Please don’t Intrude while I’m eating a Reuben at Refuge..

Did you know….

There are two main theories as to who invented the Reuben sandwich, both of which involve the name Reuben. One theory is that the sandwich was first made at a New York City restaurant called Reuben’s Delicatessen sometime around 1914. Another theory holds that the sandwich was made and named for a man named Reuben Kulakofsky, who frequently dined at the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. (

Today’s Restaurant

Refuge – Menlo Park, Ca

Average Cost


Rating (1-10)


Recommended Dishes: 

Any of the Pastrami sandwiches, haven’t tried anything else yet.

Next to bacon, I think beef is one of my favorite meats to eat. Succulent, tasty, a self created oil that just makes you foam at the mouth when you smell it.

There are so many ways to cook it..

You can fry it..

You can barbecue it..

You can boil it..

And surely you can smoke it.

One of my favorite types of beef is Pastrami.

It is a cut of beef that’s cured, which means it has been brined in a salt water solution; then it is rubbed with spices and smoked.

Every real deal restaurant has a specific way they go about creating this tasty delight. I know a place where you definitely will not be disappointed..

And that is over at Refuge.

Let’s talk about it…

So it’s Friday, and my boss has been promising to take me to one of the best Pastrami spots in town.

I have certified him as a creative food artist and affirmed him to give valid critiques, so I was eager to join.

We arrive in Menlo Park and walk into this Pub looking restaurant with plenty of room for crowds to come.

I look at the menu and see all kinds of different sandwiches on the menu that peaked my eyes immediately.

Chuck burgers, Philly Cheese steak sandwiches, Hot dogs and of course Pastrami!!

The main title for that portion of the menu stated:

Pastrami Pathos described as custom-trimmed, by hand, from the ‘heart of the navel’. Served seductively warm on toasted rye bread with pickles and pickled onions .

I’ll come later for the other dishes, but today is Pastrami day. Let’s do it!

I order the Reuben described as pastrami, sauerkraut, melted swiss, with crazy russian dressing on toasted rye with a Belgian IPA to swallow it down.

After a little small talk, my sandwich arrives and the smell alone almost makes me jump out of my seat for joy..

Oh she is a pretty sexy thing….

Her red meaty chest sticking out of that sandwich like a double d sandwich size, while she covers herself in a white dress of sauerkraut and her juices leaking on the bed of bread she lays on. Begging me to come taste her.

I can’t handle the temptation…. I’m going in!

I sink my fangs directly into her..


The pastrami is super succulent, a perfect spice on it combined with the slightly sourness of the sauerkraut and mustard make a perfect combination.

I need another bite..



Everytime I chew it tastes better and better. This is making my eyes water as if I was watching an emotional movie. It is so good!

More I need more..




Bite after bite..Chew after chew…

Nothing but true live action eating!! Fantastic job Refuge!! Cheers to the Chef!

Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.

References (2016)
Q:Who invented the Reuben sandwich? Retrieved from

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