A preview of Caplansky’s new menu
Eating one’s way through the short menu at Caplansky’s Delicatessen takes only a few visits—for now. Soon, the College Street institution will expand its meal options as owner Zane Caplansky is hard at work on a new menu. In his blog, the famed deli guru says that the selection is currently “dead simple” and that customers can expect a new maple dipped fried chicken, as well as the gluttonous-sounding Leaning Tower of Caplansky: three pieces of challah stacked with blueberry jam, cream cheese and beef bacon, topped with maple syrup.
Also in the works are tribute dishes to deli’s favorite customers, like The Geddy (verscht and eggs with lox, just like the Rush frontman likes it), and at least one dedicated to the restaurateur himself—the What Zane Eats comes with grilled verscht and chopped liver with onions and honey mustard.
That’s the extent to which Caplansky is dishing on his dishes. As for us, we wouldn’t mind seeing some blintzes, gefilte fish or even some entrée-sized latkes as a mitzvah to vegetarians.
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Maybe this time the food will be executed well. Watched a rather fast demise of this place due to the terrible food. Wanted to be a lover but with repeat visits the food kept getting worse and more expensive. And no air conditioning keeps me away.
Is it just me, or is quality slipping? Nothing wrong with being creative, but I’d rather see them focus on the consistency of their core product.
Everyone is giddily labeling this place as Toronto’s Schwartz’s … I’m a semi-regular, and the last time I was there I got a skinny sandwich filled with tiny end shavings that just fell out onto the plate. I expect better for the premium pricetag.
Guys, do what you like, but make sure you’re cranking out consistent, piled-high smoked meat!
I love the place, but the last time I went the meat in my sandwich was rubbery and almost inedible. They definitely need to work on their issues with consistency (preferably BEFORE they introduce new menu options, spreading themselves even thinner).
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