by Tommy Werner, Epicurious
The best way to make a sandwich: Bread. America. Bread. Read on for our favorite lunch picks from sea to shining sea.
1. North Carolina Pulled-Pork Barbecue
Whether it's mustard sauce in the South, vinegar in North Carolina, or white sauce in Alabama: it doesn't matter where you come from, we are all united in a serious obsession with barbecue. This vinegar-laced sandwich needs the chopped slaw for crunch. Get the recipe here.
2. Tarragon Lobster Roll
The only thing that's missing here is the seaside view. A soft-shell lobster roll (dressed in either mayo or butter) is summer in sandwich form for New Englanders. For a herbal kick, mix chopped tarragon into your sandwich dressing. Get the recipe here.
3. The BA Patty Melt
The patty melt is a diner staple, best enjoyed as a break from a long trip through America's heartland. Get the recipe here.
4. Turkey Meatball Garlic Bread Heroes
Flecked with garlic and tomato sauce, the meatball hoagie is an Italian-American staple. We've made it a little healthier by subbing in turkey. If you're proud to be a super garlic head, lather the hoagie buns with a garlic butter. Get the recipe here.
5. Shrimp Po'Boy
The bread is essential to a New Orleans--style French roll--use a crumby, unfussy French roll and lots of Crystal hot sauce. Get the recipe here.
6. Grilled Cuban Sandwich (Sandwich Cubano)
Wave your arm in Miami, and you'd practically hit six places to get a ham and pork Cubano. The big Cuban population in the city inspired this hearty sandwich, which usually pulls from a leftover pig roast. Get the recipe here.
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