UPDATE: This story was originally published on October 9.Flashback: You're in the grade-school lunchroom trading your PB&J for a bologna. Who knew simplicity could taste so good, right? Okay, now flash forward. You grew up — and so did your palate. Even so, you're never too old to enjoy a satisfying sandwich — but now, that carby creation you crave is a bit more complex. To satiate the lunchtime hunger, we've got 20 delicious sammies that we think are, well, the greatest thing since sliced bread.
So, what goes into an adult sandwich? For starters, a hearty baguette or focaccia that can withstand all of those incredible ingredients. No, not just lunch meat or mustard. We're talking about griddled meat loaf, pork belly, fresh veggies, chutneys, and sauces in abundance. It sounds like a gourmet meal, but it's still one of the simplest eats you can find. The only thing that's not included? A note from Mom.