Before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I was looking for a quick place to grab a bite to eat so I can make it to Rogers Arena pretty early to watch the Canucks pregame warmups. My coworker reminded me of Dunn’s Famous and their Montreal Smoked Meat.
I got their early thinking there would be people downtown watching some of the earlier hockey games (these Playoffs are so exciting and entertaining!). However, when we got there, there only a few people there. Quite dead, and they had 5-6 TV’s playing the Flyers vs Pens game.
Beipas and I ordered the Latkes, and Dunn’s Dip to start. Both were kind of mediocre. The Latkes weren’t what I was expecting as I thought they’d look a bit more like shredded potato cakes like what we had at Carnegie Deli in Las Vegas. These ones were quite dense. It’s a bit different from mash potatoes too because it had a bit of a doughy texture to it. It was crisp, but I wasn’t too fond of the texture. It went well with the sour cream though. The Dunn’s Dip was also not what we were expecting. There was so much smoked meat on top, and just a little bit of the the creamy spinach and artichoke dip. The first scoop actually got us wondering where the dip was. Not a big fan, and I thought the flavours tasted a bit odd together.
We ordered the Reuben, medium fat, to share and it was really big as it was double stacked. Inside the huge sandwich was Swiss cheese and sauer kraut. I took one bite of just the meat, and thought it was a bit dry. When I took a bite with everything together, it was delicious. The sauer kraut added just the right amount of moisture. The meat was really flavourful, but I think I would have preferred a bit more Russian dressing. The sandwich was definitely very filling especially with the added fries.
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