Travel Channel fan-favorite Adam Richman will be crisscrossing the country on a mission to find the most delicious sandwich ever created. Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America premiering Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., ET/PT, is an 11-episode weekly series (10 half-hour shows with a special one-hour finale), which documents Richman’s nationwide quest to find the best thing since sliced bread on sliced bread.
Using his own BITE SCALE (B=Bread, I=Interior, T=Taste, E=Eating Experience), Richman samples and judges the three most mouthwatering masterpieces a region has to offer. After naming a regional favorite in 10 geographical locales, each winning sandwich moves to the finals, to face off against each other and two secret wildcards – earning a chance to compete in the ultimate national championship – and fight for the title of “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America.”
In the first episode of the season premiere Richman journeys to the Northeast, visiting Pennsylvania and New York.
The contenders are:
Primanti Brothers is the true taste of Pittsburgh! With over 20 mega-sized sandwiches on the menu, one of the best is The Cap & Egg. The sandwich is loaded capicola, coleslaw, a runny egg, tomatoes and a handful of hand-cut fries in between hand sliced Italian bread.
Inside Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market, Tommy DiNic’s roast pork and beef creations are culinary masterpieces. The Roast Pork Sandwich consists of slow roast pork, aged provolone, roasted peppers and greens and is dripping with juice.
Katz’s has been New York’s most famous deli since 1888, recreating the flavors of the Old World. Katz’s Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich is smoked to juicy perfection and the meat is hand carved to your specifications. This New York staple is typically eaten on rye bread with mustard but Richman’s favorite way to eat this sandwich is with Russian dressing and coleslaw.
Which sandwich will come out on top in this region? Viewers will have to watch to find out.