Pastrami on Tie

Excuse me, Sir, there’s a knish on your tie. No, really.

Frantically searching for last-minute Father’s Day ideas? We’ve got it tied up. Inspired by the success of “Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli” author Ted Merwin is launching a line of men’s ties emblazoned with Katz’s Deli pastrami sandwiches, knishes and pickles.


“I got the idea from hearing repeatedly that my book makes the ideal gift for Jewish fathers and grandfathers who grew up going to delis,” Merwin said. “Since not everyone is going to read a book, maybe they’d wear a tie.”

Mixing milk and meat metaphors, Merwin added, “I’m trying to make the pastrami tie somewhat elegant rather than cheesy.” Order your “Pastrami on Tie” here.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward. Read more of his posts here.

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