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Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Turkey

Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Turkey

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: Kelsey “KY” Brown

Restaurant: Wild Eggs, Louisville

Sandwich Creator: Jeff “JD” Rothberg

Inspiration: “The Kelsey ‘KY’ Brown is our own version of the famed Hot Brown sandwich, which was created in Louisville in the 1920s at the Brown Hotel.

Key Ingredients: toasted sourdough bread, roasted turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, diced tomato, fried egg, white cheddar Mornay sauce and smoked paprika

Price: $9.99

Food Cost: $2.09

What the Judges Said: In the land of bourbon, where the nights can get wild, one sometimes needs to be rescued in the morning. Here’s your life preserver. Look how pretty this sandwich is. It looks that way for about a minute, and then it becomes a delicious mess of turkey, egg, bacon and sourdough in a mind-blowing cheddar cheese sauce. You don’t eat this sandwich; you dive into it. How fitting that it took this morning turkey to save us from last night’s Wild Turkey.

Honorable Mentions:
• Northender: Taste, Norfolk, VA
• The Istanbul: The Rockford, Raleigh, NC
• Holiday Turkey: Earl of Sandwich, Orlando
• Ruby’s Club: Ruby’s Diner, Irvine, CA

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