A man's worth could once be measured in simple things, such as how many chickens his farm could support or how many ounces of deli meat he could juggle. See you how stack up to the forefathers with today's Groupon to Shopsy's, valid at the downtown location on Richmond Street West or Markham location on Woodbine Avenue. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of deli fare and drinks.
• For $45, you get $100 worth of catering services.
For more than 85 years, Shopsy's has nourished Torontonians with fresh deli fare and coordinated catering menus to feed backyard get-togethers, major corporations, and charity events. The deli menu heaps meats atop quality breads, crafting sandwiches such as the Bill Cosby ($15), which piles hot corned beef, pastrami, swiss, and sly observational humour on rye. Entrees include the Kilkenny fish and chips ($16), frying flaky, beer-battered haddock to a golden crisp, and a classic roast turkey dinner ($16) with all the trimmings. For lighter fare, diners can nosh on cabbage rolls or potato latkes ($5) or fill novelty size bowler hat with ladles of cabbage borscht ($6).
The catering menu affords extensive entree and hors d'oeuvre combinations, such as seasonal vegetable-filled pasta primavera ($13.99 each/minimum order of six) accompanied by a mushroom tart ($19.99/dozen, minimum order of three dozen). Feeding up to 20 people, the ultimate submarine sandwich ($109.99) layers assorted deli meats on three feet of french bread, supported by an array of garnishes and a inflatable cheering section. Customers should place catering orders at least 48 hours ahead, and orders can be picked up or delivered for an additional fee that varies by location. Today's Groupon must be used in one order and does not cover delivery fees or taxes.