurant) – Chicken Cheddar Biscuit

·         Chicago (The Fifty/50) – The 4-Courser Sandwich

·         Chicago (Al’s Italian Beef) – Al’s Italian Beef

·         Detroit (Slow’s Bar-BQ) – The Yardbird

·         Driftwood, Texas (The Salt Lick) – Sliced Beef Brisket Sandwich

·         Green Bay, Wis. (Kroll’s) – Prime Rib Sandwich

·         Los Angeles (JR’s BBQ) – Pulled Pork Sandwich

·         Minneapolis (Tilia) – Fish Taco Torta

·         Naples, Maine (The Galley Restaurant & Pub) – Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

·         Nashville, Tenn. (Mitchell’s Delicatessen) – Asian Flank Steak Sandwich

·         New Haven, Conn. (Book Trader Café) – A Tale of Two Turkeys

·         New Orleans (Domilise’s Po-Boy and Bar) – Shrimp Po Boy

·         New York (Katz’s Deli) – Corned Beef & Pastrami Sandwich

·         Pittsburgh (Primanti Brothers) – Cap & Egg Sandwich

·         Philadelphia (DiNic’s) – Roast Pork Sandwich

·         Phoenix (Los Reyes de la Torta) – Torta Del Ray

·         Portland, Ore. (Big Ass Sandwiches) – Big Ass Roast Beef Sandwich

·         Portland, Ore. (Bunk Sandwiches) – Pork Belly Cubano

·         Portsmouth, N.H. (Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe) – Crab Grilled Cheese

·         Richmond, Va. (Blacksheep) – The CSS Virginia

·         St. Louis (Crown Candy Kitchen) – Heart-Stopping BLT

·         San Diego (Phil’s BBQ) – El Toro

·         San Francisco (Wexler’s) – “Pulled” Lamb Sandwich

·         Savannah Ga. (Zunzi’s) – The Chicken Conquistador

·         Seattle (Salumi) – The Oxtail Sandwich

·         Tampa, Fla. (Aguila Sandwich Shop) – Media Noche

·         Tampa, Fla. (Skipper’s Smokehouse) – Grouper Reuben

·         Washington (W Hotel) – Chicken Club Sandwich

Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” premieres with back to back episodes Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., ET/PT on the Travel Channel. I’ve already picked who I think will win – who do you think will take the title? Tell us in the comments below.