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Winner: Bánh Mì Fried Chicken Sandwich
Restaurant: Bodega food truck, Teton Village, Wyo.
Food cost: $2
Ingredients: Boneless brined, breaded and fried chicken thigh meat with cucumber, pickles, cilantro and Maggi aïoli on a brioche.
What makes it special: Chef Joel Tate was inspired by his travels to create a sandwich that married American fried chicken with a Vietnamese bánh mì for this food truck, which specializes in fried chicken and tacos.
What others are saying: “Time and again, we’ve seen that when proprietors pay a lot of attention to the quality of ingredients and the way they prepare them, it is hard to go wrong, even with the simplest of foods, and that is definitely the case here, as every single fried chicken ‘patty,’ an understatement for sure, is juicy, meaty, very crispy and delicious.” — Larry Olmsted, USA Today