#throwbackthursday 18. Georgia Reuben

Here at TdZ, we value tradition. Yes, we look forward to new experiences shaped by adventurous sandwich combinations and intriguing meats (what exactly is Hot Montreal smoked meat?!) But we will always have spots in our hearts for those sandwiches that bring back fond memories of our early Deli days.

We haven’t forgotten about you, classics. Tour de Zing is proud to present our very first in a series of Throwback Thursdays! And the chosen sandwich for our first #tbt is…


All-natural, 100% preservative-free turkey breast, Switzerland Swiss cheese, coleslaw & Russian dressing on grilled Jewish rye bread.

*mouth-watering photograph courtesy of Zingerman's website

Mouth-watering photograph courtesy of Zingerman’s website

18 is the same as the corned beef reuben (13) but with turkey. While the corned beef reuben is the traditional choice, we at TdZ love to switch it up with the Georgia. It’s a bit lighter than the corned beef and the coleslaw complements the turkey perfectly.

We will admit, however, that there have been some modifications throughout the years. Mel and Jen have been known to substitute yellow mustard instead of Russian. Thankfully Jen finally got out of her anti-mayo funk and has totally opened up to Russian dressing. The Russian dressing is the cherry on top of this perfectly grilled creation. How about keeping Russian and adding yellow mustard, you ask? That is something no Zingerman’s connoisseur could dispute.

Now, on to the coleslaw. It adds an ideal amount of crunchiness that compliments the grilled rye. While some claim that challah is a more appropriate accompaniment to the Georgia Reuben, the majority agrees that rye is the more natural choice. Save the challah for 27 Pat and Dick’s Honeymooner (more on that later, as an entire post is necessary to share our love for Honey Cup Mustard).

We recommend pairing the Georgia Reuben with any pork, beef, or corned beef sandwich. Any if you’re feeling extra adventurous, we dare you to go halvsies on the Georgia Reuben and the TNT. Because you can never have too many reubens…

Clear eyes, full stomachs, can’t lose,

The TdZ Team


Posted on October 3, 2013, in #tbt. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Once again you have me laughing! And I’m hungry for a Georgia Reuben!!!

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