"I didn't even know that Katz's had a printed and laminated menu." [Photographs: Robyn Lee] Katz's Delicatessen 205 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002 (at Ludlow; map); 212-254-2246; katzdeli.com Service: Countermen are brusquely charming, waiters are right out of...
The Breakfast of Chumps As Alan Richman recently said, there is little worth eating beyond the pastrami, knockwurst, and hot dogs at the iconic Katz's Deli. Perhaps this isn't surprising. It is a bit like going to Peter Luger and...
Writing about the late, great Abe Lebewohl, a man's stomach turns its attention to delis—Jewish-style delis of course. Some of my earliest food memories are of eating at Wilshire's Deli on Central Avenue in Lawrence, New York. I remember my...
Any number of guidebooks, newspaper articles, airline magazine roundups, or TV shows can give first-time New York visitors a lengthy eating itinerary. Unfortunately, their recommendations aren't always the best. The good news? Some oft-visited tourist destinations really do have great food. Here are our favorites.
Katz's Deli has been a New York institution since 1888, and third-generation owner Jake Dell is celebrating with a beautiful new book out this week, Autobiography of a Delicatessen. We talked about Jake's history with growing up in a deli, the celebrity clientele flanking the tables, and how Katz's is so much more than just pastrami on rye.
Do you like sandwiches? Pudding? Cake? Candy? Then let me be your guide. Because that's all I'm going to feed you. This itinerary represents my favorite places to bring out-of-towners to in the Lower East Side for a morning and afternoon jaunt.
When it comes to eating with family, you want a place that's reliable, reasonably affordable, and low on hassle. There's plenty to worry about before a big holiday. Where to eat dinner on the nights before or after shouldn't be one of them. To that end, here are some solid restaurant options good for eating out with the folks.
There's something uniquely comforting about a big, hefty sandwich, and New York might have the world's greatest supply. But only a few can be described as super-mega-massively-Dagwood-Bumstead-esque comically large, and fewer still that actually taste good beneath their heft. When such a sandwich comes along, we believe it deserves some recognition.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th, which means that whether or not we actually have Irish ancestry, we get to pretend to be Irish anyway. One of the best parts? Planning where to eat. We've looked back at our favorite pot pies, fish and chips, and corned beef—traditional Irish and otherwise—to tell you where to get the best.
New York's Katz's Deli is nothing less than a keeper of the Jewish culinary flame, thanks in no small part to their homemade pastrami. Ever wonder just how they do it? So have we, which is why we set out to find out.