Scout Finds: DC loves its sandwiches. Which is why when we find one we think is worth talking abo...Scout Finds: DC loves its sandwiches. Which is why when we find one we think is worth talking about, we can't stop ourselves. Meet the Reuben's Cousin. There he is pictured above. He's a beefcake, right? Featuring slices upon slices of corned beef, with a schmear of Russian dressing, a slice of parve cheese (which simply means it's non-dairy) and a dollop of sauerkraut, this bad boy is 100 percent Kosher. Pick him up at Eli's. And/or pick up one of his friends. Eli's specializes in New York deli-style sandwiches. "We cook all of our pastrami and roast beef in-house," said Manny, one of the two brothers who own the place. He's been in the business for a few decades now, and Eli's has been around a while for a reason. "We're all about doing things right here," Manny told us. "We take a lot of pride in the quality of our dishes."
And speaking of the dishes, Eli's does not stop at sandwiches. They've got a whole menu of items ranging from fajitas to steak filets and a now a whole new page dedicated to Mediterranean dishes. "We have fresh-made falafel, shawarma, hummus and kabobs," said Manny. "Really, we have something for everyone." And it's all served up in a classic restaurant environment with friendly, prompt service. For example, when we were there, we got our delicious lover of a sandwich in just minutes. We ate it in seconds...
Beef Kabob, $15.99
Falafel Salad, $9.99
Matzo Ball Soup, $5.99
Reuben's Cousin Sandwich, $12.99
Triple-Decker Sandwiches, $14.99
Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.