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    Post #1 - February 14th, 2008, 7:11 pm
    Post #1 - February 14th, 2008, 7:11 pm Post #1 - February 14th, 2008, 7:11 pm
    So Esquire magazine has an interesting list of what they consider the best sandwiches in America. First up on the list is the one that most intrigued me, "Jimmy's Favorite" at Jimmy and Drew’s 28th Street Deli in Boulder, CO:

    Never mind that Jimmy and Drew left Chicago to sell meat in a vegan stronghold: They survive because they make everything in-house. They thrive because Jimmy’s namesake Reuben swaps pedestrian rye (meh, it’s just a meat vessel) for schmaltz-fried latkes the size of your hubcaps.

    Now that's an interesting preparation and I'm thinking - and pardon this goy for possibly treading on toes - could this be the "Jewish jibarito"? :) Certainly this goes on my list of food destinations the next time I'm in the Boulder area.

    The rest of the article has some other interesting hits but gives Chicago somewhat of a short shrift and goes for the predictable (Al's is the #1 I Beef - of course, it says so right on the sign).
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #2 - February 14th, 2008, 7:49 pm
    Post #2 - February 14th, 2008, 7:49 pm Post #2 - February 14th, 2008, 7:49 pm
    Mcrib?
  • Post #3 - February 14th, 2008, 8:07 pm
    Post #3 - February 14th, 2008, 8:07 pm Post #3 - February 14th, 2008, 8:07 pm
    Where the hell is Jakes???

    On a list that long, it belongs.

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #4 - February 14th, 2008, 9:20 pm
    Post #4 - February 14th, 2008, 9:20 pm Post #4 - February 14th, 2008, 9:20 pm
    could this be the "Jewish jibarito"?


    :idea:
  • Post #5 - February 15th, 2008, 4:27 am
    Post #5 - February 15th, 2008, 4:27 am Post #5 - February 15th, 2008, 4:27 am
    Kman wrote:Now that's an interesting preparation and I'm thinking - and pardon this goy for possibly treading on toes - could this be the "Jewish jibarito"? :) Certainly this goes on my list of food destinations the next time I'm in the Boulder area.


    The Jewish Jibarito, or "Jewbarito" is available at Ada's on Wabashevery day of the year.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #6 - February 15th, 2008, 7:47 am
    Post #6 - February 15th, 2008, 7:47 am Post #6 - February 15th, 2008, 7:47 am
    stevez wrote:The Jewish Jibarito, or "Jewbarito" is available at Ada's on Wabashevery day of the year.


    How did they not go with "Hebarito"? So elegant...
  • Post #7 - February 15th, 2008, 8:10 am
    Post #7 - February 15th, 2008, 8:10 am Post #7 - February 15th, 2008, 8:10 am
    tapler wrote:
    stevez wrote:The Jewish Jibarito, or "Jewbarito" is available at Ada's on Wabashevery day of the year.


    How did they not go with "Hebarito"? So elegant...


    They didn't go with either. I coined Jewbarito. If you go there and order one, they will probably stare blankly. I like Hebarito, too.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #8 - February 15th, 2008, 10:18 am
    Post #8 - February 15th, 2008, 10:18 am Post #8 - February 15th, 2008, 10:18 am
    I like the way that "hebrewito" rolls off the tongue.
  • Post #9 - February 15th, 2008, 10:50 am
    Post #9 - February 15th, 2008, 10:50 am Post #9 - February 15th, 2008, 10:50 am
    stevez wrote:
    Kman wrote:Now that's an interesting preparation and I'm thinking - and pardon this goy for possibly treading on toes - could this be the "Jewish jibarito"? :) Certainly this goes on my list of food destinations the next time I'm in the Boulder area.


    The Jewish Jibarito, or "Jewbarito" is available at Ada's on Wabashevery day of the year.


