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Katz: The Place of Dream Sandwiches
Katz is one of those places you just have to try before you leave this world. An experience a foodie will appreciate more than Disneyland, a sandwich that will put a smile on your face. Oh man, Katz it is.
Last time I had the famous Pastrami and the Brisket, both of which I adored, especially the pastrami that's was so juicy compared to the brisket, which needed more mustard. I had to try the other possibilities from the menu and went for the Rubens and corned beef.
Entering Katz, you feel the same amazement, as if it were your first time. A huge place, well lit for better photos, hundreds and hundreds of pictures decorate the walls and a thousand people eating like crazy. Katz might be a place visited more often than the Statue of Liberty.
We waited in line and started tasting those slices of meat. More than 20 chefs cut like a machine preparing a sandwich every minute. Perfectly sharpened knives and wooden boards... Tak, tak, tak... The sounds open your appetite.
As the sandwich approached my mouth it was as if all my senses were awakened! Oh my God!
Oh my God! A gigantic sandwich filled with a dozen layers of finely sliced pastrami. Juicy meat with black borders, a fatty meat embraced by a moist bread spread with mustard, a fine one. A sandwich of dreams if I may say.
The Rubens is made of corned beef, Russian sauce, cheese and cabbage. A light sweet sauce and a meat that's chewy, with a gelatin effect. Not my kind of meat, especially when you eat the breathtaking pastrami before it.
Corned beef isn't my favorite. The finest Sandwich on earth and another very average one with a meat that has an unpleasant consistency.
Pastrami nothing else, stick to the pastrami, a memorable sandwich every visitor should try.