Date of Review 2004-08-19, 11:30 a.m.
Sandwich name The Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $8.50
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT)  
Reuben Dimensions 12.5x9.5x6 cm (713 cm3
Included side items Your choice of crispy French fries, Brewery slaw, or fresh fruit.
Bulk to cost ratio 84 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Rock Bottom X X X X X Russian

Description (taken from the menu):
The Reuben: Every time corned beef and sauerkraut get together, something good always happens. Deliciously thin slices of corned beef with melted Swiss cheese, savory caraway sauerkraut and Russian dressing on lightly grilled marbled rye.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was cut in half diagonally, each half pierced with a toothpick holding a green olive. The Reuben was presented on a white plate with the halves one atop the other. The French fries and a pickle spear occupied the rest of the plate. The sandwich had sauerkraut on the bottom slice of Rye, followed by corned beef with Swiss cheese between the meat. The meat was followed by more sauerkraut under the top slice of bread.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Carl Klutzke A- B A+ A A A
Summary A- B A+ A A A

Reuben Ruminations:

: I've eaten here a few times before and never realized that they even had a Reuben. That's probably because I've only had dinner, and the Reuben is only on the lunch menu. It's a nice place, with good and friendly service, even over GenCon weekend when I'm sure they were unusually busy. They even brought us separate checks without asking. The fries were good, a bit salty, but they seemed the type that wouldn't be very good when they got a bit cold. Fortunately, I didn't let that happen. The pickle was okay. The sandwich was distinctive in a number of ways. It was served with one half partially layered over the other, with an olive on a toothpick speared through the top. The kraut had seeds in it: I'm guessing from the menu description that they were caraway, but they looked different from the caraway seeds I'm used to seeing in the rye bread, so I'm not sure. It even had the more traditional Russian dressing instead of the more common Thousand Island (well, the menu said so, but I couldn't actually find the dressing on the sandwich). There was plenty of meat and cheese, and overall it was tasty and filling. I'll likely make the Rock Bottom Reuben a GenCon tradition each year (if not more frequently). ()