Best Sandwiches in the U.S.
Americans may never get over their obsession with amazing hamburgers, but they've certainly made room for an equally delicious meal between bread: the artisanal sandwich. "When you work with burgers, the flavors are a little limiting," says Tommy Habetz of Portland, Oregon's incredible Bunk Sandwiches. "Since sandwiches exist in almost every culture, it's possible to draw inspiration from a variety of different cooking styles when making them." Here, the most exciting sandwich upgrades in the country. —Jasmin Sun
Sandwich: The Tipsy Texan
Dauntingly long lines form for owner-pit master Aaron Franklin's famed fatty brisket, but don't overlook his towering smoked-sausage-and-brisket sandwich. It's piled high with purple cabbage cole slaw and sliced pickles on a thick, white, made-to-absorb-barbecue-sauce bun. franklinbbq.com