Sex And The City Deli

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Who knew that the delicatessen was actually a man cave, one filled to overflowing with potent symbols of male virility?

Author of new history of the N.Y. deli suggests a meaty symbolism lurks within places like Katz’s. Wikimedia Commons

Bagel Rivals Agree To Agree

Most bagels everywhere stink, deli mavens say.
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Squishy, flavorless and uninspired.

Deli devotees and their gurus, gathered at The Brooklyn Kitchen to talk bagels. Lauren Rothman

'Schmaltzy' In Austin

At a quirky Texas food truck, the only meat is in the name.

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Tucked behind a bookstore on the grungier east side of Austin, Texas is the only Jewish-style food truck in a city known for its robust street food scene. Named "Schmaltz," which means both chicken fat and overly sentimental, the trailer paradoxically offers vegetarian food, such as falafel, kombucha and a vegan Reuben.

All the menu items are named after Jewish writers and artists. Amy Kritzer

Soda For The Old At Heart

Why are people hating on this food blogger's Cel-Ray habit?
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I don't know where it started. Perhaps it was with my dad years ago, but whenever I go to a traditional deli I always order a can of Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray. It's a sweet, celery-flavored soda that pairs surprisingly well with meat. I compare it to a sweet version of ginger ale.

Keeping it old-school with Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray. Photo courtesy Dani Klein

Jake Dell Of Katz's Delicatessen

In celebration of Katz’s Delicatessen's 125th anniversary, JW Food & Wine talked all things deli with Katz's fifth-generation owner.
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The Lower East Side is an ever-changing neighborhood; demographics constantly shifting, storefronts coming and going, and tenement houses morphing into high rise condos. Despite all this change and refashioning, one thing has remained a neighborhood staple: Katz’s Delicatessen, which is currently celebrating it’s 125th anniversary. I had the opportunity to schmooze all things deli with fifth-generation owner, Jake Dell.

Jake Dell, Katz's 5th-generation owner. Rachel Goldrich
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