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Classic Reubens in Houston?

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Classic Reubens in Houston?

ChrissieH | Aug 2, 2008 09:18 AM

Howdy y'all. I just moved to Houston and am wondering if it's possible to get a classic Reuben Sandwich in Houston. I mean the kind most-likely invented and sold at the coffee shop of the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, where I first encountered it some 40 years ago.

It's not the piled-high-with-corned-beef version found at Katz's. It's a thin, grilled sandwich, with more the texture of a grilled cheese sandwich. You slice your rye, smear on some Thousand Island, stack it with a flat layer of sauerkraut, several slices of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and then you GRILL THE ENTIRE SANDWICH. The cheese melts, sealing the sandwich together.

The result is a fairly thin, crunchy, and yes slightly greasy sandwich packed full of flavor.

Does anyone in Houston offer one like that?

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