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Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Hoagie/Sub/Po' Boy

Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Hoagie/Sub/Po' Boy

Who makes the best sandwich? Restaurant Hospitality’s editorial staff narrowed down the large field in our Best Sandwiches in America contest to 18 finalists. See all winners >>

Winner: Pattison Ave. Hoagie

Restaurant: Taylor Gourmet, Washington DC

Sandwich Creators: Casey Patten & David Mazza

Inspiration: “A classic Philadelphia sandwich adopted for DC.”

Key Ingredients: House-roasted Italian pork, sautéed broccoli rabe, sharp provolone on a locally baked roll

Price: $7.49 (6-inch), $10.99 (12-inch)

Food Cost: $1.95 / $2.86

What the Judges Said: We salute Patten and Mazza, two former Philadelphia guys, for recognizing that Philadelphia pork sandwiches outshine the legendary Philly cheesesteak (an opinion we happen to share). The succulent, almost sweet Italian-style pork in the Pattison, combined with the slightly bitter broccoli rabe and sharp provolone, was simply the class of its field. The fact that Obama visited the place and did not order this sandwich makes us think Michelle is keeping him on a short leash.  

Honorable Mentions:
• Ruckus Brisket Philly: Ruckus Pizza Pasta & Spirits, Morrisville, NC
• The Peacemaker Poboy: Southside Café, Slidel, LA
• Italian Beef: Al’s Beef, Chicago
• Wisconsin Brat & Bacon: Cousins Subs, Milwaukee

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