My Date With Reuben

This morning couldn’t come fast enough. I haven’t had a date for a long time and ever since I saw the sign with his name on it I couldn’t get it out of my mind. When it was finally lunchtime I ran downstairs with my car keys in hand and within a few minutes I was approaching the building where it was going to happen.

O, how I longed for this minute. My heart was beating faster and faster. There was no way this date could go wrong. With the name like Reuben, I knew he wouldn’t disappoint. All the signs where pointing to the place where we will finally meet.

My heart was pounding and the things happening with my mind and body could only be understood by an experienced medical professional. I timidly approached the counter and whispered: “Reuben, please”. The wait was becoming unbearable. I had to run outside to see if he was ready.

He was getting dressed. My lips were smacking in anticipation. I ran back inside.

Then out again.

This was starting to feel like torture. Sweet, sweet torture. I was ready to explode. Finally he was mine. I stared lustily, he was all there – seductively spread in front of me, on a slightly grilled hoagie roll, covered with slices of thick-cut pastrami, cheese, sauerkraut and topped with the thousand island dressing, so hot, steamy and beautiful.

His smell took over my car turning it into a prison of anticipation and impatience. We still had to get back to my place. I couldn’t keep my eyes on the road.

I couldn’t think of anything else, I just wanted to touch this hot mess with my lips, swollen with desire. I don’t remember much of the ride. Finally we were alone.

The short ride helped me regain my senses. I wanted this to last as long as I could, and this I could control for a change.

I could, of course, dig in face first, impatiently devouring my beloved Reuben, tearing into the hot dog, pastrami, roll, taking greedy bites until nothing was left. Or I could take it slow, savoring a bite after delicious bite. The choice was hard. Maybe I should’ve made it a threesome so I could experience it in every way. I chased impure thoughts out of my head.

Slowly I started to cut it in small pieces. Sauerkraut juices mixed with dressing were getting me even more excited. O, what a pleasure every small bite was. I could do this for hours.

Finally it was over. I thought about smoking a cigarette but then remembered that I quit 13 years ago. Reuben almost made me get back to the old habit. I listened to the music instead.

“The best four dollar date I ever had” I thought to myself making imaginary smoke rings, “I wouldn’t mind doing this again”
Hot Dog Haven, Armour Rd. Kansas City,MO.
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  • Well, I love good hot dogs (Nathans) and I love Reuben sandwiches. So I’ll bet this is something I could go for. But after reading this, I think it may be against my morals.

  • KC Lowlife

    I’ve heard of food porn before, but until today I’ve never really seen it. Can’t blame you though as I love reuben’s too.

  • midtown miscreant

    Never had a Reuben with a hot dog in it, and after reading this, I’d probably be riddled with
    guilt and shame if I did. Still I’m curious. Maybe if I get drunk first.

    Great post, I’ll have to check em out.

  • It’s a “reuben-style” hot dog.I read my post again and I think I am having abother one for lunch today.

  • I travel for JOOLS

    Donna couldn’t have said it better…lol

  • You know Meesha you were supposed to go off the medication SLOWLY……

  • I love this post, looks like I have a reason to go up north for lunch this next week.

  • Hey, is that the old Allen Chevrolet building? (I graduated NKC high school.)

  • It does say Allen. Now you have to go there 🙂

  • Chimpo

    Congrats for finding a hot dog I won’t even eat.

  • Rick

    I think I recognize the building, but where, exactly, is it, Meesha? Think the non-Reuben dogs would be any good?

  • It’s on Armour Rd. in NKC,I have the map linked right under the youtube video.I had Chicago style dog and cheese & bacon dog. Everything was good and they also have pretty decent chili.

  • The pictures were almost erotic. What a well done post. The rest of us travel in your wake my friend. Merry Christmas.

    • Thanks, same to you. Some day I might buy you a glass of wine.

  • I want you to be the first to know that Cliff is going to take me to this place next Friday. He doesn’t know it yet, but I’ll break it to him at some convenient time. Since I have a doctor’s appointment north of the river on that day and it will be nearly noon when we head home, I intend to strike while the iron is hot.

  • Let me know what time, I might be able to run out and meet you there for a few minutes. Since I wrote this both the Start and the Pitch wrote about this place.

  • I doubt you would have wanted to meet us at 10 A.M. for a hot dog. I did a blog entry about our experience… not as descriptive as yours, of course.

  • What a great post 🙂 Thanks I needed this, it’s a bit slow tonight. I just had to explain outburst to about a dozen co-workers with tears in my eyes.