For Goodness Jake's

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For Goodness Jake's is a little deli at 130 Euclid Avenue. They make a very tasty sandwich there. I walk past this establishment once or twice a day. (I'll publish a photo of the front when the current construction is complete. Jakes Takeout (20090421) It seems as though this corner has been under construction for one thing or another for years and years.)

One can eat at the outward-facing bar at Jake's or take-out. I opted for take-out so we could have a photo-shoot.

I asked the fellow behind the counter if he was Jake and he responded that he was Jake's grandson. He wouldn't claim to have the Best Corned Beef in Cleveland but he thought it was pretty good and challenged me to decide. So I ordered a Corned Beef Sandwich and asked him to make it the way he likes it.

It came on rye with a mild white cheese (swiss?) along with a dill spear wrapped by itself. A very good sandwich, it was neither too dry nor too juicy. At about 2½, this sandwich seems to be about normal size. It was quite filling and very tasty, with lots of flavor.

While it can't (yet) be said that For Goodness Jake's serves the Best Corned Beef in Cleveland, it can be said that they serve quite a good one. If you're in the Public Square area, drop by and tell Jake's grandson that we sent you.

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my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

Anibal-

Unfortunately, I'm finding that Corned Beef is in the eye (or mouth) of the beholder. There are so many different tastes out there that it is quite hard to get a definitive answer.

One thing seems to hold constant, though: a few slices doesn't suffice. One really needs nearly a half-pound of Corned Beef to get excited about it.

Valuable blogpost and awesome design you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your ideas and time into the stuff you post!! Thumbs up

@Marquita - Come on down to Downtown Cleveland sometime and try one of these sandwiches!

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