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Picture Postcard: The Ashamed Deli

4 Jun

June 4, 2016

Poor little deli. Seems almost ashamed to be a deli. That must be why it’s out of business. If only the little deli had some pride, it might be in business today.

ashamed deli

But seriously, what happened on that awning? What’s with the little word “deli” in parentheses? I’ve looked closely, it’s not too far from me in Brooklyn. That’s not an addition, the word didn’t cover up or replace something else. It was made that way. But why? I have no idea.



Picture Postcard: Katz’s Deli NYC

7 May

May 7, 2013

These pictures were taken right around Christmas 2012, hence the folks in the Santa suits.


This is, hands down, my favorite NY deli. It is as far from formal as you can get. You can serve yourself or get waiter service, and the walls are decorated with thousands of celebrities visiting the store. And the food? Can’t be beat.


It is well over 100 years old and it feels it. Not that it feels old, not at all. It feels historic. There is a story behind every picture on the wall, a story for every seat. The air is full of steam and legend.


Katz’s is famous for their World War Two motto “Send a salami to your boy in the army.” And in the front window, you can see old photos of boys in the army enjoying their Katz’s care packages.


If Katz’s seems familiar, than you must have seen When Harry Met Sally.

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