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KQED 9: Tue, Nov 22, 2011 -- 8:00 PM

It's America between two slices of bread! A slightly goofy celebration of some great sandwiches at interesting places. Even when much of America seems all the same, host Rick Sebak can still find distinctive, delicious differences in several cities. Sebak and his crew traveled from Maine to New Orleans to San Jose, talking to sandwich makers, sandwich eaters and sandwich lovers. The program is an explosion of American voices talking about tastes, traditions and toppings. Shops visited include:
*George's Sandwich Shop, Philadelphia PA - This shop, opened in 1936, is run today by the grandson of the original owner.
*Peanut Butter & Company, New York, NY - All the sandwiches are made with homemade peanut butter (6 different kinds).
*Schwabl's, Buffalo NY - Beef-on-weck is the big seller.
*Kelly's, Boston, MA - On the oldest public beach in the U. S., this walk-up sandwich shop is open year-round.
*Philippe's, Los Angeles CA - This restaurant's legendary French Dip sandwich got its start in 1918 when a policeman raved about his sandwich, which had been accidentally dropped in pan drippings.
*Mr. Beef, Chicago IL - In this shop there's a special way to eat a beef - standing up at a high counter.
*Taylor's Maid-Rite, Marshalltown IA - Started in 1928 by the current owner's great grandfather, this shop serves only one sandwich - a loose meat sandwich made of finely ground hamburger with no seasoning.
*Dallesandro's - Geno's - Pat's; Philadelphia PA - Cheese steaks are part of South Philly's culture. Dallesandro's is known for its superb cheese steaks. Two establishments on opposite corners - Pat's (gutsy) and Geno's (a bit more gentrified) - have their loyal fans too.
*Chickie's Italian Deli, Philadelphia PA - In another family- owned shop, the Italian vegetable hoagie - created by the owner - is the big seller.
*C & amp; K Barbecue, St. Louis MO - This is where to stop when you're in the mood for ribs with a great sauce and topped with potato salad - or pig's ears and snoots.
*Ferguson's, St. Louis MO - Chow down on a brain sandwich at this neighborhood eatery.
*Kim Van, St. Louis MO - This Chinese restaurant serves up an inexpensive creation called the St. Paul sandwich.
*Huong Lan, San Jose CA - This shop serves a Vietnamese variation on the classic sub that the owner's parents created 20 years ago, called a bahn mai.
*Primanti Brothers, Pittsburgh PA - Known for their famous Almost Famous sandwich.
* Isaly's, Pittsburgh, PA - The most popular sandwich served here is the chipped ham Slammer.
* Brown Hotel, Louisville KY - In 1923, a chef at this hotel created the Hot Brown sandwich originally served late at night around Kentucky Derby time.
*Red's Eats, Wiscasset ME - This small shop has been serving one of the country's best lobster rolls since 1938.
*Domilise's, New Orleans LA - This family-owned business has been going strong for over 70 years, known for its sandwiches and friendly staff.
*Central Grocery, New Orleans LA - For over 4 decades, this business has been serving top quality sandwiches called muffalettas, which is even better the next day.
* Thelma's Barbecue, Houston TX - Thelma, a former truck driver, now has her dream job - running her own BBQ restaurant.< br>* Sepal, Watertown MA - This restaurant was started by a Palestinian immigrant, inspired by his mother's recipe for a falafel sandwich. < br>*Katz's Deli, New York NY - Since 1888, Katz's has been serving sandwiches, including their famous pastrami sandwich.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 24, 2011 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 23, 2011 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 23, 2011 -- 2:00 AM
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