Monday, June 28, 2010

week 26: katz's delicatessen

when it is two in the morning and you are on the lower east side and you're confused because because just a few moments ago you were on the upper west side at harry's burritos and you just got off the phone with your best friend's dad because you tried calling your best friend but instead his dad answered and you are not quite sure who is more drunk, and somebody just asked you which way to the cruise ship, you know that something fantastic is about to happen:

you are going to eat a katz's pastrami sandwich.


it wasn't my idea. 
it was sam's.
he's my favorite.
  and when him and i were the last ones standing in a monumental evening of inebriation,
we decided this was our prize.
{last one to vom wins a sandwich!}
here is what i recall:

-thinking there would be a long wait
-there not being a long wait
-being confused about where to order
-receiving a free sample of pastrami while we waited
-ordering a pastrami sandwich and matzoh ball soup
-having an easy time finding a place to sit
-sam eating all of the pickles
-me being ok with it
-getting mad at sam for stealing my soup crackers
-sam repeating,
ohmygod this is amazing
while he stuffed his face
-bread so so so sooo soft, softer than any rye i've ever had
-being confused over which is better:
millburn or katz?
-medium warm medium good matzoh ball soup
-being confused about where to pay
-trying to pay with card
-having to pay with cash
-confusion about tipping
-just... general confusion, but extreme satisfaction
-wanting more

next time?

katz: the sober edition!
but first...
26 more to go!! 
i'm halfway there!!!



katz's delicatessen is on hudson and ludlow in the l.e.s.
it's really really old. 


Raquel said...

Dude, confession. First time I've ever NOT tipped a waiter/waitress was at Katz because I was so confused. & I was sober so I can't even imagine how you did it. Lol.

Brittany said...

this looks delish! My mom is an amazing cook (I should take pictures!) but she makes home made bread ALLLLL the time. so I've been making amazing sandwhiches on her amazing whole wheat bread! Yummo!

Today she made chicken, asparagas and bread on the grill. Afterwards we topped the bread with a tomato-onion-pesto then finished it off with feta cheese!

It was delish!

Every time I have good food I Think of you!

Is that weird?

Dancing Branflake said...

Matzo ball soup is my favorite! And that pastrami sandwich makes me happy that I bought pastrami today, although it wont be nearly as good as yours.

chelsea rebecca said...

bahaha that is too funny.
i want that soup now!

Marc Geelhoed said...

It's all even better with a can of Granddad's soda pop.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Your intro story made me laugh out loud. What a fun evening!

Becca said...

Funny! you are insane, it's so much fun to read about ;)

Kerri said...

so funny- yes, go back again minus all the confusion and it could be even better!! :)

Bu said...

Ugh, I need to fly you out to Phoenix to find explore some of these places out there!

So jealous! Sounds sooo good. And I wouldn't have given up those pickles. =)

ALFIE said...

i have a seriously love for matzoh ball soup :)

and doesn't it always seem that those little old places are the most fun?

What About Lunch said...

This reminds me of a place in Philly, Famous Fourth Street Deli.
Hmm, I have never had matzoh ball soup, how is this possible??

Chloe said...

I am literally drooling right now, well not literally, because that's gross, but you know what I mean. I often get the feeling that I should be drooling, every time I visit your blog (which is.. embarrassingly often).

Beautiful food, beautiful girl, yaya!

Chloe xxx

Jess Craig said...

god. i happen to love pastrami.

Wendy said...

Hi Molly, Came by to thank you for the nice words. Don't know how you found me but I sure am glad that you did. Your blog is amazing!

Kayla said...

If you aren't the cutest damn thing. I did a 3 a.m. Katz trip when I was in NYC last. One of the best parts of my trip. Love your blog.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Jen@Twenty-Something and Starving said...

heh - this was so amusing. i freakin love matzoh ball soup now i want some... shucks.

Kaitlyn said...

you made this sound so fun and so delicious. now...if only I wasn't a vegetarian? hehe

Gina said...

i love matzo ball soup!!

i was reading your about me

i also really looooove pigs in a blaket covered in spicy mustard!! hehe

Evie said...

I totes would have eaten all the pickles's my MO

city girl said...

I love Katz deli, even though all I can eat are the knishes, haha! I love how awesome your pics came out despite your drunken state. You're awesome Molly!

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