Bread Winners: From NOLA’s best po’boy to a braised oxtail French dip in Portland, here are the best sandwiches from coast to coast

Some might call it a crime to choose the crunchiest po’boy in New Orleans, the butteriest lobster roll in Maine and the meatiest roast pork in Philadelphia, but we look at this challenge as a great honor. Sure, it isn’t easy to weed out the absolute best from the very, very good, but when it comes to sandwiches, we’re up for the task.

The editors at Tasting Table talk about sandwiches pretty much all day long, whether it’s debating over who makes the best BEC (bacon, egg and cheese, for the uninitiated) in NYC or narrowing in on what actually defines the term sandwich. (Does a hot dog count?)

So when it came to pooling together a list of our absolute favorites from coast to coast, we were ready. Check out our list of 23 of the best sandwiches in the country. -TEAM TASTING TABLE

Check the full list here

Illinois: Mr. G at J.P. Graziano Grocery Co.

The Windy City may be famous for its hot dogs and Italian beef, but there’s another beloved sandwich joint worth adding to your Chicago to-do list: J.P. Graziano Grocery Co., a favorite among locals who line up to order the famous Italian subs. The house specialty is the Mr. G, which comes stuffed with provolone, soppressata, prosciutto, salami, truffle mustard, balsamic vinaigrette, hot oil, marinated artichokes, basil, lettuce, and red wine vinegar and oregano.