Date of Review 2003-07-16, 12:25 p.m.
Sandwich name Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $4.75
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 12 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 16x10x5 cm (800 cm3
Included side items Bag of chips
Bulk to cost ratio 168 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Giacomo's Bread & More X X X X X

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben: one of "Giacomo's Classics"

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was on darkly toasted rye bread, cut diagonally and on wax paper in a paper basket, next to a bag of potato chips. There was a slice of Swiss cheese directly on the bottom slice of bread, followed by the corned beef. On top of the beef came the sauerkraut, thousand island dressing. A second slice of Swiss cheese was added just below the top slice of bread.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Alix Kubik B A C B A B
Mike Kubik B A B- C+ A B
Chris Rowland B- A+ B B A B+
Katherine Rowland B- A+ C B+ A B
Summary B- A C+ B A B

Reuben Ruminations:

: There was a burnt toast aftertaste, and less toasty would have been perfect. There was a great amount of 1000 island and cheese. ()

: The atmosphere is a little lattice-crazy. The fluorescent lighting gives it a spartan, hospital feel; but it had a hometown feel that you can't capture in a big city. The toasting masked the flavor of the homemade bread. The corned beef tasted fresh and the sauce was tangy, tasty, and abundant. ()

: Half of this restaurant is the bakery section, and the other half has seating at small round tables with a white stone tile floor. The bread was overtoasted and masked some of the other flavors. There was a lot of sauce, which was just right. I thought the meat was a little bland. ()

: The sandwich wasn't soggy, and I loved the bread. I couldn't taste the meat, though. The sandwich would have had a lower grade on taste if it weren't for the good bread. The restaurant was pleasant--I felt like the dining room had a courtyard feel, and I loved the spare furnishings. ()