Tuesday, May 26, 2015


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.


  1. I think you need some more pickles. One can never have too many.

    What's up with the ticket? What purpose does it serve, and what happens if you lose it?

  2. Whenever you pick up an item at the counter (sandwich, hot dog, beer, etc.), the counterman will mark the price on the ticket.

    I was with a friend who accidentally tossed his ticket in the trash. They wouldn't let him leave without it, so he had to paw through the trash until he found it.

    I guess if you really lose it, you have to wash dishes.