America's Best Sandwiches

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Lobster rolls, BLTs, banh mi: the best sandwich shops do the classics right or find unexpected ways to improve them.

Hinoki and the Bird, Los Angeles: Lobster Roll

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This four-bite sandwich is anything but your standard lobster roll. For starters, there’s the striking, jet-black bun, made from charcoal-enriched flour, which imparts a slightly earthy grittiness. Vietnamese green curry and garlic aioli punch up the flavors of the traditional mayonnaise dressing, while Thai basil leaves and flowers are a fresh (and pretty) finishing touch. hinokiandthebird.com

America's Best Sandwiches

Hinoki and the Bird, Los Angeles: Lobster Roll

This four-bite sandwich is anything but your standard lobster roll. For starters, there’s the striking, jet-black bun, made from charcoal-enriched flour, which imparts a slightly earthy grittiness. Vietnamese green curry and garlic aioli punch up the flavors of the traditional mayonnaise dressing, while Thai basil leaves and flowers are a fresh (and pretty) finishing touch. hinokiandthebird.com

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