Saturday, March 2, 2013

Episode III - Lir (BOS)

The Reuben Ranger heads north to Boston to check Lir on Boylston St. This place was a favorite of mine when I lived here.

Reuben Sandwich
"Corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese & Russian dressing on Rye bread."

Appearance - (2.4/5.0)
There was nothing special looking about this plate when it came out. There was no visible marble on the rye instead there were grill marks as if the sandwich had been flattened. The bread was not as toasty as the grill marks would suggest.

Quality of Ingredients -  (2.9/5.0)
The menu description above did not cite anything as homeade and I believe it.  None of the ingredients were poor quality, everything was just average.

Price - (4.6/5.0)
This Reuben was $8.95.  Anything under $9 in the Back Bay of Boston is a good deal. I also enjoyed the people watching on Boylston St that came with eating it.

Je Ne Sais Quoi - (2.2/5.0)
No mystery or intrigue with this sandwich. Although it was entertaining listening to the divorce lawyer and her client next to us.  I originally thought they were on a date...  Overhearing that mess and enjoying Boylston and the Back Bay were the only contributors to the intangibles.

Taste - (7.5/10.0)
Average. It was a Reuben but did not feel any love in it.

Overall -  (19.6/30.0)
Disappointed by this Reuben.  I had ordered there before and I remember it being much better. There will be some duds on this Reuben adventure.

It was great to be back in Boston and shout out to my college roommate, Pat Thomson, for putting me up for the night.

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