Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Best Sandwich in America Winner Crowned

DiNic's Roast Pork Best Sandwich in America
Although not on the Food Network, tonight was the finale of Best Sandwich in America.  Think Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives meets the Sandwich King with Adam Richman hostingThere were 10 finalists representing different areas of the country and 2 additional wildcards for a total of 12 sandwiches.

The Finalists with the wildcards were:
Northeast: DiNic’s - Philadelphia, PA - Roast Pork Sandwich
South: Zunzi’s - Savannah, GA - Chicken Conquistador Sandwich

Midwest: Al’s Italian Beef - Chicago, IL - Italian Beef Sandwich
New England: The Galley Restaurant & Pub - Naples, ME - Lobster Roll
Northwest: Big-Ass Sandwiches - Portland, OR - Roast Beef Sandwich
West Coast: Phil’s BBQ - San Diego, CA - BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwich
Southwest: The Noble Pig - Austin, TX - Seared Beef Tongue Sandwich
Gulf Coast: Domilise’s Po-Boy and Bar - New Orleans, LA - Shrimp Po-Boy
Great Lakes: Slow’s Bar-BQ - Detroit, MI - Smoked Chicken Sandwich
Mid Atlantic: The Black Sheep - Richmond, VA - Fried Chicken Liver Sandwich
Wildcard: John's Roast Pork - Philadelphia, PA - Cheesesteak with Sharp Provolone
Wildcard: Olio - Jacksonville, FL - Duck Confit Grilled Cheese

Then, these 12 sandwiches were narrowed down to 6 for the final 3 match-ups.
Final 6 Restaurants - Slow's Bar-BQ, The Noble Pig, John's Roast Pork, Zunzi's, DiNic's, and Al's Italian Beef

The final 3 were then established by eliminating 3 additional sandwiches, and the final 3: Slow's Bar-BQ's Smoked Chicken Sandwich(Yardbird), Zunzi's Chicken Conquistador, and DiNic's Roast Pork.

Adam then had each of the restaurants prepare their sandwich one final time for the final taste test.  After all 3 sandwiches were tasted, Adam crowned DiNic's Roast Pork Sandwich the Best Sandwich in America.  The sandwich is pictured above and has roast pork, broccoli rabe, and sharp provolone.

Photo Source - Travel Channel

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