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Updated: July 21, 2012 6:08AM

Adam Richman, of “Man v. Food” fame, makes a couple stops in Chicago during tonight’s episode of his new show, “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America,” which airs on the Travel Channel.

In the episode, which is looking at the Midwest’s best sandwiches, he samples the Big Al at Al’s Beef (169 W. Ontario) the Four-Courser at the 50/50 and a BLT in St. Louis.

The Big Al is an Italian beef sandwich that’s been dipped in au jus. Hot giardiniera and sweet peppers are on top, and it’s served on an 8-inch Italian roll. It goes for $7.50.

What’s in a Four-Courser? Barbecue-rubbed pulled pork that’s tossed in a Gouda bechamel. Topping it is battered and fried jalapenos and barbecue sweet potato chips. But wait, there’s more: a mac ’n cheese waffle and barbecue sauce. All served on a warm pretzel bun.

The show airs at 8, and the 50/50, 2047 W. Division, will have a viewing party. The Four-Course (regularly $10) will be priced at $4 all today. (There also will be drink specials that night.)

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