Created By: Temple Beth El
A true New York institution, Katz's has been doling out its signature overstuffed pastrami and corned-beef sandwiches as well as hot dogs, egg-cream sodas, and kosher dill pickles since it opened its doors over 120 years ago, in 1888. Grab a ticket when you enter and make your way to the various counters to arrange your feast before taking a table amid the old-world posters and photos of celebrities, like Ben Stiller and Bill Clinton, who have dined here. If you ever saw the movie "When Harry Met Sally," you may recall Meg Ryan's famous fake orgasm scene, which was filmed here. Another famous footnote at Katz's is the restaurant's "send a salami to your boy in the army" campaign, which has been going since World War Two. These days, if you prefer to send a salami to a friend, they'll happily oblige. Just ask at the counter.
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This point of interest is part of the tour: 5th Grade Lower East Side Tour