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Safely, soundly, yet somewhat delayed I finally managed to make it to good old New York City. After a good nights sleep I was up and ready to take the bull by the horns or in my case by the balls down in the Financial District.

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With my exceptionally handsome tour guide and number 1 fan Paul, I took a magical boat ride to the most exotic of islands – Staten Island to go and see good Old Lady Liberty. The camera must add a few hundred pounds because shes much more svelt in real life.

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And despite the grey and muggy, rather British weather, we took a walk across the Brooklyn bridge, well almost half, but since we walked back i’m figuring it equals a whole walk.

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After all that walking around I was absolutely famished, and in desperate need of sustenance. Then out of nowhere in the dark dusky sky came Katz’s Deli shining out like a beacon of hope.

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The deli famed for it’s enormous sandwiches and When Harry Met Sally orgasm scene was just what I had been longing for. I was recommended to get the corned beef or the pastrami. I went for the Pastrami on rye ($19,75) . Yeah it’s pricey at near on 20,000 but there was so much meat on there I could barely fit it in my gob and my mouth is pretty big. This puppy is a meat lovers heaven, the juicy chunky slices of beef were orgasmic. If only we could get meat like this in Seoul.

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On the side came the best pickles ever, dill pickles, sour pickles, and pickled green tomatoes. I have to confess until now I’ve never really got the deal with pickles and how everyone and their dog complains about the sweet ones in Korea. But now I get it, these were amazing, as was the mustard, I was gobbling up the pickles with the mustard long after the sandwich was gone. It was a match made in heaven.

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My wonderful travel companion Paul turned vegan last year, so could sadly not partake in the meaty delights, so he got himself the Potato Latkes with apple sauce ($4.75). These were super tasty and I’ll be going back before I leave for damn sure.

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And to drink I had to try the New York Egg Cream ($3,75), which strangely enough has neither eggs nor cream. It’s a mix of soda, milk, and chocolate syrup. A very odd concoction to say the least but it certainly grows on you as the time passes.

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What a way to start the trip, and there will be more foodie delights coming tomorrow, I’m only just getting started!

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4 Comments on NYC – Day 1 – Katz’s Deli

  1. Hey kiddo,

    Glad you made it to Katz’s. One small thing…. The picture of the dish Paul had aren’t potato knishes, they’re potato latkes (pancakes), a traditional Jewish food eaten at Chanukah. A potato knish is a giant dumpling stuffed with potato then baked (although the meat knishes are better, IMHO). L’chaim.

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