Date of Review 2009-07-26, 5:10 p.m.
Sandwich name Reuben Sandwich
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $5.95
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 19 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 14x9.5x3 cm (399 cm3
Included side items Choice of fresh cut French fries, mashed potatoes, or hot chips.
Bulk to cost ratio 67 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Erika's Emerald Diner X X X X X on side

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben Sandwich: Corned beef w/sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was on grilled marbled rye bread, cut down the middle and served on a white plate next to the side item, with a small plastic cup of dressing on the side. The sandwich was constructed with the corned beef directly against the bottom slice of rye, followed by sauerkraut and Swiss cheese beneath the top layer of rye.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Chris Rowland A A+ A A+ A A
Katherine Rowland A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+
Summary A A+ A A+ A A

Reuben Ruminations:

: Erika's Emerald Diner is a beautifully restored diner that is clean, bright and inviting. The corned beef on this Reuben tasted like real beef brisket: like the fork-separated texture that falls apart easily like pot roast. The corned beef was so wonderful! The bread had a caraway flavor and was grilled expertly. The sauerkraut was okay and the bread was a little thinner than I would have liked. Overall, the beef more than made up for any other ingredients and is enough to recommend this Reuben. ()

: The bread was perfectly toasted, the flavors were lopsided but plenty of cheese. The beef was fabulous, but mild--the possible reason for the lopsidedness. The French fries! Oh my word! ()