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Posted: 4/21/2013 8:50:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:00:11 PM EDT by TacticalTaco]
Gentlemen, there are no wrong answers

Chicago Italian Beef-
Italian beef is made using cuts of beef from the sirloin rear or the top/bottom round wet-roasted in broth with garlic, oregano and spices until medium rare or medium. The roast is then cooled, shaved using a deli slicer,[2] and then reintroduced to its reheated beef broth. The beef then sits in the broth, typically for hours. Once a sandwich is ordered, the beef is then drawn from the broth and placed directly on the bread. Because the meat is served dripping wet it is necessary to use a chewy bread, as a softer bread would disintegrate. The typical bread used is long, Italian style loaves without seeds sliced from six to eight inches in length. Italian beef can also be shredded instead of sliced.




Philly Cheese Steak-
The meat traditionally used is thinly sliced rib-eye or top round, although other cuts of beef are also used.[10] On a lightly oiled griddle at medium temperature, the steak slices are quickly browned and then scrambled into smaller pieces with a flat spatula. Slices of cheese are then placed over the meat, letting it melt, and then the roll is placed on top of the cheese. The mixture is then scooped up with a spatula, pressed into the roll, and cut in half.White American cheese along with Provolone cheese are the favorites due to the mild flavor and medium consistency of American cheese. Some places pre-melt the American cheese to achieve the creamy consistency, while others just put freshly cut slices over the meat, letting it melt slightly under the heat. Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan says "Provolone is for aficionados, extra-sharp for the most discriminating among them." Geno's late owner, Joey Vento, said, "We always recommend the provolone. That's the real cheese."




Reuben Sandwich-
The Reuben sandwich is a hot sandwich of corned beef, Swiss cheese, with Russian or Thousand Island dressing, and sauerkraut. These are grilled between slices of rye bread. Several variants exist



Link Posted: 4/21/2013 8:58:12 PM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:00:04 PM EDT
+1. But given the choice, #1 on the poll.
Originally Posted By pdxshooter:
Yes.


Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:01:50 PM EDT
Cheesesteaks are overrated.....

The Reuben is damn near perfection.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:03:00 PM EDT
Italian Beef for the win, there are too many assholes that have corrupted the purity of the Philly Cheese Steak and they are unholy bastards.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:04:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:04:54 PM EDT by Saladman]
This thread is bullshit, you can't actually expect me to choose just one do you?

EDIT: Seriously though, I'd have to go with philly cheesesteak.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:04:33 PM EDT
Reuben wins every time.  It just sounds so filthy...  Like the dirty sanchez of the sandwich world.



Throw in some of the dipping sauce for the italian beef and we're talking
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:05:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chips:
Reuben wins every time.  It just sounds so filthy...  Like the dirty sanchez of the sandwich world.



Throw in some of the dipping sauce for the italian beef and we're talking


It is implied there is aju present, as that is the ONLY way it is to be eaten, sir.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:06:48 PM EDT
I have to pick? Why can't I have them all?
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:07:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TacticalTaco:
Originally Posted By chips:
Reuben wins every time.  It just sounds so filthy...  Like the dirty sanchez of the sandwich world.



Throw in some of the dipping sauce for the italian beef and we're talking


It is implied there is aju present, as that is the ONLY way it is to be eaten, sir.


Italian Beef is served wet.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:12:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:13:39 PM EDT by CGP2]
Where's the taco?



Edit:I voted Reuben.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:14:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CGP2:
Where's the taco?



Edit:I voted Reuben.


Tacos are good but they are not a Sammich.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:14:42 PM EDT
Reuben
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:17:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CGP2:
Where's the taco?



Edit:I voted Reuben.


That is for another time sir... we have real men things afoot here. Not some mexican peasant food.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:18:01 PM EDT
Reuben every time.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:18:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:18:16 PM EDT by edb66]
Your cheesesteak description fails to mention "wiz wit".
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:18:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:24:09 PM EDT by Raven4031]
Italian Beef followed very closely by the Reuben and on some days it takes the cake.
Philly = Meh... never been a huge fan.

ETA: I wonder if the low ranking of the Italian Beef in this poll is partially due to the fact that you cannot get a real Italian Beef in many parts of the country. My brother was living in San Antonio for a year or so and he made his own slow cooked ital. beef and brought it to a local pot luck because the locals had never had it. Are there alot of southerners that have never experienced this glorious sandwich of wonderful meat in it true form? I wonder....
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:18:35 PM EDT
Philly.  Reubens suck.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:18:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pdxshooter:
Yes.


Fpni
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:20:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:20:52 PM EDT by _Soggy_]
You are picking 2 regional sandwiches vs a non regional sandwich.  It is pretty obvious what sandwich has the advantage.

EDIT:  Italian Beef.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:20:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:25:59 PM EDT by DCLXVI]
A properly done Reuban, puts damn near any sandwich to shame. Really no competition.

Heres a bit of a non traditional take.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:22:44 PM EDT
Wagyu Philly.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:13:44 AM EDT
There are no wrong answers here sirs...
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:17:33 AM EDT
Philly. No contest.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:22:48 AM EDT
Cheesesteak! How can there be any question on this!?
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:24:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2013 6:31:04 AM EDT by 9mm4me]
Originally Posted By edb66:
Your cheesesteak description fails to mention "wiz wit".



A REAL Philly is "wiz wit" and no fucking green peppers.

