Any New Yorker worth their salt has heard of Katz Deli. Katz is a kosher deli well known for it’s deli meats, hot dogs, knishes, and more. According to their wikipedia page, “Each week, Katz’s serves 5,000 pounds of corned beef, 2,000 pounds of salami and 12,000 hot dogs!” The deli was made famous in the 80’s movie, When Harry Met Sally. Yep, this is the deli in which Sally had a very good time (wink, wink).
But let’s put that aside, and focus on what matters. The food. Specifically, the deli meat.
That sandwich above is meant for one. And if you’ve ever eaten at Katz, you’ll know why. After you’ve had your first bite, you don’t want to share. The meat is so tender and juicy. It’s perfectly seasoned that the meat stands on it’s own. There’s really no need for any condiments although I do recommend small amounts of spicy mustard, as it enhances the meat’s flavor. And the rye bread is the perfect compliment. It’s sliced thin so that the favor doesn’t overpower the meat. And it’s a fabulous vehicle for the succulent meat.
Each order comes with a side of pickles. We went with the half sour pickles. Very crunchy and perfectly salty.
We didn’t like our food very much…
Kidding of course. But before we moved on, Alex left his signature, hehe.
Next up was Sweet Revenge.
Sweet Revenge is a local bakery that specializes in pairing wine and/or beer with artisan cupcakes. Their menu always has four cupcakes to choose from, Sweet Revenge, Pure, Dirty, and Crimson and Cream.
They also have a variety of seasonal offerings that change often. I’ve had the Sweet Revenge, the Pure, and the Pumpkin Spice. It’s hard to say which is my favorite, but it’s probably the Sweet Revenge. Peanut Butter always steals my heart.
However, last night, we’d just come from a large dinner. I was still quite full, despite our BRISK walk across town, so I wanted something light. The Pure cupcake, paired with Principato Pinot Noir, sounded perfect. Alex went with his favorite, the classic Dirty. Mmmmm.
We were two very satisfied customers. And one very handsome one, if I do say so myself!