The Earl of Sandwich certainly wasn't the first person to put food between two slices of bread. But, in 1762, his desire for something to eat out of hand and not interrupt his gambling gave it a name and sparked a whole new category of food.

You know the sandwiches you never forget? You're completely taken in from the first bite.

To that end, we're on a mission to find and write about the most delicious and creative sandwiches being served by local restaurants. We want your input -- tell us about one you think sets the bar.

Is it the Duck Confit with gouda cheese and fig preserves at Caviar & Bananas? Or the Seared Beef Panini with caramelized onions and mushrooms at Ted's Butcherblock? The Fried Green Tomato "BLT" at Fleet Landing?

First, a few considerations. Please, no chain restaurants. Ditto for hamburgers, hot dogs, wraps, burritos and tacos. Those belong to a class of their own.

Also exclude one-time sandwich "specials." We're looking for regular menu items.

Go to postandcourier.com/food or Post and Courier on Facebook to join in. In a comment, name the sandwich as accurately as possible, the restaurant, and five words to describe it. Or email the same information for "Best Sandwich" to food@postandcourier.com.

The deadline is May 18.