"The most crucial component of any sandwich is balance: of flavors, of textures, of bread to filling," Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld write as a preface to their list of New York’s 101 best sandwiches. Not to be outdone, Grub Street compiled its own list of Los Angeles’s 26 most notable sandwiches. Our sandwiches celebrate our shared past, like Las Mas Cabrona at Cemitas y Clayudas Pal Cabron, or the heralded pastrami wonder long known to Langer’s Deli customers as the #19. But sometimes, as with the peanut butter and jelly at the Curious Palate, we’re just looking to soothe our petulant inner child. We’re OK with that. Plan a month of lunches by viewing our slideshow, then enter a a Grub Street Sandwich-inspired Sweepstakes for a chance to win fabulous, edible prizes.