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Old 03-28-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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Default Reuben Sandwhich, Yea it is worth posting.

Some issues transcend the ordinary. For those of us who must have the BEST Reuben there is no “it was fine”. Yes it is Friday night and I am posting. Conclusion, no life.
Tonight I went to a great local bar on Central which is named after a lizard I believe.
Some have said they serve the best Reuben to be had. I heartily disagree. I have been to this establishment on two occasions and had the offending Reuben twice. Tonight I ordered with extra sauerkraut. I received said sandwich and realized the sauerkraut had apparently been cooked to the point of no flavor what so ever other than the slight taste of bacon. The lack of any sauerkraut flavor allowed the preponderance of Russian dressing to completely overwhelm the sandwich. Why must such a simple sandwich be constantly bastardized.

Documentation does exist, including a 1937 menu from the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska, describing the Reuben as we know it today: corn beef, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese on russian rye with a special dressing.

Is it that hard to make a Reuben? No. It is apparently that hard to make a good one.
So help me out fellow Reuben connoisseurs. Where in ABQ can I get a real Reuben?


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Old 03-28-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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My office made reuben's for St Patricks Day, for lunch. They were awesome.

Not that it helps you any. Sorry!

My mission is to find the best Cuban sandwich in town. I'll post when I do.



How cool....an ethnic sandwich discussion thread!

Last edited by yukon; 03-28-2008 at 09:30 PM.. Reason: fix typo
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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My office made reuben's for St Patricks Day, for lunch. They were awesome.

Not that it helps you any. Sorry!

My mission is to find the best Cuban sandwich in town. I'll post when I do.



How cool....an ethnic sandwich discussion thread!
Not Cuban guy myself. Have you seen this?

The Rant Pack
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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I plan on checking out Don Yasmany's first. Since there's a bakery attached, I'm hoping they bake their own authentic Cuban bread. The sandwich doesn't taste the same on a Hoagie roll, KWIM?

Since we're on the topic of sandwiches.....does anyplace still make Monte Cristo's?
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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Have you been to this place yet? I've been to several places I've learned about from this website, and the reviews have been right on target.

Gil's Thrilling Web Site

Another comment on Pastrami & Things:

"At Pastrami and Things II, 1520 Deborah Road SE, Rio Rancho, Bunny Alexander put together one of the house specials— The New Yorker. It's stuffed with sliced lean pastrami and corned beef.
"Pastrami is always big. But the Reuben is probably the most popular sandwich and we make ours out of brisket, not round," Alexander said of the comparative cuts of beef.
The business— which also sells meats, cheeses, salads, smoked salmon and blintzes in bulk— also makes subs.
"It's a combination Jewish and Italian deli," said Alexander, who co-owns the store— and the original Pastrami and Things, 11200 Montgomery NE— with her daughter, Lys Alexander."


ABQjournal: Grab-and-Go Sandwiches Available All Over Town
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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What about a national chain like Jason's Deli. I know it is so degrading to get a sandwhich from a national chain, but it might be worth a try. I have heard good things about Jason's Deli.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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I have been going to Gil's Thrilling Web Site for a long time....he covers the entire state! His reviews are entertaining and I keep a whole list of places to try...

Jason's Deli is pretty good for a chain. They might have a decent Reuben.

But Pastrami and Things sound like they might be even better.

Wondering ~~~ Will jghoo call to see if they are still open, and run out to get one of their Reubens to check out even though it is pretty late?
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Have you tried Cafe Cubano in Nob Hill? We tried their cafe con leche today, & it was excellent!
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I'm on an endless, lifelong quest for the best Reuben sandwich.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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Yukon,
I go to Gill's Thrilling website all the time. I was he who recommended the lizard bar Reuben. Ya cant please all the people all the time. I wouldnt drive my sick mother to Rio Rancho for help, so I definitely wont go up there for a sandwich (just moved from a traffic mess like rio ranch). Thanks for the tip though if I ever find myself up there i'll give Pastrami and Things a try.
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