Special Report

The Best Local Sandwich to Try in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Calhoun's Ham House & Country Deli

Virginia: Ham biscuit
> Restaurant: Calhoun’s Ham House & Country Deli
> Location: Culpeper

Country ham, which is slowly salt-cured and more closely resembles prosciutto than deli ham, is a beloved Virginia specialty. When thin-sliced and sandwiched between two halves of a fresh-baked biscuit, it’s a true taste of the state.

Source: Courtesy of Cyndi C. via Yelp

Washington: Red king salmon
> Restaurant: Mike’s Seafood
> Location: Ocean Shores

Red king salmon is abundant in Washington state’s waters, and it’s served in countless styles throughout the state. But if you visit a casual seafood shack, the best way to enjoy it is in a sandwich.

Source: Courtesy of The Donut Shop

West Virginia: Pepperoni roll
> Restaurant: The Donut Shop
> Location: Buckhannon

The pepperoni roll is a West Virginia staple, found at everything from bakeries to gas stations. The rolls are baked with pepperoni right inside, either sliced or in sticks, sometimes with cheese as well. The spicy oil from the pepperoni seeps out into the bread as it’s baking, making for an irresistible treat.

Source: Courtesy of Daniela B. via Yelp

Wisconsin: Bratwurst
> Restaurant: The Old Fashioned
> Location: Madison

The German-style pork and veal (usually) sausage known in Wisconsin as the “brat,” is found in restaurants all over the state, from backyard barbecues to family picnics to sports stadiums. Sheboygan is considered the state’s brat capital, and the city’s Miesfeld Market double bratwurst as served on a toasted, buttered hard roll at The Old Fashioned



Source: Photo by Morgan L. via Yelp

Wyoming: Rocky Mountain oysters
> Restaurant: Bunkhouse Bar & Grill
> Location: Cheyenne

They may be called oysters, but they’re most definitely not shellfish. Rocky Mountain oysters are actually thinly-sliced, breaded, and deep-fried bull testicles, and they’re a beloved local specialty. A popular way to eat them is on grilled toast with American cheese. Don’t knock it till you try it.

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