Pastrami Porn: New School vs. Old School


Between visit to Mile End today and a Worlds Fare visit to Bens Best Kosher Deli in Rego Park, you have almost ten minutes of sweet pastrami-slicing action ahead of you. Mile End proprietor Noah Bernamoff clarifies his earlier rage at Katzs, and says his source of concern is the sorts of things they will have on their menu or refuse to take off their menu because theyre not good anymore like the chicken soup. I just feel like why would someone sell something that they know isnt good?

Meanwhile, third-generation Bens proprietor Jay Parker tells Worlds Fare that anybody whos still standing is very, very good at what they do, and he isnt changing his recipes anytime soon: I mean, would you take a piece from Chopin and change it? ... Could it be better? I dont know. Weve never tried. But the recipe calls for what it calls for and thats what we put in it.

Ben's Best: A Slice of Deli History [Edible Queens]
Noah Bernamoff on Katzs Deli []