> Sandwich: Fried Bologna & Egg Sandwich
> Restaurant: Doo-Dah Diner
> City: Wichita (two locations)
Featuring “cooked from scratch breakfast & lunch,” this casual Wichita establishment is known for this sandwich — a thick slice of fried bologna with a fried egg on toasted wheat berry bread. (The diner’s downtown location is closed for remodeling until this summer, but its Webb Road outpost is open.)
> Sandwich: Poached Free-Range Egg on Levain with Serrano Ham, Spinach & Parmesan
> Restaurant: Blue Dog Bakery & Café
> City: Louisville
Available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, this hearty sandwich on sourdough bread — whose name is its recipe — gets an upgrade from the usual breakfast meat choices with serrano ham from Spain.
> Sandwich: Green Breakfast Sandwich
> Restaurant: Satsuma
> City: New Orleans (two locations)
Satsuma has a philosophy of using local and organic ingredients without preservatives or additives, and serving food that is as health-conscious as possible. This sandwich is an example, combining an egg with baby arugula, tomato, mashed avocado, and Swiss cheese on toast, a bagel, or a croissant.
> Sandwich: The Deluxe Sandwich
> Restaurant: The Palace Diner
> City: Biddeford
This 15-stool diner, opened in 1927 in a community just southwest of Portland, is said to be the oldest dining-car diner in Maine. Its signature breakfast sandwich is “deluxe” because the egg is baked rather than fried, so that it resembles a small frittata, then combined with applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar, and jalapeños, and served on a sandwich-size English muffin.
> Sandwich: Southern Slammer Sandwich
> Restaurant: Miss Shirley’s Cafe
> City: Baltimore (three area locations)
This widely acclaimed morning treat (it was named best breakfast sandwich in America by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, among other accolades) is an assemblage of fried green tomato, applewood-smoked bacon, mashed avocado, white cheddar, and a fried egg on pumpernickel. Stoneground grits with diced bacon or shredded potato and onion hash browns come on the side.