Date of Review 2003-01-07, 11:35 a.m.
Sandwich name Ravishing Ruben [sic]
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $4.95
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 14 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 13x11x4 cm (572 cm3
Included side items Potato chips
Bulk to cost ratio 116 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Claude & Annie's X X X X X on side

Description (taken from the menu):
Ravishing Ruben [sic]: Corned Beef and Sauerkraut topped with melted Swiss Cheese. Served on Grilled Rye bread with a side of 1000 Island Dressing.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was cut diagonally and each half had a green toothpick through it. The potato chips were served around the sandwich on the same plate. The rye bread was marbled and the thousand island dressing was served in a small plastic cup on the side.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Carl Klutzke B C A D+ A- B
Chris Rowland B+ A B C B B
Brian Skiles A- A- B B B A-
Summary B+ B+ B+ C B+ B+

Reuben Ruminations:

: Fatty meat, very dry and salty chips. No non-smoking area, but not a noticeable problem. Dingy, not too clean restrooms, but IR urinals have good geek appeal (hence the '+'). No Diet Coke available (Pepsi products only), but the lemonade was pretty good. ()

: The Reuben ingredients were in good proportion to one another. The price seemed quite reasonable for the meal provided. The atmosphere seemed a little run-down, but not dirty. Definitely worth a return trip, and a good sandwich overall. ()

: The only detraction from the experience was the smokiness. I suppose you can't avoid that in a pub-type environment, but it definitely lowered my enjoyment. It was a sufficient quantity of food and the flavor was good, so it was an overall pleasant experience. ()