Four local sandwiches battle it out for deli dominance.
- CategoryEat & Drink
1. The Original Rinaldi’sEl Segundo
Lean pastrami, mustard, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on sliced rye
Andy: Yellow mustard was a plus.
Andrea: Perfect amount of meat.
Bryan: Like you would make at home with Aloha.
Average Score (10 the highest): 9
2. Billy’s Deli & CaféTorrance
Corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye
“Billy’s Reuben,” $11.50
Bryan: Unruly and messy … perfect.
Andrea: Love Thousand Island dressing.
Andy: It would destroy an appetite!
Average Score: 7.3
3. The KettleManhattan Beach
Smoked ham, Swiss cheese, roast turkey, coleslaw and Thousand Island dressing served on hand-sliced corn rye
“The Original Reuben (1914),” $12.95
Andrea: Not too greasy.
Andy: Toasted perfect.
Bryan: Petite and neat.
Average Score: 5
4. Ashley’s DeliHermosa Beach
Cracked pepper turkey, melted pepper jack, Thousand Island dressing and krelish on marble bread
“Hermosa Reuben,” $7.99
Bryan: Marble bread is eye-catching.
Andrea: Loved the spice and sweetness.
Andy: Turkey is an overall healthy choice.
Average Score: 6.3
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