Photo by myself outside Katz's Deli, on Ludlow and Houston Streets, on the Lower East Side.
Katz's Deli, or simply Katz's, is a landmark on the Lower East Side. They serve up Jewish kosher food, and their sandwiches are gigantic.
Meg Ryan faked her famous orgasm there in the movie When Harry Met Sally. Yep.
Just after the recent snowstorm, Mark and I drove by Katz's Deli to swoop up one of their signature giant Reuben sandwiches and a some mushroom barley soup. With snow comes cravings for comfort food.
Mark waited in the car with our dog Rupert, as I made the dash into the place. I'd been there a couple times but wasn't prepared for what I found, which was complete mayhem.
Katz's is wildly popular, and their set-up inside is different. You stand on line to receive a ticket, then you choose among several lines for what type of food you want, whether it be solid or liquid or whatever.
A hot dog? Go to the hot dog line. A gigantic sandwich? You stand in the gigantic sandwich line. Want to pay and leave? There's a line for that, too.
At the pay and leave line, folks were looking at the sandwiches offered.
'Send a salami to your boy in the army' was a slogan used at Katz's.
The hot dog line was a bit more reasonable.
It was seriously so nuts, I had to leave without getting anything. But I did manage to take a few photos, after asking the employees for permission.
Here's a clip of that famous scene from When Harry Met Sally. You know the one.
Related posts: Russ and Daughters, Lower East Side, Cold Noodles and Hot Shows and The Oyster Bar, at Grand Central Station.