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Monday, February 23, 2009

Russ and Daughters, Lower East Side

Russ and Daughters, NYC
Photo by myself on the Lower East Side, on Houston Street.

A deli called Russ and Daughters on Houston seems to hail from a bygone era. Their beautiful display cases are filled with smoked fishes, sardines and caviar.

The employees were so friendly, they posed for photos. And the pumpernickel bagel and whitefish I had was delicious!

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Sunday afternoon, I walked around the city in the cold rain. It was a typical New York wintry day - mid-30s, drizzling and chilly. (It was miserable).

It used to be that I'd be one of a few people on the street on the Lower East Side (LES). Now the streets were nearly busy. There are many new boutiques and restaurants. A long line could be seen inside Katz's deli, waiting patiently for lunch.

Related posts: New Museum, The Bowery, Mangia and Food on the Brain.

9 comments:

Fredrik said...

What a lovely portrait. You really have their attention. Great job!

Abe Lincoln said...

I stopped and read your blog and looked at the photograph. I just wanted you to know. They look friendly and I bet the stuff they sell is the best.

Dottie Jo said...

I've never made it to Russ and Daughters, although I have heard of it. But I do love Katz's - I always get the matzo-ball soup and 1/2 pastrami - I love it!

Kathrine said...

Really great shot - bravo! And they do look nice and friendly. The setting is very interesting too - and your text made me all hungry :)

Teri Tynes said...

I love them. They also sell one of the best Lower East Side delicacies - homemade chocolate-covered graham crackers!

Will Hennessy said...

I wish I was there right now!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

How topical. Russ and Daughters were on No Reservations tonight with Anthony Bourdain!! I've never been in there, I shall have to stop by now!!

Kris said...

I'm even more hungry now!

• Eliane • said...

I've only been there a couple of times but I immediately knew it was Russ and Daughters when looking at this picture. It is a great store!!