Renowned Katz’s ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ New York deli turns 125

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Renowned Katz’s ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ New York deli turns 125


During its 125 years on New York’s Lower East Side, Katz’s Deli, has been host to politicians, presidents and one of the most memorable movie scenes ever. Few who have seen “When Harry Met Sally” will ever forget Meg Ryan’s very public fake orgasm that was filmed in the E Houston St kosher-style eatery. f you’re in NYC this weekend it’d be worth stopping by to share in the celebrations.
As they say on their website:

“Mind if we drop a few names?

When you’re sitting in front of the best pastrami sandwich in the world, you gotta concentrate on the food. We understand and respect that. But when you’re done noshin’, take a tour around the place and check out our photo gallery. It reads like a who’s who in culture, sports and entertainment—Barbra Streisand Kathleen Turner, Bruno Kirby, Bruce Willis, Dan Aykroyd. And let’s not forget our  political guests. Four U.S. presidents have enjoyed Katz’s hospitality, Vice President Al Gore brought the Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin to lunch, and most of the hotshots on New York’s political scene have eaten here.

Katz’s Deli is no stranger to the silver screen either. Remember that scene in When Harry Met Sally where Meg Ryan was, uh, faking it? Yeah, that was at Katz’s. (And we’re not so sure she was really acting. If you’ve had our brisket, you catch our drift.) Or how about when Johnny Depp meets up with his FBI contact in Donnie Brasco? Katz’s again.

You can check out a few snapshots here on the site, but to see the full collection, you gotta come in and eat.”

(212) 254-2246
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