Ticket to Write: Tracking down the origin of the Reuben in Omaha

December 21, 2018 7:48 AM

OMAHA, Nebraska - I always associate Reuben sandwiches, which I love, with New York delis, which I also love.And although it’s true that Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York City claims to be the birthplace of the scrumptious creation (corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on rye), on a recent trip through the Midwest I learned of another claimant.As the story goes, Reuben Kulakofsky, a local grocer, created the sandwich for a poker game he frequented at [...] Continue Reading


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