The originators of the sandwich include places likes Carnegie Deli, Katz's Deli, and Russ and Daughters in New York City. The sandwich craze has been revamped with the rise of sandwich specialists in DC and NYC. . In NYC, try Wich Craft started by Tom Collicchio, head chef of Bravo's Top Chef, and No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel. DELICIOUS.
For Washingtonians, check out Taylor Gourmet and Jetties. Taylor Gourmet is noted for its Philadelphia roots and Italian market; the bread is shipped fresh from Sarcone's, Philadelphia's premier breadmaker, and the sandwiches are all named after streets in Philadelphia. Jetties gives off more of a beachy and family-friendly vibe. The sandwiches are named for the beaches on Nantucket, and ice cream always follows!