Did someone say Pastrami on Rye? No? Oh it must have been my stomach talking then.
The moistest, most flavorful, most tender pastrami I have ever eaten in my life was served up to me at one of NYC's oldest Kosher Deli's on Friday at Kat's Delicatessen.
If you are ever in the lower part of Manhattan you must stop by and try some of Katz's famous pastrami and matzo ball soup, but be prepared to wait on line, this place is always packed and for good reason.
At the door you are greeted by a security guard who hands you a ticket. This ticket will not only be your entrance in, but your order stub, your receipt, and your only way out, so don't lose it.
Memorabilia covers every square inch of the restaurant. Most are photos of all the celebrities that have been spotted chowing down at this establishment over the last 123 years, and there has been many.
The other item that covers the walls would be meat.
Curing and preservation of meats is one of Katz's other specialties and they make it a public display.
You might recognize this room from a very famous movie scene. The famous scene from "When Harry met Sally" was taped right here in Katz's Deli. If you don't know the scene click here.
I didn't see what Sally had on the menu but you can surely bet I wanted it!
Instead I had to settle for pastrami on rye. It was almost as good as what Sally had.
Here I am enjoying my sandwich. I do look a little too excited about the prospect of eating it though.