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Coleslaw! I need the good stuff!

kittychow Mar 21, 2007 11:46 AM

I just had a really boring turkey rueben from Hi-Rise. Such a bummer because it looked so good. The problem, besides getting turkey rather than yummy fatty corned beef, was the slaw. It was absolutely terrible. Perfectly flavorless. It got me thinking about who's got the good stuff. Off the top of my head I can't remember the last time I had really good slaw. Now I a mission to find some good stuff.

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  1. itaunas RE: kittychow Mar 21, 2007 12:02 PM

    I am more used to having a reuben with sauerkraut.

    However, I have had excellent slaw with East Coast Grill catering and All Star at least had a pulled pork sandwich with slaw when they opened, dunno about the current menu. Not certain about blue ribbon. Blue room lunch grill also I think has tasty slaw sometimes, but its not yet the season for that.

    For sauerkraut the stockyard advertises their reuben with something like homemade sauerkraut makes all the difference... and while I didn't notice the sauerkraut being too special, their reuben is quite tasty.

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      kittychow RE: itaunas Mar 21, 2007 12:09 PM

      Ahh yes, trusty ECG. How could I forget their solid slaw?

      Corned beef and sauerkraut would have solved my entire rueben issue today. Damn my failed attempt to choose something a teeny bit healthier. ;)

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        buffet king RE: itaunas Mar 21, 2007 12:11 PM

        I had a corned beef reuben at The Restaurant in Woburn Square that had both sauerkraut and cole slaw. The corned beef reuben $6.50 is delicious. I never eat cole slaw but the cole slaw at The Restaurant is excellent. I think it's homemade. Eating their huge corned beef reuben is a little messy but tasty. It's packed with corned beef, cole slaw, Russian dressing, sauerkraut and swiss cheese on grilled dark rye bread.

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          applehome RE: buffet king Mar 21, 2007 12:20 PM

          Reubens have sauerkraut, Rachels have cole slaw. A mix would then be a Reuchel? Raben?

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            buffet king RE: applehome Mar 21, 2007 12:34 PM

            I don't know what you would call it. The reuben had both sauerkraut and cole slaw. I have never heard of a Reuchel or Raben? It was delicous and very filling.

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          tatamagouche RE: itaunas Mar 21, 2007 02:46 PM

          When I had it early on, All Star's coleslaw was pretty awful, at least to my taste--very tart with no counterbalancing flavors. But maybe that's changed by now; I sure hope so.

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          Taralli RE: kittychow Mar 21, 2007 12:15 PM

          For a different twist, the Asian slaw at Uncle Pete's in Revere.

          1. MC Slim JB RE: kittychow Mar 21, 2007 02:31 PM

            The slaw that comes with the $24 lobster roll at B&G Oysters is pretty fine. At that price, I wish there were more of it. The accompanying frites are decent, too.

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              hoplover RE: MC Slim JB Mar 21, 2007 03:54 PM

              Summer shack has a good coleslaw. It tastes as though they add some horseradish to it. Bad coleslaw is a bummer especially when you're in the mood to have something cold and crunchy to cut the fat of whatever you are eating, not that fat tastes bad. It tases good.

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              ginnyhw RE: kittychow Mar 22, 2007 03:36 AM

              Russo's deli counter has a nice fresh coleslaw, not drowned in mayo.

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                sandramrma RE: ginnyhw Mar 22, 2007 03:31 PM

                Shaws/Star market sells a really fresh and tasty coleslaw in their section of prepared foods-not the deli section. It is called "Fishhouse Coleslaw". It is made with a mix of cabbages and a very light dressing. It was great with fish and also in a sandwich as it did not sog the bread at all.

              2. Science Chick RE: kittychow Mar 22, 2007 07:20 AM

                Had a quick sandwich at Blue Ribbon last night (W. Newton) and was reminded how fabulous their slaw is!!

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                  Velda Mae RE: Science Chick Mar 22, 2007 08:39 AM

                  My vote goes to Blue Ribbon, too. Much more flavorful than Russo's and a very generous portion.

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                  Zatan RE: kittychow Mar 23, 2007 01:31 PM

                  Michael's Deli in Brookline has very good slaw, not to mention the corned beef......

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                    catsmeow RE: Zatan Mar 23, 2007 05:27 PM

                    The chopped cole slaw at Stop and Shop is my favorite.

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