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Changes at Canter's Deli: Out With the Old, In With Burgers, Benedicts, Bacon and More

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There's nothing quite so quintessentially L.A. as a late night nosh at Canter's Deli, but this summer, the Fairfax Avenue mainstay since 1952 is taking some items off the menu, and making way for some contemporary new dishes.KCET Food caught up with Canter's father-son team of Marc (dad, who we interviewed in '08) and Alex (son) to talk about what's going, and what's coming on the menu.

Marc Canter explains what will be no more:

We took off the short ribs, a canned salmon dish, and a triple-decker sandwich that had tongue in it. We also got rid of the macaroni salad, a pita wrap, and peppered beef because is not as good as the pastrami and people keep ordering it by mistake.

Diners can already order up from a selection of panini melts, but get a load what is going to be on the updated menu before summer's end:

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In addition to the new sandwiches, the Canter's menu will now also feature new breakfast items including chocolate chip banana pancakes, four Benedicts, and three egg sandwiches. There are three new salads including a wedge, a caprese, and spinach with feta and roasted almonds. Marc Canter is excited about three burger options, all served on their house-made Kaiser buns. There will be the Hawaiian with grilled pineapple, the Black & Blue with bacon (yup, bacon), blue cheese, and red onion, and a pastrami burger topped with sautéed onions, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and of course, pastrami.

So it might not be your Bubbe's Canter's anymore, but no fear--the beloved baked goods, mile-high pastrami on rye, and potato pancakes are staying put.

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