Hit Stockyards tonight at 8pm knowing I would find most things sold out but I rolled the dice anyway. They were quite busy with people ordering sandwiches, burgers and fried chicken. I really just wanted a slab of ribs or chicken or a pound of brisket (a serving they don't offer). So with limited selection I ordered the brisket sandwich. The woman who gave me the sandwich apologized for how long it took saying that the steamer was on the fritz. Well the truth is that she should not have served me this dry lump of meat.....especially not for over 13 bucks. I tried to eat it, the taste was great, the onions were awesome but the meat was just so dry I couldn't do it. I ordered it without mayo given that I can't imagine why somebody would put mayo on a brisket sandwich, so that made my experience that much worse!
Hungry, I drove to Caplansky's. I wrote that place off because of how inconsistent the meat was time and time again, so it has been maybe 8 months since my last visit. I took home a pound of sliced smoked meat. It was FANTASTIC! Really great flavours and texture and super juicy. The flavour isn't at all like the Monarch days as he has clearly moved away from the southern smoke flavours in favour of a more traditional jewish/montreal profile. I miss that unique sandwich he originally put out, but this was killer meat! I will be back and hope to find a more consistent product given his earned experience. In restrospect I am so glad Stockyard let me down!
Back to the title. While waiting for my meat I saw a poster advertising the Deli Duel. Looking online I see it has expanded from last year to also include Wolfies. Read about it here - http://www.toronto.com/blog/post/6879...
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