Katz's Delicatessen (New York - Lower East Side)

205 E. Houston St, New York

Katz's is known for serving the best pastrami sandwich in the East Coast, so we had to visit! It's also famous for being the site of Meg Ryan's famous "I'll have what she's having" fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally.
So this is the process everyone goes through...Get your ticket upon entering, line up at the counter to an available meat cutter, try a juice slice that he gives you to sample, order a pastrami sandwich on rye, give the meat cutter your ticket so he can mark it off, tip your meat cutter, then choose your seat. Pay by credit card near the salamis or cash by the door. (Our meat cutter graciously offered to take a picture of us...All the memorabilia and picture frames in the background are of celebs, politicians, past prez who came to dine here)

Our succulent pastrami sandwich on sliced rye bread with 2 kinds of pickles..The sliced pickle was quite milder than the other, but a nice refreshing touch. I like the classic salty pickle.The pastrami slices were thick, smoky, and so tender. We ordered one sandwich and split it...It was quite filling and delicious! (Cost: $18 for sandwich and Katz's lemonade).

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