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Sawdust on the Floor, Hot Pastrami on Rye, Six Foot Sandwich and Send a Salami

Katz’s Deli in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

My sister took me there for lunch on Thursday.  We shared a hot pastrami on rye with both fresh and pickled pickles.   I’d never been to Katz’s before but would definitely go again.  Everyone gets a ticket upon entering.  You have to show it when you leave and pay, even if it is blank like mine was as Mary treated.

I sat at the table while she got in line for the carver to carve the meat.  I can tell you the sandwich was delicious. as were the accompanying pickles.

A huge menu and lots more to order but half a sandwich was plenty.  A nice woman let me photograph her matzoh ball but I didn’t think the photo looked good enough to post.

Before we went, Mary answered my query by googling and finding the chow hound telling the difference between pastrami and corned beef.

While we were there she pointed out the sawdust on the floor. Lots of celebrities photos and neon beer signs from floor to ceiling.

I’d heard of the slogan- Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army but didn’t remember the song which is also my sister’s reference. Thanks Mary.

Neon sign at Katz's Deli

Sawdust on the Floor

Katz's Deli interior

A popular spot for lunch.  Fellow diners at the deli.

Pastrami on Rye

Hot Pastrami on Fresh Rye as photographed by my iPhone.

Two kinds of pickles

Two kinds of pickles. both delicious, iPhone shot again.

Six Foot Sandwich

You can order a six foot sandwich to go for $275

(Took this with the Canon 5D 50/ 1.2L  lens, no flash)

6 ft sandwich to go

Packing up the six footer in a special box.  Plenty of muster and mayo went with it.

Katz's Deli interior

Send a Salami

Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army

Katz's Deli sign

12 responses

  1. Sonel

    It looks like such a fun place to visit. I would certainly have fun with that long six foot sandwich..hehehehe
    Lovely shots as usual Ruth. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*


    June 24, 2013 at 1:14 am

  2. As a young boy, it was fairly common to walk into shops with sawdust covering the floors. You just don’t find places like that anymore. Thanks for the flashback, Ruth. Wasn’t Jerry Lewis young in that video? He looks like he’s barely 21, if that. 🙂


    June 24, 2013 at 3:08 am

  3. Looks like a great place to dine, Ruth. I don’t think I could manage that sandwich all in one sitting. 🙂


    June 24, 2013 at 3:35 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    Don’t know if its a kosher place but I could so see my teeth bite into that delicious looking sandwich!


    June 24, 2013 at 6:44 am

  5. SOO American…!


    June 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

  6. Give me a bite of that sandwich, not the long one. I could not afford it. 🙂



    June 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

  7. Amy

    So much fun to just see the photo of the place and the six foot sandwich 😀 Thank you for taking us there, Ruth!


    June 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm

  8. Fantastic photos Ruth and that sandwich looks so good!! Have walked past it so many times but one day I will make it inside . . .


    June 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

  9. Mary Ellen

    Great place! Love the pics, Ruth. NYC is my fav city.


    June 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm

  10. I need to move, just to eat here!


    June 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  11. Great pictures, especially of the pickles!


    June 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

  12. Su Leslie

    Great photos telling a fun story. Thanks.


    July 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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