How The Reuben Sandwich Became A Classic

The history of the Reuben is as unique and intriguing as the sandwich itself. Supposedly created in the backroom of the Blackstone Hotel in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, the Reuben is a staple on menus across the country. From delis in New York City to bars in Los Angeles, the Reuben has earned its spot on the list of iconic, classic sandwiches.

While restaurants in New York City and elsewhere continue to dispute the origin of the Reuben, one thing isn't up for debate: the sandwich is delicious. Salty corned beef, smothered in Russian dressing, steaming sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and pressed together by two pieces of rye bread, the Reuben is one of my favorites. What's not to love? It's a combination of bold, savory flavors, sure to please even the most skeptical of food critics.

Now, if you've never heard of the Reuben, or if you live in a small town without a restaurant that serves the sandwich, don't worry. You can make it yourself. It's easy! Simply buy a slab of corned beef, cook it slowly, slice it into thin strips, or shred it; whichever method you prefer. Next, toast the rye bread, spread on the Russian dressing, add swiss cheese, a slice of swiss, and a heap of corned beef. Squeeze all of this together between the two slices of bread and there you go! You've made a Reuben.

The Reuben is simple, delicious, and a taste of American ingenuity. So, no matter where you live, try a Reuben today. If you're in Anchorage, Alaska stop by Peppercini's Deli & Catering. Peppercini's is one of the best lunch spots in Alaska. Offering a wide-range of sandwiches, soups, and sides, their selection doesn't disappoint.

They also provide party catering. Peppercini's sandwich trays and catering options are perfect for your next business meeting or family get-together. Whether you order in bulk, or you're in the mood for a Reuben, stop by Peppercini's today.