The Cuban deserves an honorable mention

A Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese originally created in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Cuba and in the early Cuban immigrant communities of Florida: Key West[1] and Ybor City, Tampa.[2][3][4] Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to Miami[4] where it is also still very popular. The sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami[3] on Cuban bread.[2]


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Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:25:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2013 6:27:46 AM EDT by ScaryBlackGuns]
Being from Omaha, the Reuben is the only answer.  

And the best Reuben of all: http://www.omaha.com/article/20120127/GO/120129691

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:27:40 AM EDT
This is arfcom. I want all three.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:28:29 AM EDT
Hardest poll ever
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:28:40 AM EDT
Vote count 127

#3

No homo
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:32:05 AM EDT
For starters, how about we get a picture of what a cheesesteak is supposed to look like?



Steak, onions, provolone cheese, bread.  That's it.  Seriously, that's all the ingredients.  Get those fucking peppers and tomato shit off of there.  
Pizza steaks are acceptable, but it's a completely different sandwich.


The cheesesteak (one word), is simple, pure, greasy, salty, ridiculously sharp cheesey, meaty goodness.  It is the best sandwich ever created.


Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:33:03 AM EDT
I like all of the those, but I prefer a Cuban sandwich over all of them.




Toasted Cuban bread
Mustard
Roast Pork (Cuban Style)
Ham
Swiss Cheese
Pickles (I order it without. Not a pickle fan.)

And some plantain chips on the side.


Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:35:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DCLXVI:
A properly done Reuban, puts damn near any sandwich to shame. Really no competition.

Heres a bit of a non traditional take.
http://idahosojourn.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ricks_press_room_5_reuben_best1.jpg


Pardon my language, but I would fuck that sandwich up.  Oh.  Wow.

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:37:05 AM EDT
Oh man don't make me choose. I love them all like they were my children.  
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:38:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:39:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
For starters, how about we get a picture of what a cheesesteak is supposed to look like?

http://s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/qcOlY8UY0shMG5QGXiMt6w/l.jpg

Steak, onions, provolone cheese, bread.  That's it.  Seriously, that's all the ingredients.  Get those fucking peppers and tomato shit off of there.  
Pizza steaks are acceptable, but it's a completely different sandwich.


The cheesesteak (one word), is simple, pure, greasy, salty, ridiculously sharp cheesey, meaty goodness.  It is the best sandwich ever created.




That's crazy talk.  Peppers belong on a cheesesteak.  Peppers, onion, steak, bread and WHIZ.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:39:31 AM EDT
Homemade Reuben - there is no other sandwich!!!

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:39:53 AM EDT
Voted Reuben.

An Italian beef, with the right meat.  (thin, not overdone, no chalky taste, on the right Genoan bread, with some gardinara and Mozzarella cheese comes close.   I've found them impossible to find outside of Chicago.(even there, there were tons of shit meat, on soggy weak bread ) =(

in Wi it just doesn't exist.

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:40:45 AM EDT
If it is called a "Philly Cheesesteak" instead of just "cheesesteak",  don't eat it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:41:22 AM EDT
Rueben by a mile. The rest are pedestrian fare.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:41:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By distortion9:
Cheesesteaks are overrated.....

The Reuben is damn near perfection.


I'm not sure what kind of fuckery is at play in the poll where a cheesesteak is tied with a reuben.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:42:37 AM EDT
Italian beef > everything.



Yes I'm from Chicago.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 6:55:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By johnny_dot_exe:
Italian beef > everything.

Yes I'm from Chicago.


From Portillo's or Pop's, yes.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:04:45 AM EDT
Ruben.



I will eat all three, but I refuse to vote for anything with "Chicago" or "Philly" in the name.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:05:13 AM EDT


You are right...there are no wrong answers.  Top three favorite sandwiches of all time right there.  



I couldn't pick one.  It would depend where I was at and what kind of mood I was in.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:06:23 AM EDT
OP, you are a sick and twisted person.  You cant list 3 of the greatest sammichs and tell us to pick 1.
They are all 3 works of art and I could probably live the rest of my life on just those 3 choices.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:09:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Raven4031:
Italian Beef followed very closely by the Reuben and on some days it takes the cake.
Philly = Meh... never been a huge fan.

ETA: I wonder if the low ranking of the Italian Beef in this poll is partially due to the fact that you cannot get a real Italian Beef in many parts of the country. My brother was living in San Antonio for a year or so and he made his own slow cooked ital. beef and brought it to a local pot luck because the locals had never had it. Are there alot of southerners that have never experienced this glorious sandwich of wonderful meat in it true form? I wonder....
Italian beef loses points because it is so associated with Chicago. Philly > Reuban > Italian beef.

Kharn


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Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:10:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2013 7:11:28 AM EDT by TacticalTaco]
Originally Posted By efpeter:
Ruben.

I will eat all three, but I refuse to vote for anything with "Chicago" or "Philly" in the name.


You guys voting against a city instead of a sandwich are just lame. There are plenty of conservative people in the suburbs of Chicago and Philly. Schamburg, IL is like 90%+ conservative, and the same can be said about Philly suburbs. I don't let inner city Atlanta sway my vote. Like it or not, the South simply has nothing to offer outside of BBQ. Northern food is real food. Yes I was born and raised in the South, but come on, we suck at making food. Herpaderp cornbread and bqq herpaderp. That's it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:10:52 AM EDT
Philly all day long! Pastrami would be my other choice!
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:12:22 AM EDT
The Reuben is the apex of the sandwich making art.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 7:16:27 AM EDT
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