I’ll have what she’s having

June 12th, 2003 · 15 Comments

Pastrami at Katz's Deli
Pastrami at Katz’s Deli, Lower East Side, Manhattan

I had my first pastrami sandwich tonight… at Katz’s Deli, of course.. they’re world famous for their pastrami. My thoughts? The first 6 bites are really delicious and after that it gets to be a little too much. I’m lucky that I split a sandwich with Masako… I’d never be able to finish! We also all shared a sweet potato knish that was really good.. and .. uh.. sweet. Almost like a dessert. Katz’s has this strange ticketing system where you get a ticket when you enter the restaurant and when you leave you pay. I heard that if you lose your ticket you have to pay them $50 because they would never know what/if you ordered. After I ordered my sandwich the sandwich maker was writing my charge on my ticket and as he wrote it he said “I should write my phone number on here!”. I was like “yeh.. um… NO!”

The title of this post is in reference to the classic scene in When Harry Met Sally where Meg Ryan “faked-it” at Katz’s Deli.

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