The Reuben sandwich, arguably Omaha's most prized culinary contribution, readies for its annual day in the spotlight: National Reuben Sandwich Day is March 14.
How did the Reuben come to be? Here's a little refresher. During a late-night poker game at the Blackstone Hotel, a local grocer was asked to “ante up” and create a new dish. The ingredients he had on hand resulted in an American menu staple: two pieces of grilled marble rye bread stuffed with slow-cooked corned beef topped with sauerkraut, bubbly Swiss cheese, and creamy Russian or