A Sandwich a Day: Reuben at Jake's Delicatessen in Milwaukee

A Sandwich a Day

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When your New Year's resolution is "eat more reubens," you better hope you live within napkin distance of Jake's, the best deli in Milwaukee, and one of the best in the nation.

Though many of the half-century-old deli's throwback quirks have been lost to modernity (dine-in customers are, for example, now allowed to order a bag of chips from their server, instead of being sent to the carry-out line and back—and they're now open past three on weekends!), nothing has been lost in the delivery of some of the most succulent corned beef and pastrami going.

The reuben ($9.49)—bread toasty but yielding, meat-flaked, cheese-kissed, moist as hell—defaults to Jake's corned beef. But for those to whom the idea of selecting between corned beef and pastrami would be like choosing which child to save in a fire, fret not—you can always go combo ($10.29).

Jake's Delicatessen

1634 West North Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53205 (map) 414-562-1272; jakesmilwaukee.com