Yesterday, met a friend at Pike Place Market for lunch. He's from San Diego and was thrilled to see the snow falling. I layed out a few options at what has got to be the world's greatest smorgesbord. We could get Cajun/Creole, which is next to the African place, which is right down from falafel and on and on.
A few weeks ago, we went to the Market Grill and I was blown away by how good the fish sandwiches were and couldn't believe it has taken me so long to get my butt onto one of those too-few stools.
I suggested we cruise by and see how busy they were. Packed. So, we went across the way to 3 Girls -- which is easy to mistake for Three Sisters -- but this spot has been serving food since 1922, according to the menu, and I've heard good things about the Reuben.
It was darned near perfect, pressed between a panini grill, a melty mix of swiss, sauerkraut, Thousand Island-like spread and a decent amount of corned beef. The key was probaby the assertive caraway seed rye. Come to think of it, I cannot recall a flaw. Sometimes, sandwiches get soggy because the sauerkraut weeps. Or there's too much of one ingredient, not enough of another. But this was just right.
Any Reuben recommendations to share?