Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Homemade Pickles

Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Homemade Pickles

Pimento Cheese with Homemade Pickles
"We think about building sandwiches in the way that a chef thinks about building a plate. It's a question of layering textures and flavors and making the food exciting. If you want to bump this up a notch, add a slice or two of bacon, because bacon makes everything better."—John Bates, Noble Sandwich Co., Austin, Texas See the recipe »Joseph De Leo

John Bates and Brandon Martinez of Noble Sandwich Co. in Austin, Texas, add sriracha to their chunky pimento cheese recipe in this sandwich, upping the spice factor and helping to offset the creaminess of the cheddar. The spread is so good, Bates recommends slathering it on everything from romaine spears to crackers.