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Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Wraps

Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Wraps

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: Blackened Tilapia & Avocado Wrap

Restaurant: RAI, Hendersonville, TN

Sandwich Creator: Mark G’francisco

Inspiration: Mexican street food

Key Ingredients: Chipotle tortilla, blackened tilapia, fresh avocado, house-made remoulade, mango salsa

Price: $9.99

Food Cost: $2.54

What the Judges Said: Thanks to our friends in Mexico, fish tacos finally made their way to American restaurant tables not that long ago, relatively speaking. But for some reason, you don’t see fish being used that often in wraps. We’re not sure why, particularly after eating this blackened tilapia beauty. There’s nothing complicated here beyond the blackening of the fish, which gives it a nice punch of spicy flavor that is counterbalanced by the mango salsa. Easy-peasy. Sometimes the best things in life are the ones that are not overly complicated.

Honorable Mentions:
• Pepperjack Gyro: Glory Bound Gyro Co, Hattiesburg, MS
• Greco Roman Gyro Pita: Greektown Restaurants, San Antonio
• Kishkash Kabob Sandwich: Bakedsome, Orange, NJ
• Boom Boom Gut Buster Fat Boy: Four Corners Diner, Sheridan, NY

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