I am smitten.

Oh Reuben. How I love thee.

With you, man has mastered the sandwich. You make the turkey club cower for mercy. The patty melt averts its eyes. Even the mighty monte cristo walks away in shame.

I will find you, Reuben, where you most expect me to: any fine establishment, or shithole, at which you are prepared. The best amongst you will be documented here, for all to share in your majesty.

Let those who have gone before me lead the way. And I, Reuben R. Reuben, will share tales of your glory.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Reuben R. Reuben on the radio!

The great Nick DiGilio of WGN-Radio in Chicago is no fool.

He welcomed me to his show Sunday night to discuss the blog, and the majesty of the world's greatest sandwich.

Reuben R. Reuben, explained and unleashed!

Listen here to part 1, after a 2 minute discussion on Robin Trower:


And here to part 2:


The Reubenization has commenced in earnest.


  1. How much should presentation and the fry factor count in a ruben review? Saurkraut juice making my fries all watery and german tasting is a bummer.

  2. To thine own Reubenite be true.
    All factors can be considered, from food in the vicinity of the plate like fries or pickles, to people in the vicinity like waitstaff and patrons.

    The experience is informed by everything happening in the universe during bite #1.

  3. Hey heard you on Nick's show the other night, haha you were pretty funny on Nick and I had to check out the Reubenblog and support my favorite sandwich!

    essential in my perfect reuben is toasted and grilled rye for sure.


  4. Heard you on Nick and loved you. However you did not go into the meat of the greatest sandwich ever. NO LEAN CORNEDBEEF. It must have a good amount of fat in the cornedbeef or the Rueben in no better than a sandwich made from a deli tray. A vote for Mannys!!!


  5. I'd like to commend you and your efforts. I have been re-inspired to venture on another deli quest, very soon, one in which I will stray from my usual Hot Pastrami (on rye) and go straight to the Reuben...although I may try a Rachel...hmm.

    You rock, Reuben. You rock.