Show names Zunzi's sandwich best of south

Published: Jun. 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Savannah sandwich was named the best sandwich in the southern region by the Travel Channel's new show "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America".

The Chicken Conquistador sandwich from Savannah's popular takeout restaurant Zunzi's earned the distinction. It moves on to compete with sandwiches from nine other U.S. regions.

Richman picked 30 sandwiches from 27 cities in 10 geographical regions across the U.S. to be contenders in the ultimate sandwich competition. The show is an 11-episode weekly series with a one-hour finale.

Here's the Travel Channel's list of 30 sandwiches that are in the running for "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 Café) – A Tale of Two Turkeys
  • New Orleans (Domilise's Po-Boy and Bar) – Shrimp Po Boy
  • New York (Katz's Delicatessen) – 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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