This morning I woke up extra early to pick up a Reuben from I Love New York Deli before work. After the two sandwiches from yesterday, I woke up reconsidering whether or not it is possible to eat too many sandwiches. When I arrived at the deli around 10:45 am, I was surprised to see the number of people eating sandwiches before noon. The sandwich felt heavy in my hands and I was filled with dread. I wondered: how am I going to eat 28 more sandwiches? I brainstormed strategies on my way to work. One strategy I considered is to eat two sandwiches a day for one week. If I eat fourteen sandwiches in one week then I will be able to eat different food for a week. When I got to work, the sandwich sat ominously on the corner of the table. Finally, Kristin arrived with another Reuben in hand. How thoughtful! With her support and the support of my student, Thomas, I felt ready to take my first bite. YUM! Why was I worried? It was delicious. The sandwich had a soft texture but it wasn't too soggy (even though it had sat aside for two hours). The dressing was really really good and the proportion of meat to sauerkraut was perfect. The bite was dense but manageable. And the cheese, according to Thomas, was "there but not there". One thing that I had a little bit of a problem with was how wet the sandwich was. It wasn't soggy but it could've been less wet. I would definitely eat the sandwich again but I would want to try it there and not as take out. I look forward to tomorrow's mastications.
I Love New York Deli
5200 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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