Slideshow: 22 of the Best Looking Sandwiches We've Eaten So Far in 2012

The Goat Cheese and Bacon from Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop
The Goat Cheese and Bacon from Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop
What's not to love about the combination of applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese, cucumber, and avocado? Read more here »

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop: 2713 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75226; 214-653-8237

Torta Pumas at Tortas Neza
Torta Pumas at Tortas Neza
A competition-worthy dish at the Tortas Neza sandwich-and-antojitos truck in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, the Torta Pumas is a hand-held smörgåsbord named after its creator's favorite Mexican soccer team—Mexico City's Pumas. Layers include fried, hot-dog-like sausages; a breaded and deep fried chicken cutlet; a chorizo omelet; several slices of head cheese and ham; refried beans; pickled jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, and avocado; and a generous helping of fresh, stringy, Oaxacan-style cheese. Read more here >>

Tortas Neza Truck: Corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368; 347-666-1517

Torta Ahogada at Mextiza
Torta Ahogada at Mextiza
Slow-cooked sliced beef is simmered in a red sauce and served with refried beans. How does this not look good? Read more here »

Mextiza 2103 N Killingsworth, Portland OR 97217; 503-289-3709

The Roma at The Italian Store
The Roma at The Italian Store
The Roma is served on a hard or soft Italian roll with prosciutto, smoked mortadella, genoa salami, and provolone. The excellent cold cuts are tender and rich; the smokiness and spices are a compelling reminder that you're eating at a quality deli. Topped off with sweet and hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, onions, oregano, and olive oil, for added sweetness and crunch. Read more here »

The Italian Store: 3123 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22201; 703-528-6266

Corned Beef and Cabbage at 'wichcraft
Corned Beef and Cabbage at 'wichcraft
For St. Patty's Day this year, 'wichcraft was pressing the classic corned beef and cabbage combo between two slices of buttery rye bread with a thin layer of melted Gruyere cheese.

'wichcraft: Various locations

Brown Bag Lunch at Cotogna
Brown Bag Lunch at Cotogna
Plump, sweet shrimp—well-seasoned, breaded and fried—are topped with cabbage, red onion slaw, and a spicy remoulade is spread across an excellent baguette. Read more here »

Cotogna: 490 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco CA 94133; 415-775-8508

Shrimp Po-Boy at Domilises
Shrimp Po-Boy at Domilises
This sandwich comes filled with juicy shrimp and a pile of condiments. A small stack of napkins are handed over with the sandwich. You'll need them. Read more here »

Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar: 5240 Annunciation Street, New Orleans; 504-899-9126

Calamares Fritos at La Churreria
Calamares Fritos at La Churreria
Tender rings of squid come nestled in a nicely flavored but slightly chewy baguette from Il Forno, coated generously in a rich, garlicky aioli. Read more here »

La Churreria 284 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-219-0400

Turkey Reuben from Mother's Bistro
Turkey Reuben from Mother's Bistro
The turkey is house-roasted and topped with melted Swiss, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. Read more here »

Mother's Bistro 212 SW Stark Street, Portland, OR 97204; 503-464-1122

Biscuit and Egg Sandwich at Old Town Social
Biscuit and Egg Sandwich at Old Town Social
The perfect biscuit topped with simple scrambled eggs and cheddar. It's all about the biscuit here. Read more here »

Old Town Social 455 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-266-2277

Italian Hoagie at Hey Paison!
Italian Hoagie at Hey Paison!
If you get off a plane at Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport and feel slightly peckish, Hey Paison! is the stop to make. Located 10 minutes from the airport, they've got an Italian Hoagie that will make you think you've stepped off the plane on the wrong coast. In a town notorious lacking of East Coast style hoagies, these guys do it right. Read more here »

Hey Paison! 641 Southwest 152nd Street, Seattle, WA 98166; 206-631-8668

Los Muchacho at Caracas Arepa Bar
Los Muchacho at Caracas Arepa Bar
Chorizo unites with some fried white cheese. An arepa counts as a sandwich, right? Read more here »

Caracas Arepa Bar Multiple locations

The BFF at The Flower Flat
The BFF at The Flower Flat
One meat not enough? Then try four…that's what the BFF is; a meat heaven. Read more here »

The Flower Flat 620 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613; 773-697-3682

The Toron Bäco at Bäco Mercat
The Toron Bäco at Bäco Mercat
The namesake bäco sandwich falls into pita/flatbread/puffy taco category, with an airy, lightly crisped 'U' of pliable dough holding in all of the ingredients. It's not eaten upright, like a taco, but generally head-first, like an oversized Martin's Potato Roll with the back hinge of bread still attached. Read more here »

Bäco Mercat: 408 S. Main Street, Los Angeles 90013; 213-687-8808

Lobster Roll at Acadia
Lobster Roll at Acadia
This lobster roll keeps it pretty simple, the way a lobster roll should be: tossed with a little paprika, chive, and warm butter. Read more here »

Acadia 1639 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616; 312-360-9500

Duck Reuben at Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub
Duck Reuben at Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub
Cured duck takes the place of traditional corned beef in this reuben. The sauerkraut incorporates cherries to add some sweetness. Read more here »

Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub 1800 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614; 312-915-0071

Fried Chicken Luther at Churchkey
Fried Chicken Luther at Churchkey
This sandwich is served on a lightly fried, house-made brioche doughnut, glazed with a maple-chicken jus and topped with oven-baked pecans. Between the doughnut halves lies ChurchKey's twist: buttermilk fried chicken and strips of applewood smoked bacon. It's only available on Sundays. Read more here >>

ChurchKey: 1337 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005; 202-567-2576