Katz’s “30 days vs. 36 hours”
This is how Katz’s Delicatessen says about their famous Corned Beef, “Our corned beef and pastrami is cured using a slower method, which best flavors the meat, without injecting chemicals, water, or other additives to speed the process. Our finished product can take up to a full 30 days, while commercially prepared corned beef is often pressure-injected (or “pumped”) to cure in 36 hours. Yep, you read that right. 30 days vs. 36 hours.”
We tried to avoid lunch hour rush, got there at around 2:30 pm,, and still have to wait in line outside of the restaurant. Then we moved closer to watch how they cut and serve their famous corn beef.
A sandwich like this is about $22 and plus drinks and dessert. The best corn beef sandwiches I have ever had. I could handle only half of the serving. Delicious!!!
As each customer enters Katz’s, a door attendant hands them a printed, numbered ticket. As they receive their food from various stations/areas throughout the deli (separate for sandwiches, hot dogs, bottled drinks, fountain drinks, etc.)
It was after 3:00 pm, the restaurant was still packed. Finding a place to sit down and eat takes some patience.