In these succulent sandwiches, breads, meats, and cheeses are combined in ways you may never even have conceived of.  Sandwiches may be a simple household staple for most, but in the hands of chefs, food bloggers, and food trucks around the US, they've become much more. These inspired twists on the classic combinations and explorations into sandwiches of different cultures have foodies everywhere drooling! Why not grab a little sandwich inspiration for yourself, too?

Banh Mi (from Lovelyish)Banh Mi

"Banh mi" is just the Vietnamese word for "sandwich," but the traditional Vietnamese sandwich filled with pickled veggies, fresh cilantro, French mayonnaise, and delicious barbequed meats on a crisp baguette is becoming increasingly popular in America.

Bulgogi Pork Cheesesteak (from Koja via My Inner Fatty)Bulgogi Pork Cheesesteak

The delightful marriage between Korean bulgogi and classic Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks is definitely a welcome one. These charming sandwiches, sometimes called "Koagies," are filled with savory Korean barbequed meats, grilled vegetables, and melted cheeses.

Pot Roast Mac & Cheese Sandwich (from Lemonade via Serious Eats)Short Rib Pot Roast Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich

Savory short rib pot roast meat and macaroni and cheese meet in harmony on a toasted sourdough roll. This great new sandwich combination is spreading throughout LA at restaurants like Lemonade and a popular vehicular stop: the Grilled Cheese Truck.

Authentic, Gourmet Tortas (from Las Tortas via Westword Blogs)Las Tortas Gourmet Torta

Tortas, like the one seen here from Las Tortas, are delicious Mexican sandwiches loaded with flavorful meats like chorizo and carnitas and other toppings like  lettuce, refried beans, and guacamole, all on a wonderful toasted roll.

The Reggie (from Pine State Biscuits)The Reggie Pine State Biscuits

Buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, and cheddar are topped with a runny egg and sandwiched between fluffy, country gravy-soaked biscuits in this deluxe sandwich from Pine State Biscuits. It's an extreme take on the breakfast sandwich, and a definite trend to check out.  

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