Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the katz meow

the service is gruff, the decor is tacky, and if it were just any place else -- $12 for a sandwich would be absurd -- but it's not just any place else; it's Katz's and it's amazing.

205 E Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2246

my father first introduced me to Katz's when i was about 10 years old and i've been a regular ever since -- not once have i had a bad experience.

my go-to sandwich is the "pastrami reuben club" -- succulent pastrami, piled mile-high on a club roll, topped with thick-cut swiss, sour kraut, and homemade russian dressing. it's as delicious as it is large, and christ is it large!

-- so large, in fact, that i only eat half and take the rest home -- something i NEVER do.

everything on the menu is a go:

the french fries are crunchy, the cheese steaks are stacked, the hot dogs are snappy, and the knishes are a notch above. even the turkey sandwich is moist and delicious.

all sandwiches come w/ a side assorted pickles, just ask. i'm a fan of the half-sours.

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