Sunday, January 10, 2016
Wall Street Journal Names Katz's: the Best Pastrami Sandwiches!
1. One of the last relics of Jewish immigrant culture on the Lower East Side, the 128-year-old Katz’s Delicatessen now shares the neighborhood with fashionable hotels and pricey boutiques but is still a major tourist magnet in its own right. Katz's is one of the few delis in town that still hand-cuts the pastrami (the cutters themselves, many from the neighborhood, are part of the charm).
Locals and out-of-towners alike shuffle through the cafeteria-like lines in the massive wood-paneled dining room, plastered with celebrity photos and thank-you letters and old signs (one for the deli’s World War II promotional campaign, ‘Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army,’ dangles from the ceiling).
2. Dickson’s Farmstand Meats is a sliver of a gourmet butcher shop in the middle of Chelsea Market and has just a few stools at the counter.
3.A tiny, bare-bones Upper East Side kosher deli, with a handful of metal tables and bustling takeout counter, Pastrami Queen has a devoted following who come for pastrami made on site following, according to manager Jack Turner, an ‘age-old recipe.’
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