Date of Review 2006-08-24, 5:40 p.m.
Sandwich name Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $5.50
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 10 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 15x11x4 cm (660 cm3
Included side items none
Bulk to cost ratio 120 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Blue Ash Chili X X X X X

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben: none

Sandwich presentation:
The Reuben was on marbled rye and cut somewhat diagonally, served on a white plate. A slice of Swiss cheese lined the bottom slice of rye bread, followed by some Thousand Island dressing before the corned beef layer. Atop the corned beef was the sauerkraut and another slice of Swiss cheese before the top slice of bread.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Chris Rowland B+ A B B- A A-
Summary B+ A B B- A A-

Reuben Ruminations:

: Blue Ash Chili is a neighborhood diner--not overly modern but still clean and friendly. I was somewhat disappointed that the Reuben was not a double-decker sandwich like their other deli sandwiches--but I get the feeling they would have made it that way had I asked. The corned beef on this Reuben was the "pre-chewed" style that was already shredded or whatever the actual process was. The corned beef was delicious, though, with a deep delicious flavor. It was the meat's flavor that was dominant, though. The sauerkraut was also pretty good, but the dominance of the beef made the cheese and thousand island unnoticeable. I got the onion rings for a side, which were a little too greasy and teh onion wasn't very flavorful. The Reuben was good, but it's not really their specialty. You should try their various chili and deli sandwich offerings, which are the reason why people return here. ()