Maine sandwich listed by Travel Channel personality as one of the best in America

Posted June 05, 2012, at 12:08 p.m.

On Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, which premieres Wednesday night, Richman looks at the first of 30 sandwich finalists. The show premieres Wednesday with back-to-back episodes — Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York at 9 p.m., Tampa and New Orleans at 9:30 p.m.

In alphabetical order by city, here is the complete list of 30 sandwiches contending for the title of “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America”:

—Austin, Texas (The Noble Pig) — Seared Beef Tongue with Smoked Green Onions

—Baltimore (Faidley Seafood) — Crab Cake Sandwich

—Chapel Hill, N.C. (Time-Out Restaurant) — Chicken Cheddar Biscuit

—Chicago (The Fifty/50) — The 4-Courser Sandwich

—Chicago (Al’s Italian Beef) — Al’s Italian Beef

—Detroit (Slow’s Bar-BQ) — The Yardbird

—Driftwood, Texas (The Salt Lick) — Sliced Beef Brisket Sandwich

—Green Bay, Wis. (Kroll’s) — Prime Rib Sandwich

—Los Angeles (JR’s BBQ) — Pulled Pork Sandwich

—Minneapolis (Tilia) — Fish Taco Torta

—Naples, Maine (The Galley Restaurant & Pub) — Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

—Nashville, Tenn. (Mitchell’s Delicatessen) — Asian Flank Steak Sandwich

—New Haven, Conn. (Book Trader Cafe) — A Tale of Two Turkeys

—New Orleans (Domilise’s Po-Boy and Bar) — Shrimp Po Boy

—New York (Katz’s Deli) — Corned Beef & Pastrami Sandwich

—Pittsburgh (Primanti Brothers) — Cap & Egg Sandwich

—Philadelphia (DiNic’s) — Roast Pork Sandwich

—Phoenix (Los Reyes de la Torta) — Torta Del Ray

—Portland, Ore. (Big Ass Sandwiches) — Big Ass Roast Beef Sandwich

—Portland, Ore. (Bunk Sandwiches) — Pork Belly Cubano

—Portsmouth, N.H. (Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe) — Crab Grilled Cheese

—Richmond, Va. (Blacksheep) — The CSS Virginia

—St. Louis (Crown Candy Kitchen) — Heart-Stopping BLT

—San Diego (Phil’s BBQ) — El Toro

—San Francisco (Wexler’s) — “Pulled” Lamb Sandwich

—Savannah, Ga. (Zunzi’s) — The Chicken Conquistador

—Seattle (Salumi) — The Oxtail Sandwich

—Tampa, Fla. (Aguila Sandwich Shop) — Media Noche

—Tampa, Fla. (Skipper’s Smokehouse) — Grouper Reuben

—Washington (W Hotel) — Chicken Club Sandwich

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