America's best sandwiches
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Our favorite sandwiches come from all walks of life. They defy cultural boundaries, blur ethnic lines, and run the gamut from traditional to molecular. But they all leave customers satisfied.
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Imagine the three most soul-satisfying foods in one sandwich, and you have Churchkey’s take on the Luther Vandross–inspired cholesterol bomb. Buttermilk fried chicken and applewood-smoked bacon stand in for the traditional burger, while a house-made, maple chicken jus–glazed brioche donut studded with pecans is a sweet-savory improvement over the called-for Krispy Kreme. Note: the off-menu breakfast sandwich is available only on request, Sundays between noon and 8 p.m.
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This four-bite sandwich is anything but your standard lobster roll. For starters, there’s the striking, jet-black bun, made from charcoal-enriched flour, which imparts a slightly earthy grittiness. Vietnamese green curry and garlic aioli punch up the flavors of the traditional mayonnaise dressing, while Thai basil leaves and flowers are a fresh (and pretty) finishing touch.