“If there’s one thing that gets Omaha foodies excited, this writer included, it’s the mention of the Reuben sandwich, an Omaha original. And if there’s one thing that gets Omaha foodies even more excited, it’s an entire festival dedicated to Reubens.
The ReubenFest will happen for the third time starting Nov. 18, at the Crescent Moon, the home of — in my very humble opinion — Omaha’s best Reuben.
The Moon will be serving my favorite Blackstone Reuben, with its savory hunks of house-cooked corned beef, seasoned kraut and Russian dressing nestled between two slices of rye, which is sent through a conveyor-belt pizza oven before being served. (It’s the only way the restaurant had to cook the sandwiches when it first opened, and they’re so good that way it’s held on to the tradition.)
Also on the menu: the smoked corned beef Reuben sandwich, which came out during last year’s ReubenFest and stuck around because it was so popular. It’s slow-smoked corned beef brisket with marble rye, Swiss cheese and smoked sauerkraut.”
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