Sandwich of the Week: America’s Top 20 New Sandwiches

Brendan Spiegel of The Endless Simmer and his readers give their take on the best new sandwiches in the U.S.


#4 Big-Ass Roast Beef SandwichBig-Ass Sandwiches, Portland

A ciabatta roll is stuffed with slow-cooked roast beef (or turkey or ham, if you’re not Big-Ass enough), plus hand-cut French fries, covered in gooey béchamel. We can hear the detractors screaming “heart attack” already. For the record, we recommend every person find time in their lives to eat one and only one of these. (Photo: Big-Ass Sandwiches)

 

#3 Mama Ling Ling’s Thanksgiving  — Pom Pom’s, Orlando

All of Thanksgiving (and then some) between two slices of bread. Pom Pom's ultimate sandwich contains turkey, stuffing, cranberry-ginger chutney, mashed potatoes, Gouda, and the kicker: a slather of cream cheese. Plus, there’s a side of gravy for dipping au jus style. (Photo: Chris Regan)

 

#2 The Paul Reubens Ike’s Place, San Francisco

Something about this sandwich makes you as happy as Pee Wee’s Playhouse and as dirty as Paul Reuben’s playhouse at the same time. Ike’s sandwich has sliced corned beef, homemade poppy seed coleslaw, French dressing, and Swiss piled on crispy Dutch crunch bread. (Photo: Kanuck)

 

#1 The Reggie Pine State Biscuits, Portland

Almost like a version of the New Luther for breakfast, Pine State‘s fluffy biscuit is stuffed with buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, Cheddar, and (if you order a deluxe, which you obviously will) a runny egg — the whole thing slathered in hearty gravy. (Photo: Pine State Biscuits)

 

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George Vreeland Hill's picture

These look so good.
I want one.
Well, I want all of them.

George Vreeland Hill

layla13's picture

the new luther looks delicious minus the egg

layla13's picture

the new luther looks awesome minus the egg.

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We think Los Angeles based Red Medicine's "Banh' Mi`" version of Vietnamese sandwich rules!
Red Medicine (Los Angeles)
This Beverly Hills hot spot's wildly imaginative Vietnamese food makes reservations tough to snag. Head to the bar and feast on Dungeness-crab spring rolls, Vietnamese-style steak tartare, and perfect banh mi.
Read More http://www.details.com/style-advice/food-and-drinks/201112/restaurants-w...

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Yay. In DC we get a Doughnut Burger... everywhere gets awesomeness. Why do people say we have good food in DC? I would kill for a California Salad

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good site

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The Reggie might just be what I needed to get out of my chair and finally go get lunch. Just looking at it, I'm about 20x hungrier than I was 5 minutes ago... -Helena

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The best sandwhich in Philadelphia is at John's Roast Pork in So. Philly

Pork dipped in natural gravy,greens,provolone. The best.

Good Hoagies, too.

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The "Spruckle" looks almost exactly like a Muffeletta that has been made in New Orleans for about 100 yrs. The bread appears to be the only difference. It's not "new" at all.

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Ahhhh I'm on a vegan diet-cleanse today and cannot abide the pictures of meat. If god didn't want us to eat meat (albeit cruelty-free meat) he wouldn't have made it taste so good!

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I read this on Wednesday, got the Ike's Reuben on Thursday, and then got the Bakesale Betty's Fried Chicken Sandwich on Friday. Those were some tasty sandwiches.

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Heart attack sandwiches!! Sound good though, excpt for the foi gras & the Thanks-giving-on-a-bun (LingLing).

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The Classic SPITZ @ SPITZ CAFE in Eagle Rock, CA (90041)
all the rest are posers...

STARCHY

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And as usual, there's never anything interesting in DALLAS.

:'-(,

(That's for "crying, with a spot of drool on chin")

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Well, if you're going to die of a heart attack, you might as well have enjoy a good sandwich on the way out.

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There are a lot of sandwiches that are not here that should be on the list, but then we wouldn't have the top twenty....

I would like to see some colorado sandwiches... as they are some of the best.

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Another treat I just had when in New Orleans. The St. Patricks Day Massacre @ Gott Gourmet Cafe on Magazine St. Died and gone to heaven....

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I love fried yums ( boogers) on toast.

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'pickled cucumbers'

You know what we call them in 'merica?

PICKLES.

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The chicken sandwich at Gregoire in Berkeley crushes Bakesale Betty's'.

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There is one sandwich that was not listed that I feel should be on one of the list. It's The Ferdi Special at Mothers in New Orleans. It's one of the best!!
Ferdi Special:
a po’ boy packed with baked ham, roast beef, debris and gravy, served dressed.
Debris:
the roast beef that falls into the gravy while baking in the oven.
Thank You

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There is one sandwich that was not listed that I feel should be on one of the list. It's The Ferdi Special at Mothers in New Orleans. It's one of the best!!
Ferdi Special:
a po’ boy packed with baked ham, roast beef, debris and gravy, served dressed.
Debris:
the roast beef that falls into the gravy while baking in the oven.
Thank You

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What a snob!
Just as an FYI the 3 guys who started up Pine Street Bisquits are from the "Souf". So I would say they know how to make bisquits.

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Robert Stehing of Hominy Grill in Charleston has been doing the Big Nasty for years. While we wouldn't want to bang our own drum in Charleston, in reference to Portland's biscuit - we were there first.
Do they know how to make biscuits in Portland?

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yummy!!!!!

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