Whenever I come here I feel like a kid in a candy store, pretty much because I am in a candy store. Look at all these wonderful treats! Everything is better dipped in chocolate.
Even coffee beans! And so many different kinds. I may have to try them all.
After being here for a few minutes, my head was spinning with choices. So many sweets! So many different kinds. I had to turn away for a moment, but when I did, I saw this...
I've been coming here for years and I still can't quite figure out why they also sell all sorts of fish. I mean, I like fish, but why are they selling candy on one side of the store and fish on the other?
Oh, well. I'll take a quarter pound of the chocolate covered coffee beans, a quarter pound of the chocolate covered graham crackers and a quarter pound of the herring.
If you visit my blog, then you know how much I love all sorts of food.
I've lived in New York City for over 25 years and fortunately my absolute favorite delicatessen is still here!
There it is! Mighty Katz's Deli on the Lower East Side, a short walk from my neighborhood.
The first thing you must know is to KEEP THE TICKET YOU'RE GIVEN AT THE DOOR! Do not lose it! Even if you don't eat anything, you must give the ticket back on your way out.
Ah! The sights, sounds, and aromas of Katz's. It's usually pretty crowded whenever I come here, but that's okay. There's plenty of seats. You can get table service, or...
You can walk right up to the counter and order your food. Today, I'm ordering a Reuben sandwich (pastrami, Russian dressing, sauerkraut on rye bread) and a knish (pronounced "kin-ish"- it's actually a large square of golden brown potato). While you're waiting for it all to be prepared, you can examine the pickles and pickled tomatoes.
And there it all is! They even gave me a plate of garlic and half sour pickles to compliment my meal. Notice that my ticket is always in sight.
As I eat my lunch, I look around and just enjoy the atmosphere.
Take a look at this lovely still life, worthy of painting. If you look hard enough, you'll find beauty everywhere.