Katz’s Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen

Katz’s Delicatessen Since 1888


Cuisine: Delis, Sandwiches

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Occasion: Good for lunch, late night snack

Famous Dishes: Pastrami Sandwich, Brisket Sandwich, Matzo ball soup

History From Restaurant: In 1888, a small deli by the name of Iceland Brothers was established on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side by the Iceland brothers. Upon the arrival of Willy Katz in 1903, the name of the store was officially changed to “Iceland & Katz”. Willy’s cousin Benny joined him in 1910, buying out the Iceland brothers to officially form Katz’s Delicatessen. Their landsman Harry Tarowsky bought into the partnership in April 1917. Katz’s Deli was moved across the street, to its present location, during the construction of the subway system. The vacant lot on Houston Street (pronounced “House-ton” after a Dutch emigrant of the same name) was home to barrels of meat and pickles until the present storefront facade was added between 1946-49.

Katz’s Delicatessen  205 East Houston St., New York, NY 10002  (212) 254-2246


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Russ & Daughters Cafe

Russ & Daughters Cafe

All Day Breakfast at ”Russ & Daughters Cafe”


After 100 years in business, NY icon ”Russ & Daughters” has begat this around-the-corner cafe, which slings classic Jewish comfort staples.You MUST order gaspe nova smoked salmon!!!!!!



Russ & Daughters Cafe    127 Orchard St, ( B/T Rivington St & Delancy St ) New York City, NY 10002 (212) 475-4881

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The Classic gaspe nova smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers $16 ♥♥♥

Darjeeling Tea


Ed’s Lobster Bar

www.lobsterbarnyc.com   Two locations 222 Lafeyette St, NYC & 25 Clinton St, NYC

Hello is it summer in the city (^_^) in February? This place brings the feel of New England / Long Island fish shack right to Soho. It’s the middle of winter and I’m imagining wearing a summer sundress & flip flops with the bright light, white walls & marble counter and open raw bar kitchen. Though the place is small with a dining room in back, the best location is the counter so make sure to grab a good seat. Order a chilled Sauvignon Blanc and watch the guy crack open the lobsters and oysters. This place is famous for its lobster roll ($27 market price) & raw bar but I didn’t order any of that as I want to try something new.   I started with the crab & artichoke dip (great but Freeman’s artichoke dip places the bar high) and enjoyed their tuna tartar with sea salted zucchini tempura.  The skate, the fresh fish of the day, was a great choice simply seasoned and seared in olive oil & butter.  P.S. Who’s Ed? Owner/chef Ed McFarland worked at Pearl Oyster Bar, which I adore for 6 years before opening his own place. Make sense!!

ps  Ed’s Lobster bar now has 3 location in city of New York. I can’t wait to patrol neweast Lower East Side location.

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 Tuna Tartar $13 & Little Neck Clams 1/2 doz 7.00 ♥♥♥♥


Pan Seared Skate with baby potato and spinich $17 ♥♥♥♥


Crab And Artichoke Dip  $10 ♥♥♥1/2    


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Souvlaki GR

www.souvlakigr.com    116 Stanton St ( Btw Ludlow St & Essex St ) 

Full Patrolling Report Coming Soon……………Souvlaki GR was originally a popular food truck business before it opened in this spot. It is the perfect snack spot!! Sooo cheap & good!!!! Snack & lunch YES!!! For dinner not so… only one kind of white & red wine!!!! Classy…LOL”

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Chicken and Pork Souvlaki Stick $2 each♥♥♥1/2


Greek Burger ground beef and spices charcoal grilled & served inside a pita with feta, tomato, red onion and our tzatziki sauce $5.5 ♥♥♥1/2

Chicken Or Pork Pita Souvlaki charcoal grilled meat inside a warm pita with fresh tomato, slice of red onion, french fries (inside) and tzatziki sauce $4.5

Veggie Pita Souvlaki chopped cucumber, red onion, fresh tomato & kalamata olives, drizzled with tzatziki and wrapped in a warm pita $4


Hand-Cut Fries sprinkled with oregano, salt & pepper $4 ♥♥♥ 


Horiatiki (Greek) chopped cucumber, red onion, tomato, kalamata olives, feta, oregano, & lemon olive oil dressing $7   ♥♥1/2

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Sauce – 78 Rivington St New York, NY 10002

Full Report Coming Soon…….. Frank Prisinzano, the owner of an East Village Italian Empire that includes Frank, Lil’ Frankies, and Supper, has made Sauce his newest downtown Lower East Side restaurant. The house-made Burrata with tomatoes was expensive yet very very big and good!!!!!! 

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An Choi

Hipster Vietnamese ”An Choi” L.E.S



Pho Bo – Beef Noodle Soup a hearty beef broth infused with cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and star anise. served with thin rice noodles & select cuts of beef.$10 ♥♥♥

An Choi is not typical Vietnamese restaurant that you see in Chinatown. Foods are quite simila, price is little more expensive but main difference is decor and atmosphere. This place is morehipster Vietnamese.  I go to more regular Vietnamese restaurant like Nam Son and Thai Son, Pho Grand a lot more than here. Also another cute Vietnamese spot is Saigon Shack on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village.

www.anchoinyc.com      85 Orchard St, New York 10002 

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Cha Gio – Traditional Crispy Spring Roll pork & shrimp $6.5 ♥♥♥


Banh Mi Dac Biet – The Original Banh Mi with 5 spiced ham, pork salami, headcheese, house pate $8.5 ♥♥


Goi Cuon Ba Mon – Salad Roll Sampler select any three rolls $9.25 ♥♥♥

Vegetarian Or Chay tofu & mushroom

Traditional pork & shrimp

Ga Xa lemongrass chicken