In 1888 what is now known as Katz’s Delicatessen was established on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side by the Iceland brothers. Upon the arrival of Willy Katz in 1903,
the name of the store was changed from Iceland Brothers to Iceland & Katz. Willy’s cousin Benny joined him in 1910, buying out the Iceland brothers to officially form Katz’s delicatessen. Their landsman Harry Tarowsky bought into the partnership in April 1917. A move to the present side of the street was necessitated during this time by the construction of the subway system, although the entry remained on Ludlow street. The vacant lot on Houston (named after a Dutch emigrant of the same name) Street was home to barrels of meat and pickles until the present storefront facade was added in the period 1946-49.
katz deli. I live in nahant ma. And could not match the deli or quality anywhere else i have tried. Ordered monday recieved tuesday everything was great. Best $300 i could have spent. See u guys next month.10 stars.
I went to Katz's Deli today 2/10/11 with two buddies of mine.Were New Yorkers and we ordered Katz's famous Pastrami sandwiches--- suppost to be best in City ....Well what a let down, The Pastrami was cut thick and was fatty and mushy ,kinda greasy too .The Rye bread fell apart on all 3 sandwiches .The three of use left very dissapointed. At 15 dollars plus per sandwich your not missing nothing,and the decore and seating is old and dirty looking.
I only had the Pastrami (on rye with mustard). It was moist, but way too salty! It tastes like a hot dog with kraut. It wasn't bad, but it's not as good as the hype or the $15. I even had the same dude who cut Adam's (M v F) pastrami. The semi sour pickles are great though!
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