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.