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Beef on Weck

The Beef on Weck is Western New York's response to the French dip: roast beef on a kummelweck bun with horseradish and jus for dipping.

Torta

Torta de adobada, milanesa, or huevo smeared with avocado, tomatoes, and peppers on a soft bread — every Los Angeles taco-stand lover knows this is what you get if you're truly hungry.

The Pimento Sandwich

The Pimento sandwich is a basic hot sandwich with pimento cheese between two buttered Texas toast slices.

Muffaletta

There's nothing like Italian sliced meats and cheeses topped with salty olive salad and placed between Sicilian sesame bread.

Hot Brown

We may be reaching here. Kentucky's Hot Brown is more like eggs Benedict than any other sandwich on our list, but leaving it off would be sacrilege.

Po'Boy

Po' boy is the ultimate way to enjoy fried catfish or shrimp — on a crusty French baguette with mayo, tomatoes, lettuce, butter, pickles, and Louisiana spicy sauce.

The Cuban

The Cuban sandwich came from Ybor City, Tampa, or Key West, depending on who you ask. The USA gets credit for its pulled pork, ham, cheese, mustard, and handmade pickles on a Cuban bread.

French Dip

That is the controversy in Los Angeles. Philippe's French Dip comes bathed with au jus, whereas Cole's does not.

The Reuben

We can all agree that corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on rye is amazing.

Sloppy Joe

One of the few school lunch favourites that still stands up, the Sloppy Joe isn't just a sandwich, it's an experience that lasts long after you eat it.

Italian Beef

Chicago's Hot Italian Beef sandwiches are renowned — double-dipped in jus and stuffed with Italian beef, peppers, and giardiniera.

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly's famous cheesesteak is ordered by specifying whether you want onions "wit or witout" Ours is "Wiz wit."

Lobster Roll

New Englanders will tell you that the combination of fresh lobster, mayo, and a vertically-sliced bread tastes best in Boston or Maine.

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