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: Chicken Parm
Next door to their inspired restaurant Torrisi Italian Specialties, cahefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi serve idealized renditions of classic Italian-American subs like this chicken parm. Perfectly fried and breaded with traditional Progresso crumbs, the chicken is topped with house-made mozzarella, tomato sauce and fresh basil, then tucked into a hero (or a roll) from nearby Little Italy’s Parisi Bakery. torrisinyc.com