25 of America's Best Sandwiches

These iconic sandwiches from 25 different states are an edible testament to the diversity, inventiveness and state pride within our country.

By Ashlea Halpern

French Dip Sandwich
California: French Dip

Many credit the french dip to Philippe Mathieu, owner of L.A.'s Philippe the Original. In 1918, Mathieu was making a roast beef sandwich when he accidentally dropped a baguette in his roasting pan. The prep hasn't changed much since then: Rolls get a two-second bath in beefy juices before they're piled with roasted prime rib, smeared with spicy mustard, and plated with a dunking bowl of hot broth ("au jus").

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