PDQ Honey Butter Chicken Sandwich
PDQ in Tampa, Fla.
Creator: Chef Michael Brannock
Description: Fried chicken sandwich with PDQ spice blend on a buttered potato bun with pickles.
Whole Hog Piadina
Patxi's Pizza, Palo Alto, California
Creator: Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz
Description: Pepperoni, garlic-fennel sausage, prosciutto cotto, homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, arugula, radicchio, extra virgin oilive oil & lemon on our homemade piadina crust
Southern Pork Belly Grilled Cheese
Slater's 50/50, Anaheim, Calif.
Creator: Slaters 50/50 culinary director
Description: House-made pimento cheese, crispy pork belly, jalapeño-bacon jam and pickled red onions stuffed into sourdough bread with pickles on the side.
Grazie Grazie Washington, D.C.
Creator: Casey Pattern
Description: Grass-fed shaved ribeye with Cooper Sharp Cheese.
Smoked BBQ Prime Rib Dip
Creator: Matt McLean, Martin Murch
Description: Signature house bbq dry rub marinade wood fired oven smoked rib eye, caramilized onions, chef horseradish cream on fresh backed toasted brioche bun.
Fox Trap Breakfast Sandwich
Foxtrot Market, Dallas, Tx.
Description: Baked Eggs, Hooks Cheddar, Avocado, Baby Kale, Zhoug on an Everything Bagel.
Smoked Mushroom Reuben
Mamaleh's Delicatessen, Cambridge, Mass.
Creator: Tyler Sundet
Description: Smoked portobello mushrooms, Russian dressing, sauerkraut and swiss cheese.
Larder's Pastrami Sandwich
Larder Delicatessen and Bakery, Cleveland, Ohio
Creator: Jeremy Umansky
Description: Certified Angus Beef brisket makes up the main ingredient; the pastrami. It’s topped with in-house pickled red cabbage sauerkraut and smothered with homemade mustard, all on homemade rye bread.
Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich
Gott's Roadside, St. Helena, Calif.
Creator: Jennifer Rebman
Description: Fried chicken breast, arugula herb salad, cucumber, pickled turnips, harissa & turmeric spiced mayos on a sesame seed bun.
Vegan Shawarma Laffa
Hummus & Pita Co. New York, New York
Creator: Dave Pesso
Description: Vegan shawarma, mixed grilled vegetables and Chimichurri Sauce.
Chellas Arepa Kitchen, Lancaster, Penn.
Creator: Luiz Quiroz
Description: USDA steak, sauteed onions, tomatoes and yuca bites.
Roasted Pork Sandwich marinated in Infused Mojo Style Havana
Havana 1957 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, Fla.
Creator: Marco Tovar
Description: Cuban bread, diced masitas pork, Swiss Cheese, pickled onions, chicharrón, avocado and grilled red pepper.
Grilled Tuna Melt Sandwich
Mediterra Café, Pittsburgh
Creator: Nick Ambeliotis
Description: Imported Spanish olive oil packed bonito tuna, handmade sesame semolina bread, pesto, cheddar, arugula, & pickled red onions.
Chivito al pan
Armistad Grill, Miami
Creator: Omar Barreiro
Description: Ribeye, provolone cheese, applewood bacon, grilled onions, cooked-ham, fried egg, green olive, heart of palm, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise. Hoagie Bread.
The Lumber Jack
Hobo’s BBQ, Temecula, Calif.
Creator: Al Borda
Description: Slow smoked Brisket, House made potato salad (which has roasted garlic, Red Peppers, Cilantro and jalapeños) along with House made pickles on a potato bun.