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    Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    I'm considering one of these for lunch tomorrow. From what I've seen these two sandwiches are very similar. Both seem to leverage a marbled grilled rye bread against a beefy center. I am leaning towards to the Reuben due to the inclusion of Russian dressing, but the carmelized onions do make a compelling case. For those of you who have had experience with these two similar, but strikingly different sandwiches: what should I get?



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Patty Melt is a safer choice as virtually no restaurant can screw up a patty melt. There is an art to the Reuben and a bad one is really bad.



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    It depends, do you drive a Lexus or a Volvo?


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    you're a moron.

    ps. go with the reuben or the patty melt.


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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Remember the main difference:

    Reuben - sliced corned beef

    Patty melt - hamburger




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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    Patty Melt is a safer choice as virtually no restaurant can screw up a patty melt. There is an art to the Reuben and a bad one is really bad.
    This is very true. Experimenting on a restaurant's Reuben can go very badly.




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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    I'm considering one of these for lunch tomorrow. From what I've seen these two sandwiches are very similar. Both seem to leverage a marbled grilled rye bread against a beefy center. I am leaning towards to the Reuben due to the inclusion of Russian dressing, but the carmelized onions do make a compelling case. For those of you who have had experience with these two similar, but strikingly different sandwiches: what should I get?
    I would definitely go with the reuben. Corned beef trumps a tasteless ground beef patty every time and the sauerkraut is the icing on the cake. However, this leads to another debate. You mentioned Russian dressing. Many, if not most Reuben's I've enjoyed had thousand island dressing. So, which is correct?? Which dressing truly encapsulates the spirit of this classic sandwich? I must stay true to my convictions and say that only a Reuben with thousand island dressing can be considered a fine dining experience. Thoughts?



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Got to go with the Reuben. I simply cannot order anything else if this delicious concoction is on the menu.



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Just want to throw this out there... The restaurant I used to work at served hamburger patties with 34 grams of fat. Just an FYI.



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Quote Originally Posted by OPButtrey View Post
    I would definitely go with the reuben. Corned beef trumps a tasteless ground beef patty every time and the sauerkraut is the icing on the cake. However, this leads to another debate. You mentioned Russian dressing. Many, if not most Reuben's I've enjoyed had thousand island dressing. So, which is correct?? Which dressing truly encapsulates the spirit of this classic sandwich? I must stay true to my convictions and say that only a Reuben with thousand island dressing can be considered a fine dining experience. Thoughts?
    Thousand Island is a type of Russian and the only one I've ever had on a reuben.

    I like the reuben better, but I'll echo what the others have said: a bad reuben can be really bad. Higher risk, but also higher reward if you get a good one.



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    A Ruben is a beautiful thing. One of the best sandwiches on this planet. Patty melts are hard to screw up, and far far less satisfying. Go with the Ruben.

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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Is this some sort of coded discussion for android vs iphone?



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Has the sauerkraut on the reuben proven to be "problematic" for anyone? It's one of my biggest concerns.



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Just a little FYI: I live about 1/2 mile from where the reuben sandwich was invented.

    Reuben sandwich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    (The "Blackstone Hotel" mentioned there is just down the road from here)



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    Re: Rueben vs. Patty Melt

    Actually, I like Patty M better than Reuben myself.


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