Carnegie Delicatessen closing

tay
#1
It's one of the most famous delis in the U.S., if not the world; its food has been called "nearly orgasmic" — but now comes word that New York's famed Carnegie Delicatessen will be closing its doors at the end of 2016.

The deli first opened in 1937 — meaning that it will close just shy of its 80th anniversary. The deli's current owner says she wants to retire from running the restaurant.

The news also means that Carnegie's fans now have three months to get a final taste of the deli's trademark pastrami and corned beef sandwiches — a combination of which, stacked high on rye, is known as "the Woody Allen."

Carnegie's legacy, its owners say, will now live on through a family-owned meat processing facility and commercial bakery in New Jersey, along with a scattering of licensed locations around the U.S.

Of course, there are other beloved delis in New York — including Katz's, which opened in 1888. If you're in the mood to see more pastrami, member station WNYC has you covered, thanks to a short video about the deli from 2014.

Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant : The Two-Way : NPR (external - login to view)


wwwyoutubecomwatchv57hmKJNS6Gw

 
Ludlow
#2
Lotta money in samiches
 
Curious Cdn
#3
... the best one in this country ... The Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen

a.k.a Shwartz's

Schwartz's - Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen - A Montreal Tradition Since 1928 (external - login to view)

... no cheeseburgers where they keep kosher.
 
Ludlow
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

... the best one in this country ... The Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen

a.k.a Shwartz's

Schwartz's - Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen - A Montreal Tradition Since 1928 (external - login to view)

It's Canadian can't be that great.
 
Curious Cdn
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

It's Canadian can't be that great.

Please. American ignorance is already legendary all around the planet. Do yourself a favour ...
 
Ludlow
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Please. American ignorance is already legendary all around the planet. Do yourself a favour ...

Yet, you rest in mediocrity like most every other whiner. Have a bacon sammich you'll feel a sense of pride loser.
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Yet, you rest in mediocrity like most every other whiner. Have a bacon sammich you'll feel a sense of pride loser.

What are you prattling on about, now?

Isn't there a mass shooting or something going on nearby you today to keep you amused?
 
Ludlow
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

What are you prattling on about, now?

Isn't there a mass shooting or something going on nearby you today to keep you amused?

Hang in there. You queen will make another visit some day and if you are fortunate to stand close as she passes by maybe you can sniff her azz.

Choir boy
 
Curious Cdn
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Hang in there. You queen will make another visit some day and if you are fortunate to stand close as she passes by maybe you can sniff her azz.

Choir boy

Okie poetry!

It's the Ripple Wine talking, ain't it?
 
Ludlow
+1
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Okie poetry!

It's the Ripple Wine talking, ain't it?

Maybe you and Eaglecrack will favor us with a girly man slap boxing match'
 
Curious Cdn
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Maybe you and Eaglecrack will favor us with a girly man slap boxing match'

... a p1ssed, Yankee troll ... what a sight!
 
Ludlow
#12
You need to be thankful you have a deterrant to the south of you pusscake
 
tay
#13
The walls of the Carnegie Deli are still lined with photos of Broadway stars. But most of them are forgotten now. And most of the patrons don't bat an eye at the Christmas music being piped into the dining room. They're mainly tourists, hungry for a nostalgic New York experience.

"I'm sorry to see it go," says John Sinnott, who was dining with his wife and two children. The family lives in the Hudson Valley and visits New York City every year during the holiday season. Sinnott says it's an annual family tradition to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and stop at the Carnegie Deli for lunch.

"It's another part of New York that's gone forever," he says. "You have to move forward. But some things you don't want to leave behind."

The Carnegie Deli has been struggling lately. It closed for 10 months (external - login to view) after workers reported a gas leak. A court ordered the restaurant to pay its employees more than $2 million in back wages.

Marian Harper went through a nasty divorce from her husband, who allegedly stole the deli's prize pastrami and cheesecake recipes, and shared them with his mistress. But Harper says none of that is responsible for the closing of the deli's Manhattan outlet at the end of the month.

"I'm at that certain age where I want to enjoy my life, and I want to do certain things," says Harper. "And all good things must come to an end."

The Carnegie Deli will still have outposts in Las Vegas and Bethlehem, Pa. But if you're looking for that table full of comedians in the back, you'll have to watch Broadway Danny Rose.

After 8 Decades And Countless Pastrami Sandwiches, New York's Carnegie Deli Folds : The Salt : NPR (external - login to view)


 
Ludlow
#14
All that hubub over a fawkin place that makes sammiches..
 
Curious Cdn
#15
We had a place just like that in Montreal called "Ben's" .

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bens...%26_Restaurant (external - login to view)
 
bill barilko
#16
No one cares.
 
Curious Cdn
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

No one cares.

...so why do you bother?
 
bill barilko
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

...so why do you bother?

Old white people's food-look @ that lineup most of them have a one foot in the grave already just like you.
 

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