Date of Review 2005-10-21, 5:45 p.m.
Sandwich name Best Reuben in Town
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $9.95
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 10 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 13x10x5 cm (650 cm3
Included side items Pickle slices and one side: choose from fruit cup, wedged fries, etc...
Bulk to cost ratio 65 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Fredericksburg Brewing Company   X   X X on side

Description (taken from the menu):
Best Reuben in Town: 1/4 pound of corned beef, sauerkraut, and Lappi cheese on pumpernickel bread served with Thousand Island dressing. Served with a choice of one side.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was on pumpernickel bread, cut diagonally and served back to front on a white plate next to three pickle slices and the side item. A large amount of corned beef was folded double and placed against the bottom slice of bread. The beef was covered with sauerkraut, which was topped with melted Lappi cheese beneath the top slice of pumpernickel bread. The Thousand Island dressing was served in a cup on the side.

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

Reuben Ruminations:

: This restaurant is very loud--not just from the conversation, but also from the hissing of the large gleaming stainless steel vats lining the wall behind the bar that runs the length of the dining room. All of the noice is reflected by the beautiful stone walls and a concrete floor. The place is family-friendly, but I was disappointed that when ordering root beer at a brewery they would bring out a can of A&W. I would have expected at least some obscure bottled root beer to be provided. The sandwich had an enormous amount of folded corned beef in thick pressed slices. The meat and the sauerkraut were both tangy and moist--dipping it in the thousand island mellows it out for a delicious taste. The cheese, while not Swiss, blends well with the pumpernickel to make a good foundation for the other strong flavors. ()

: They gave me a huge wad of sauerkraut, making a very moist sandwich. The place was loud, and the servers were friendly. I loved the real corned beef. The cole slaw was heaven in a dish. Their Pioneer Porter was very nice--bold but not aggressive. ()