Katz's Delicatessen

Blondie And Brownie

The blogging duo behind "Blondie and Brownie" are all about laughing and noshing on New York's streets.

06/25/2013
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Brownie and Blondie is the witty, candid, and sometimes sassy New York-focused food blog by Siobhan Wallace (Blondie) Alexandra Penfold (Brownie). In April the duo released their first book, New York á la Cart, showcasing  the best street food in New York along with original recipes and remarkable stories from food cart chefs. “It opens the door for people who are intrigued by street food and are still a little squeamish and don’t know where to begin or what trucks or carts to visit,” Wallace said. Penfold added that the book goes beyond the food and touches on the history of New York “and how street food has been part of the culinary landscape for decades. I think people will really enjoy reading the stories about the vendors, which is really what we wanted to put front and center. They work so hard and make such good food and have such incredibly inspiring stories,” Penfold said. Now it’s time to reverse roles and share the food stories behind Blondie and Brownie.

Siobhan Wallace and Alexandra Penfold are experts on New York City street food. Donny Tsang
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New York a la Cart

Happy 125th!

At birthday dinner, famous chefs put a new spin on Katz's classics.

06/03/2013
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It’s moments like last Friday night at Katz’s Delicatessen that validate my reasons for moving to New York.  

I’ve always been fascinated by American history and one of the things I appreciate most about New York, having moved here almost two years ago from the California Bay Area, is its age. When I came to Katz’s Shabbat dinner to celebrate its 125th anniversary, I couldn’t help but admire the deli’s ability to maintain its old-fashioned charm in the middle of this modern metropolis.

The deli’s enduring legacy comes from its ability to adapt to change while also maintaining its traditions. Each of the four courses at the Friday night feast reflected this balance of old and new.

Katz's strikes a balance between old and new. Richard Koek
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"Chicken-in-a-pot." Photo courtesy Richard Koek
Kung Pao Pastrami. Photo courtesy Richard Koek
Sarabeth's lemony cheesecakes. Photo courtesy Richard Koek

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.

05/29/2013
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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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Christopher Fernandez, part-time employee at Katz's Deli. Photo courtesy Rachel
Photo courtesy Rachel Goldrich
Photo courtesy Rachel Goldrich
Photo courtesy Katz's Delicatessen Archives
Photo courtesy Katz's Delicatessen Archives
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