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.

The New Luther

#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 ReubensIke’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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