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Monday, August 4, 2014

Nosher-Rye Deli, Allendale, NJ

Where -Nosher-Rye Deli, 51 W Allendale Ave, Allendale, NJ 07401 (201) 995-1204

What -
The Reuben Burger

Build -
A half pound burger topped with pastrami, sauerkraut and 2 slices of American cheese on a Kaiser roll. Served with a heaping of homemade fries and onion rings, lettuce, tomato and onion on the side.

Comment -
Here is an excerpt from my first encounter with The Nosher-Rye Deli a few years ago (this still stands very true)...

If you are tired of being forced to drive to New York city just to get good pastrami and tired of the prices at Katz's Deli, The Carnegie Deli, Ben's Best, Harold's and all the others that are now charging upwards of twenty bucks per sandwich, (I was at Katz's in January 2012 and paid $17.50 for a pastrami sandwich - really?) well then, have I got a deli for you...
The Nosher-Rye Deli is serving up pastrami that is every bit as good as the "famous" NYC establishments - and at $8.95 per sandwich, you can't go wrong. The sandwich is just shy of being as big as the NYC big boys, but it's more than ample and very satisfying. The value (not including what it costs to drive and park in NYC) just can't be beat. And for an extra 55 cents you can keep the thin people happy with the "lean cut" pastrami.On to the Reuben Burger...I'm not one to get "combination meats" very often since at least one of the meats is usually always over or under done, or it overpowers the other. The Reuben Burger was unfortunately one of those...
The Pastrami was spot-on with both taste and quantity, but the burger fell short, way short. It was cooked too much - way too much. Oh the humanity! You can imagine my disappointment. All the time I was choking this burger down, I was thinking how awesome it would have been if cooked a nice medium rare. What a shame. The sauerkraut and Russian dressing were just right and the roll very fresh although I would have liked to see the cheese melted thoroughly. Finally, I topped mine with a slice of raw white onion and an onion ring to help the dry burger patty go down. All in all a decent tasting sandwich. You can see from the photos that the onion rings and fries speak for themselves... VG.The Nosher Rye Deli's Reuben Burger gets a 7.5 due to the overdone burger...

(could have easily slid into home for a 10/10).

What a great concept...

My Reuben from 2012....  (I prefer the full sour as opposed to the half-sour in the photo).

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