On Thursday, March 19th, 2009, Volatile, H, Roomie, and I finally got a piece of Katz's Deli. It was amazing.
I got the Hot Pastrami on rye with mustard, two half-sour pickles, and a Dr. Brown's Root Beer. The half-sours were alright, but Katz's should have fresher pickles, considering that they're in the Lower East Side. The pastrami sandwich was very good. the pastrami was nice a moist, with just the right amount of fat content throughout the slices. The spicy mustard complemented the saltiness of the pastrami and the rye bread was nice a sturdy, with that great rye taste. All of this was washed down with a good old root beer.
Roomie got the Combo Turkey and Pastrami sandwich with mustard, and a half- and full-sour pickle. He commented similarly on the pickles, and also liked the sandwich very much. He didn't say much, but once again wolfed the food down.
H got the Chili Burger. H got two of them, in fact. He said that it was very, very good.
Volatile got some french fries because this guy walked by with a huge tray of freshly fried french fries. They were perfectly crisp and didn't get soggy for the duration of the meal.
Volatile also got the Potato Latkes. She said that they were pretty good and enjoyed them. They looked pretty well done for latkes.
Overall, this is a great place for sandwiches. The sandwiches here are definitely more manageable than those at Carnegie Deli and tastier.