Sometimes this whole writing thing ends up backing me into a culinary corner that only determination, innovation, and a bit of extra mayonnaise can get me out of. Case in point: The Pork Roll Rachel Sandwich.
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An especially hefty Reuben that uses the best of John Brown Smokehouse's barbecue offerings.
Veselka's take on the Reuben swaps out corned beef for a lightly smoked pork sausage.
My absolute favorite sandwich at Mother's, and it's a tough call, is the turkey reuben with house roasted turkey on grilled country bread, melted Swiss, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. I wouldn't pass up their traditional version with tender, perfect corned beef, but the turkey Swiss combo always hits the spot.
Hi-Rise Bread Company is a Cambridge staple. Walk in and you'll see the open bakery with hands hard at work. Head over to the counter for a selection of beautiful breads and a big sandwich board (we've already told you about their Sin Sandwich). It's never been hard for me to decide what to order, though; I always get the Georgia Reuben ($10.75). This was the first sandwich I truly became obsessed with. It's stuffed with roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Thousand Island dressing on toasted rye.