Based on the sheer amount of Reubens that I have shoved in my mouth over the course of my life, I consider myself a connoisseur of this sandwich classic. It is sort of perfect that it was my first meal in my new favorite city, San Francisco. (It should also be noted that every time I say “San Francisco”, I sing it in a loud, monotone, less-than-songbird voice.) My brother Casey is a big fan of Stacks Restaurant; when I visited him for a long weekend in January, this beautifully decorated venue was first on the list.
Stacks advertises “comfortable food”. They came through on that promise tenfold. The staff is super friendly and the food is abundant and fresh. As per usual, I had a hard time deciding, so I deferred to our waiter. He chose the Reuben for me. Done to perfection was the combination of corned beef, sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing, and Swiss cheese on grilled rye. My sandwich happy went up a few notches when I discovered the sides. All sandys are served with potatoes (I love that hashbrowns are an option), a generous portion of salad, and a cup of fresh fruit. The broseph went with his go-to order, the Chorizo Scram, which was a giant plate of spicy goodness.
A special thanks to the waiters for not hurrying us out the door. They left us with a pot of coffee, a pitcher of water, and plenty of time to play catch-up; that kind of comfort is priceless.
If you are ever in the area, head to Stacks. After, you may wish to do as we did and run with a German Shepard around the town and burn off some of those delicious calories.