356 College Street (between Spadina and Bathurst)
Caplansky’s Deli continues in the fine Jewish tradition of overfeeding (remember Famous 4th Street Deli in Philly?), and what better way to spend a very chilly, somewhat snowy winter weeknight than with Jewish comfort food.
This was my first time to try Caplansky’s, which is weird since I love Jewish delis and I’ve been to lots in the whole region — Philadelphia, New York, and Montreal.
Or is the real question: why did it take me so long to experience Caplansky’s very phallic-looking deep fried dill pickles???
The food porn didn’t stop there, however. When the maple bacon donut bites arrived, we immediately thought of how well a pair of these would go with a deep fried dill pickle. We were too embarrassed to find out.
I don’t know how they could be called bites, either, since I cut them each in half and even half was more than a bite. When I placed two halves side-by-side, they looked like… you got it:
Just like Nelly says, “It’s gettin’ hot in here…”
More bites of dessert, this time quite some very innocent-looking rugulach. Or–were they?