Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lunch at Katz's Deli

After visiting the New Museum on the Bowery, John and I walked around the corner to the famous Katz's Delicatessen at 205 E Houston St and Ludlow.

Katz's has been doing a roaring business since 1888.
 When John saw knockwurst and beans on the menu the voice of Bette Midler came into his mind, singing: "Ah, but what's a career, when you put it next to knockwurst and beer?!"
So we both had the knockwurst.
When the meals arrived we thought it was an awful lot of knockwurst.
We should have paid heed to the warning on the menu that the portions are big enough for one local or three tourists. They weren't kidding.
 The men at the next table enjoyed their pastrami sandwiches below a sign marking the spot "Where Harry Met Sally, Hope you have what she had."
 The restaurant is huge as befits the crowd of diners.
Satisfied customer making her exit.
Satisfied John making his exit. It was our first visit but will not be our last. We haven't tried their signature pastrami or hot dogs!


  1. Went to Katz's four years ago. Amazing. So fun - and tasty too. Thanks for the reminder

  2. Classic NY eatery, Jeffrey. I can't believe it took us so long to visit but it won't be our last!