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Winner: Z’s Fried Chicken Sandwich
Restaurant: Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop, Encino, Calif.
Creator: Chef Anthony Jacquet
Food cost: $3.81
Ingredients: Mary’s Chicken, beer cheese (Chronic Amber Ale, aged cheddar, jack cheese, parmesan), horseradish honey mustard dressing and house pickles.
What makes it special: The chicken, a high-quality bird from Mary’s in San Joaquin Valley, Calif., is first cooked sous vide, and the beer cheese sauce and pickles are homemade. The soft, brioche buns also make this sandwich stand out.
What others are saying: “I ordered the Z’s fried chicken sandwich and it was probably the best I have ever tried so far!” writes Yelp user Nancy G.