I had to go with Boiled Dinner because I like a good, fresh corned beef on any of the sandwiches or with hash. I generally won’t order a corned beef sandwich unless I know it’s a place that actually cooks their own rather than buying the deli-pack corned beef.
Of course, once the boiled dinner is over, you can make any of the others with the leftovers, if you can find any.
BTW – I recall reading an article some years ago in one of the Boston papers mentioning that, of course, corned beef is not Irish, but was embraced by Irish immigrants who learned to cook it in the Yankee homes they worked in. When some returned to visit they brought corned beef back to Ireland, so that it is not unknown there, but not so common.
Anyone know if this is true?