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Katz’s Deli May Come to Brooklyn and All the Dish

After more than a century on the Lower East Side, is contemplating adding a Brooklyn location?

“As I’ve said before to others, this is not confirmed,” owner Jake Dell told the Forward after reports last week about a move across the bridge. “We are considering.”

Real-estate bible The Commercial Observer reported that Katz’s had signed on as an anchor tenant of Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market Hall — a food hall set to open next year — but that turned out to be premature.

A second location would mean Katz’s first-ever brick-and-mortar expansion. The company runs a thriving online retail business.

More Jewish-Deli Expansion

Image by Courtesy of DGS/Facebook

Lunch at DGS in DC.

One Jewish-deli expansion we can confirm is DGS’s.

The Washington, DC eatery opens a long-awaited second outpost this week in Fairfax, Virginia’s appropriately named Mosaic district, Eater says.

The 80-seat space will “harken back more to that grand classic delicatessen,” co-owner Nick Wiseman told Washingtonian.

Matzo ball soup, chopped chicken liver and pastrami sandwiches will still have the spotlight, but dinner will get more of a focus.

The Mother of Buttercrunch Matzo Opens Café

In Montreal, Marcy Goldman opens Red Bird Café today with son Jonathan. Because it’s Quebec, the sign says Oiseau Rouge.

On the menu: Yummy-sounding baked goods like sweet-potato-spelt muffins, vegetarian selections like “Tofu Namaste” and Semitic specialties items like chachouka and beet hummus.

Goldman, a best-selling cookbook author, runs the popular BetterBaking website]( “”). She’s widely credited with inventing insanely addictive [buttercrunch matzo.

Say Hello to Harry & Ida

Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Company, a new “locally sourced/house-made” deli inspired by the owners’ great-grandparents, opens today in Manhattan’s East Village.

From the website: “The shop is selling freshly prepared hot sandwiches over the counter from smoked eel and bluefish salads to house made charcuterie, and of course, our award-winning ‘Pops’ Pastrami,’ inspired by our great-grandparents, Harry (aka ‘Pops’) and Ida, and their New York City delicatessen nearly a century ago.”

Julie and Will Horowitz, the siblings behind Harry & Ida’s, also own southern-flavored Ducks Eatery in the East Village, according to Eater.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.

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