Dunns owner Elliot Kligman, never at a loss for words, Tim Pawsey photo

For a city too long deprived of seriously good smoked meat, the good news is that Dunns (just opened up the street from the Orpheum stage door) makes amazing smoked meat sandwiches. No question about that. A pretty good Reuben, too.

I had a fun chat with owner Elliot Kligman at last week’s opening. The story is in today’s Courier.

But the exchange of the night was when I asked Elliot how late they stayed open at the original place in Montreal, which I occasionally used to frequent:

“You were open till three, right?”

“Wrong! We never closed,” says Kligman.

“There were no locks on the doors …

… only on the bagels!”


Dunn’s Famous Restaurant & Delicatessen is open 7 days a week, all day from 10 a.m. to  midnight and to 1 a.m. on weekends, featuring an all-day menu. The complete menu is available here