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Sep 1, 2009 09:45 AM

Caplansky's 2.0

Corey Mintz just tweeted the new Caplansky's menu:

Who's excited?

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  1. Count me as excited.

    Hate to be a naysayers...but I hope the quality of the original stuff doesn't suffer due to menu expansion.

    Overall, though, looks great. Looking forward to chopped liver.

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    1. re: grandgourmand

      the worry about the qaulity is well noted.

      Moreover, I hope it doesn't loose its charm with the expanded menu. I think the charm and the attention drawn to just thing (smoked meat sandwich) was what made it so good.

      However, to be objective, I will definitely try their smoked meat burger !

      P.S. the house made mustard that Caplanskies had was the reason why I started consuming mustard again.

    2. Does anyone know when it's opening? Their website says September 1. I work nearby, so headed over at lunchtime today to check things out, but they were still closed. The windows are still papered over and there are signs with the construction company's name on them.

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      1. re: jakhtar

        If you follow the link to his blog from the website, the latest post said there was an issue with their gas and they'd open a couple days late.

      2. I'm going to have to take my mom for the beef liver with schmaltzy onions. As a baby in Montreal my parents would take me to the Brown Derby all the time, and she got the liver - every single time.

        Also, how about the smoked beef bacon in The Special breakfast? As someone who regrets not being able to consume pork products with breakfast, this intrigues me.

        1. I can hardly wait! Hopefully he opens for the weekend at least so I have time to go over and browse!

          1. I've rarely had liver and onions since Hushy's closed (yes, I'm dating myself) mostly due to an assumption that no modern place (at least in my environs, where there was no longer such thing as a proper deli) could do it justice. Zane certainly has the potential to do it right.

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            1. re: bytepusher

              I was up at Canada Computers yesterday and peered inside. Looking great! The outside signs are hung, the windows are done. I see there's at least three beer taps there, two I recognized Denison's Weisse and King Pilsner and the other was hard to see, Mill St perhaps? I'm a happy camper with more to drink than just Steamwhistle at the Monarch.

              We'll likely be alternating between our usual Saturday greasy spoon breakfast haunt and Caplansky's for breakfast and will be making more frequent visits now. I guess I finally have the kick-in-the-ass to get back to the gym. ;-D

              1. re: lister

                That's awesome that the 2 taps you saw were Ontario micros, and presumeably the 3rd one will be as well. If it is indeed a Mill St product, I hope it is Tankhouse to have a variety with the 3 types. I won't be going for the beer, but I'm glad when I do go there will be some quality beer choices available.

                The menu looks great too. I can't wait to go there and try it out.