Its menu is small, but it’s got everything you need. It’s serving five sandwiches and three salads. Challenger’s favourite item is the smoked-brisket sandwich. “It’s a cured NY-style brisket pastrami, but the rub is a little more barbeque. I was hesitant to call it a Reuben because its not, technically speaking, a Reuben. It’s got the same feel, though: rye roll, kale-kraut, Swiss cheese, Dijon. Its a pretty boss sandwich for 10 bucks.”
The boys from Sensory Lab will also be there brewing their usual caffeinated goods. For breakfast, pick up a maple-bacon and egg roll, or a chia pudding with fruit.
Challenger has always had a fondness for sandwiches, and opening a deli has always been on his to-do list. “I've been a chef for a long time, but most things I eat come smashed between two pieces of bread, so opening a little sandwich shop-deli has always been something I wanted to do.”
Eli’s Deli will be open from 7am–3pm daily until December 5 at Kubrick's.