In a word: Novel but not notable.
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JM ate the Bobbie with a fountain drink.
Nichole ate the Capastrami with a fountain drink.
The bill was $20, or $10/person.
JM gave Capriotti's a B; Nichole gave Capriotti's a B- (see our grading rubric).
Capriotti's is a Delaware chain transplant that's arrived in Madison by way of Vegas, baby. This we gathered from the friendly folks behind the counter and the friendly timeline on the wall. The place was dead for the dinner hour, but they said lunch is brisk - not as brisk as the store on the Strip, but sounds like they're doing OK.
The pastrami on the Capastrami was pretty dang good. A good purple slaw plus Swiss and Russian dressing led to perfect sandwich fusion but the bread was soft... too soft.
JM liked the Bobbie (Thanksgiving on a roll) well enough, though it might have been better warm. The stuffing was moist and full of herbs but otherwise nondescript. The cranberry sauce was homogeneous as jelly - as expected, it was indeed his least favorite part, though it is playful.
Though $20 seemed a mite steep for a couple sammies and drinks, to be fair, both subs were bigger than advertised (9" was more like 11" and 12", 14"), and we did have an insane amount of leftovers. Still, there wasn't enough at Capriotti's to draw us out to officeparkland on a special trip.