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Who has the best Reuben sandwiches?

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Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 07:52 AM

Don't want a massive debate about the best delis & pastrami.... Just want to know where to go to get a killer Reuben.....Westside preferably! Thanks.

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    amybobamy RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 08:20 AM

    We just went to Brent's in Northridge My partner said it matched the best of the Reuben's you can get in Montreal - that is, the gold standard. Looking forward to following this thread.

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      Dirtywextraolives RE: amybobamy Mar 17, 2014 08:39 AM

      You mean Brent's Deli?

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        amybobamy RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 08:43 AM

        Yes. It is an odd place - feels far more Irish Catholic diner and Jewish deli.

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          Dirtywextraolives RE: amybobamy Mar 17, 2014 08:54 AM

          Hahaha, yea I was hoping for something a bit closer to West LA.....won't be going up to Northridge today.... Thanks though, maybe we'll try it when my son has another game up at CSUN.....

    2. Servorg RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 08:48 AM

      I think Brent's http://www.brentsdeli.com/ does an excellent Reuben and Greenblatt's http://www.greenblattsdeli.com/ is another good choice.

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        Dirtywextraolives RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 08:54 AM

        Thanks..... Anything in the 310 area code, though??????

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          Servorg RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 08:56 AM

          I had a couple at Lenny's http://www.lensdeli.com/ (replacement for Junior's) that had been pretty good and then the last one had too much cheese (for my taste) and the kraut seemed a little on the tasteless side. It may have been a one time stumble but I haven't ordered one since.

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            Dirtywextraolives RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 08:59 AM

            Lenny's. Okay. Any non-delis? How about a place like Pann's? Don't worry, I'll google their menu myself..... ;0)

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              Servorg RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 09:05 AM

              I keep meaning to get over to Label's Table http://labelstables.com/ on Pico and try their version. Pann's may have them on special at times but I've never seen it on their menu.

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 09:07 AM

                Yeah, I just looked at Pann's menus. Weird they have brisket on the weekend menus, didn't know they had a smoker? Guess they don't make corned beef enough to make Reuben's.....

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                  Servorg RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 09:08 AM

                  They do ribs and brisket on the weekends as a "regular" special.

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                    Servorg RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 09:25 AM

                    I notice that Ink Sack http://mvink.com/menu/ on Melrose offers a Reuben (at what I'm assuming is only a lunch time menu item, but I'm not sure) and that would be another likely option.

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                      A5 KOBE RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 09:29 AM

                      Not sure it is worth it though, mediocre at best. There are other sandwiches there that are more worthy of ordering.

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                        Servorg RE: A5 KOBE Mar 17, 2014 09:49 AM

                        Good to have a "hound on the ground" report. I'll strike it off my must have list when I end up getting there one day.

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                          carter RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 10:48 AM

                          My feelings exactly regarding the place.

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                          Dirtywextraolives RE: A5 KOBE Mar 17, 2014 10:06 AM

                          What was it like, Kobe?

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                            A5 KOBE RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 11:35 AM

                            Average tasting, nothing special. Average tasting everything from the russian to the corned beef to the sauerkraut.

                            I much preferred the "Jose Andres" or the banh mi, which had flavors that were interesting and popped.

                            I mean, you can order it and there is nothing wrong with it, but you wished you ordered a different sandwich from there. That is probably as best as I can put it.

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                              Dirtywextraolives RE: A5 KOBE Mar 17, 2014 11:43 AM

                              Yea, I get it. I liked the Bahn mi too. Can't for the life of me recall the other sandwich I had there. Clearly it was not memorable.....

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                      wienermobile RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 08:04 PM

                      No Ruben's at Pann's

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                  wienermobile RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 07:02 PM

                  Lenny's isn't bad…..

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              maudies5 RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 10:52 AM

              Huckleberry

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: maudies5 Mar 17, 2014 10:55 AM

                Now there's a rec I can do.....! Too bad I can't stand the lines and uncomfortable seating..... Thank you though!

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                  Servorg RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 11:12 AM

                  If the drive to Pann's doesn't put you off then Lenny's ought to be a breeze. While I haven't had one at Nate n' Al's that might be another good place to at least sample.

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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: Servorg Mar 17, 2014 11:35 AM

                    Yea, I hear ya.... But in general, I feel like most delis are overpriced for what you get, especially the ones in Beverly Hills....

                    That said, don't know if I will even make it down to Pann's today...I have a sick kid at home.

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                    maudies5 RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 11:44 AM

                    Get it to go. It travels pretty well for a short time.

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                      Dirtywextraolives RE: maudies5 Mar 17, 2014 11:47 AM

                      Yes clearly that is the obvious choice.....but then I'd have to park the car.... ;-0

                2. Wayno RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 12:28 PM

                  Probably won't help at all, but for lunch on Saturday at Inn of the Seventh Ray I had a unique and tasty "Italian Reuben Panini," all while listening to music that made me think someone should be rubbing oil on my person. It consisted of salami, capicola, Gruyere, watercress, housemade sauerkraut and Russian dressing on anise bread. I know, you're on the hunt for a good, traditional Reuben near our residences, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway; it is a pretty easy drive from PP.

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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: Wayno Mar 17, 2014 01:24 PM

                    LOL! I can so picture that place & the music!! Sandwich sounds good, though, yes I was thinking a bit more traditional....

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                    whatsfordinner RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 12:33 PM

                    While it's not a traditional Reuben, the pastrami sandwich at Plan Check is fantastic. I also like the one at Farmshop.

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                      Dirtywextraolives RE: whatsfordinner Mar 17, 2014 01:23 PM

                      Yes, I really like the nosh too....

                    2. ipsedixit RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 07:19 PM

                      I like the one at the Faculty.
                      http://thefacultyla.net/

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                        Dirtywextraolives RE: ipsedixit Mar 18, 2014 11:43 AM

                        Not really the Westside, but thanks.

                      2. omotosando RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 17, 2014 11:28 PM

                        I had a Reuben recently at Short Order at the Farmer's Market and enjoyed it.

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                          WarrenAdler RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 18, 2014 10:52 AM

                          Local 1205 in Venice

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                            Dirtywextraolives RE: WarrenAdler Mar 18, 2014 11:42 AM

                            Thank you! May be able to try this week!

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                            lesliesue RE: Dirtywextraolives Mar 23, 2014 02:57 PM

                            Factors. They will respect a request for extra lean or fatty, too.

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                              Tripeler RE: lesliesue Mar 23, 2014 06:39 PM

                              Usually, the question is like "Do you want it Lean or do you want it Good?"

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                                lesliesue RE: Tripeler Mar 23, 2014 08:39 PM

                                I have an aversion to visible animal fat, but I do like a filet.

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                                  Tripeler RE: lesliesue Mar 24, 2014 01:48 AM

                                  I guess then it matters how finely the fat is marbled.

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