This corned beef sandwich is bigger than your face. No joke.
I took a half day from work the other day for no better reason than I wanted this corned beef sandwich. I left work, picked up my cousin and headed downtown to Slyman’s. Located on the corner of St. Clair and E 31st, with plenty of street parking and a large free lot to park in, it’s a super easy find.
We both ordered a reuben and shared a plate of gravy fries. The sandwich is amazing. The corned beef is juicy, tender and full of flavor. The fact that it was a reuben goes almost unnoticed since the ratio of cheese and sauerkraut to meat is way off, but I am ok with this. I mostly order the reuben instead of the plain corned beef sandwich because I like the grilled bread. I guess that I could ask for it that way, but I don’t like asking for special orders at busy places.
You get to add your own thousand island dressing to your sandwich from a squirt bottle that every table comes equipped with. I love this part. I like a lot of sauce on everything and hate sounding like a heffer when I ask for extra x 4.
I can’t even come close to eating the whole thing so I pull off about 60% of the meat and save it for home. Corned beef hash for breakfast??! OKAY, if I must! So dramatic.
The gravy fries were out of this world. Could I pack anymore salt into one meal? Probably not! Don’t judge. You should do the same. The gravy was beefy and perfect. I don’t eat gravy fries often, but these were probably the best I’ve had in a long time.
With only breakfast and lunch hours, I foresee myself taking another half day in the future! You should too.