5 State Sandwiches
**1. A Connecticut-style **hot lobster roll is sublimely simple: lobster meat, lots of butter, and a split-top hot dog bun. Try the one served at Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale in Westbrook.
2. The steamed cheeseburger has a cult following in central Connecticut. Ted's Restaurant, in Meriden, prepares its burger in a custom-designed steaming cabinet and serves it bubbling over with cheddar.
3. Connecticut may have more hot dog stands per capita than any state in the union; Rawley's, in Fairfield, is beloved for its deep-fried hot dogs wrapped in bacon.
4. The Marcus Dairy Bar, in Danbury, serves the perfect old-school open-face turkey sandwich: thick slices of roasted meat and gravy on white bread with a generous helping of cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.
5. For 87 years, the Nardelli family of Waterbury has stacked salami, cappicola ham, and provolone on fresh rolls with a homemade pickle, pepper, and onion marinade that has made the Italian grinders at its store famous.