I have not had a Cuban sandwich for some time, and I think that the ones that I have seen listed at the deli's had some factor that made me think that I wasn't getting the real thing. I think that the ones I have seen weren't being -pressed- hot. I should look around a little closer as where I live does not have a Cuban community, but there is a good sized Jamaican contingent that probably has a clue.
So before I give my vote for a Reuben, I want to chime in on the sandwich that has me making a hard choice if I see both listed on a menu. That is a Patty Melt
The set-up is basically the same with grilled rye and sliced Swiss cheese melting on both. Yes, there is sauerkraut vs grilled onions and 1000 island vs ketchup, but the real difference is that a place can get away with 1/4 lb of a beef patty where 1/4 lb of corned beef is close to criminal...
I like the pictures that roossy posted. Both look great. I do have one problem though. What the heck is that salad doing next to the Reuben??? That plate needs potato salad!!! At least there is a pickle on the plate.
roossy also posted ===If you got a buzz on, and got the munchies at 2 Am, 7-11's isn't too shabby..====
I know that feeling. There is a store about 1 minute away from me. My crime is that I will occasionally eat a Big Bomb microwave burrito