I tried the veggie Reuben, one of those deli-with-a-twist items. It has two kinds of cheese and sauerkraut. The role of the meat is played by sliced beets. It's a pretty inspired idea; the beets give a meaty taste and texture. The only drawback, and it was a minor one, was that the beets, being much more slippery than meat, kept sliding out of the sandwich.
Today was my day to try The General Muir across from NIH. It's an upscale deli---an interesting concept. Te menu is full of traditional deli items, some with a twist. The décor is bright and sunny, a far cry from the flouresent ambience of a New York deli like Katz's or the Stage. The service was a little reserved but efficient.