Date of Review 2003-10-11, 4:00 p.m.
Sandwich name Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $7.50
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 15 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 14x11.5x5 cm (805 cm3
Included side items Choice of fries, tossed salad, or a cup of soup
Bulk to cost ratio 107 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Mrs. Beasley's Restaurant & Lounge X X X X  

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben: Lean corned beef, melted Swiss cheese and a pile of sauerkraut on thick sliced grilled rye.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was served on a plate with a long pickle slice. The sandwich was on thickly sliced rye bread, cut somewhat diagonally. The sandwich had Swiss cheese on the bottom slice of rye, followed by corned beef and sauerkraut beneath the top slice of rye.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Chris Rowland B+ B C B C B
Katherine Rowland B B C- B D+ C
Loretah Rowland B+ B+ C B+ C B
Summary B+ B C B C B-

Reuben Ruminations:

: The corned beef was too tough--but it tasted good. The bread was buttery, thick, and excellent. I didn't notice the Swiss--they probably could have put another slice on it. The lack of thousand island or other dressing made the sandwich very dry. However our server was able to bring us a side of dressing to remedy the situation. It was a satisfactory sandwich, and only worth the price because the side salad that came with it was very good. ()

: The bread was flavorful, but it tore up my mouth--too crusty! The meat had a good taste, but it was very chewy. Mellow Swiss cheese. Very dry, even with the added thousand island. I had a local brew, Black Butte Porter, which was good but... a little mild. Quite adequate. The dining room was subdued and nothing special, but the ladies' room was extremely nice. ()

: The sandwich had excellent bread and sauerkraut. Flavorful meat but had to ask for Thousand Island dressing. It came with choice of salad, soup or fries. Both the soup and salad tasted great. ()