Lunch at Katz’s Deli on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day I friends and went to Katz’s Deli on Houston. 

This is a BUSY place.

The owner, schmoozing.  This is one of many reasons why the business is good.

Since I couldn’t decide easily what to order, one of my lunch partners got a Rueben, I got Pastrami on Rye, and then we traded halves.

GREAT sandwiches.

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  1. Tom in NY says:

    A meal at Katz’ is indeed a treat. The reuben (definitely n o t kosher) may have been invented a block from Our Savior, at Mad and 38th, or at its predecessor location.
    Bon appetit.

  2. irishgirl says:

    Oooo-I’d love to go to a New York deli! Food looks delish!

    Did the owner come over to ‘schmooze’ with you after you took his picture?

  3. Vincenzo says:

    “One of my lunch companions ordered a Rueben and I ordered Pastrami on rye, then we traded half for the other.”

    I’ve never been there but I’ve had their pastrami shipped before. It’s perfect. Pickles were good too!

  4. Emilio III says:

    I’ve never been in NYC, though I have eaten at a local deli whose reviews in the paper said: “Excellent real New York-style food, but unfortunately with real New York-style service.” I had not noticed anything special about the service until a group of uniformed little girls from a local parish school came with their teacher. Eventually one of the little girls went back to the counter with her glass and asked “Excuse me, sir! May I have a little more water?”. The guy behind the counter stared at her as if he couldn’t believe his eyes. “AND WTF’S WRONG WITH THAT WATER?” Pointing to a drinking water fountain some distance away.

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