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Jewish delis used to be a New York staple. In the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for a group of Jewish immigrants longing for a sense of place, delis offered the Eastern European foods of their home countries (which they often would not have been able to afford in their home countries). Over heart-attack-inducing juicy Reuben sandwiches, stuffed to the brim with corned beef, generously drizzled with Russian dressing, these Jews would argue about God, politics and what was going on in their home countries.
From your Tweets, emails and comments, we knew how much Forward readers loved deli. But your passionate responses to two recent roundups — one on the delis we lost in 2017; the other on delis in unexpected places — overwhelmed us. With such ardent fans, we think Jewish deli, once very clearly on the decline, has a very bright future, whether serving up classic tastes or nouveau twists.
The Gray Lady visited Livingston, New Jersey last week to take the temperature of a town that’s worrying itself sick about the impact of the Republican tax bill on its home prices and broader economy.
“It’s not Katz’s; you can’t recreate it — and I’m not going to try.” That’s Jake Dell, the owner of Katz’s, the deli icon that’s been slicing pastrami on the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1888. But Dell is standing near a glowing red and white sign that, in the deli’s signature font, spells Katz’s — and this is Brooklyn; not the Lower East Side.