After more than a century on the Lower East Side, is Katz’s 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
Lunch at DGS in DC.
One Jewish-deli expansion we can confirm is DGS’s.
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
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.
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.”
Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.