Their pastrami is considered to be akin to a religious experience, and the 3rd generation owner gave an interview just chock full of profound wisdom.
- There’s only one way to eat a hot dog, with mustard and sauerkraut. None of that Chicago dog nonsense: no relish, no pickles, no salad garnish, no ketchup. Well, ketchup is okay—if you’re under six years old. Don’t hate me, Chicago. I was rooting for the Cubs, but you don’t know how to eat a goddamn hot dog. [Katz's hotdog is also considered to be sublime]
- Pastrami is meant to be eaten with mustard.
- Interact with the guys that cut the meat. [May apply in New York City only]
- When you say white bread, I think of Wonder Bread, which is … I don’t know what it is. But it should be illegal.
- If we’re calling a spade a spade, a reuben is not a real sandwich. No true Jewish deli would have had cheese [with meat], ever. So how could you make a reuben without cheese? The short answer is, you can’t. It’s a fictional sandwich.
- My goal is to make the world's second best latke; your first should be made by a family member.