    Thanks Steve, I'd forgotten all about that one. Guess I'll have to head over there and try that out.
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #10 - February 15th, 2008, 12:23 pm
    Post #10 - February 15th, 2008, 12:23 pm Post #10 - February 15th, 2008, 12:23 pm
    Chosenrito?
  • Post #11 - February 20th, 2008, 10:46 pm
    Post #11 - February 20th, 2008, 10:46 pm Post #11 - February 20th, 2008, 10:46 pm
    Santander wrote:Chosenrito?


    That would confuse the Presbyterians.
  • Post #12 - February 27th, 2008, 11:23 pm
    Post #12 - February 27th, 2008, 11:23 pm Post #12 - February 27th, 2008, 11:23 pm
    Here's a "Heebarito" from Corky & Lenny's, an excellent deli near Cleveland. They call it Beef & Latkas.

    Image

    The first time I came across a similar sandwich was 25 years ago at Junior's in Brooklyn. Their "Something Different" is sliced brisket served between potato pancakes. I'm pleased to see it's still on the menu.

    Not to take anything away from Corky & Lenny's, Jimmy & Drew's and the others but I think plain brisket works better than corned beef for this sort of sandwich.

    Corky & Lenny's
    27091 Chagrin Blvd
    Woodmere Village OH
    216-464-3838
    http://www.corkyandlennys.com/

    Junior's
    386 Flatbush Av
    Brooklyn NY
    718-852-5257
    http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/
  • Post #13 - February 28th, 2008, 8:48 am
    Post #13 - February 28th, 2008, 8:48 am Post #13 - February 28th, 2008, 8:48 am
    Rene G wrote:Here's a "Heebarito" from Corky & Lenny's, an excellent deli near Cleveland. They call it Beef & Latkas.

    Image

    The first time I came across a similar sandwich was 25 years ago at Junior's in Brooklyn. Their "Something Different" is sliced brisket served between potato pancakes. I'm pleased to see it's still on the menu.

    Not to take anything away from Corky & Lenny's, Jimmy & Drew's and the others but I think plain brisket works better than corned beef for this sort of sandwich.

    Corky & Lenny's
    27091 Chagrin Blvd
    Woodmere Village OH
    216-464-3838
    http://www.corkyandlennys.com/

    Junior's
    386 Flatbush Av
    Brooklyn NY
    718-852-5257
    http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/


    D'oh, if you would have told me you were going. Mention my wife's Uncle Art's name there, and you would have been treated like royalty!

    I've been to Corlky and Lenny's a few times this year. Great vibe, a hustle-bustle that just does not show up in Chicago's deli's, but I thought the food was so-so. Did you try Slymans? I couldn't. Uncle Art would not have it any other way. 8)
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #14 - February 28th, 2008, 10:02 am
    Post #14 - February 28th, 2008, 10:02 am Post #14 - February 28th, 2008, 10:02 am
    Vital Information wrote: Did you try Slymans?

    Sure did! Slyman's corned beef is on Esquire's list. Here's a picture of their Reuben.

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    I'm not sure if Uncle Art would approve but I thought it was pretty good. I'll post a full report on Cleveland soon. A good city for corned beef (and other food too). While there, I had another Esquire-listed sandwich, the Polish Boy from Freddie's.
  • Post #15 - February 28th, 2008, 10:29 am
    Post #15 - February 28th, 2008, 10:29 am Post #15 - February 28th, 2008, 10:29 am
    Rene G wrote:I'm not sure if Uncle Art would approve but I thought it was pretty good. I'll post a full report on Cleveland soon. A good city for corned beef (and other food too). While there, I had another Esquire-listed sandwich, the Polish Boy from Freddie's.


    Another Megabus trip?

    The place that I remember in Cleveland for corned beef was a place across from the Cuyahoga County Courthouse ... Karl's Inn of the Barrister. When you serve jury duty in Cleveland, you have to spend five WHOLE days at the Courthouse and this place was the best available.


    Karl's Inn of the Barristers
    1264 West 3rd St.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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