We Travel for the YUM! The 8 Best Sandwiches Across the U.S.
We travel for many reasons: sightseeing, relaxation, and adventure. Sandwiches? Not so much. But, after speaking with the host of Food Network’s “Sandwich King,” Jeff Mauro, you might change your mind. Forget plain old turkey on white in a brown paper bag — his eight favorite sandwiches will have you hopping on a plane in no time.
Pastrami Sandwich from Langer’s Delicatessen in Los Angeles. (Courtesy: Langer’s Delicatessen)
What: Hand-Cut Pastrami on Rye
Where: Langer’s Delicatessen, Los Angeles
“This is my benchmark for all great sandwiches. The country’s best house-made pastrami combined with the country’s best rye bread. Order it hand-cut with a schmear of some deli mustard, and leave it be. With a side of extra-crispy fries and three ice teas, this is my favorite meal in the world. It’s simplicity at its finest, and in a world of over-stuffed, over-complicated sandwiches, Langer’s keeps it real with nothing but craftsmanship, history, and a dab of mustard.”
Italian Beef & Sausage Combo at Johnnies Beef, in Elmwood Park, Illinois. (Photo: Andrew C./Flickr)
What: Italian Beef & Sausage Combo
Where: Johnnies Beef - Elmwood Park, Illinois
“Chicago’s finest beef sandwich. Oily gravy, shaved tender beef, spicy and sweet peppers, all nestled around a charcoal-grilled Italian sausage. Oh, and then they dunk in it all in the oily gravy. Messy, beefy, and legendary: it is Chicago in a bun.”
Roast Pork at Philadelphia’s Tony Luke’s. (Courtesy: Tony Luke’s)