Gave colloquium at Michigan yesterday and stopped at Zingerman’s at the way out of town to pick up some supplies I can’t get in Madison: belly lox, pastrami, and tongue.
Zingerman’s is, of course, nationally famous as a deli outpost in the vast pastramiless reach of the Upper Midwest. (Is there even a deli in Chicago that’s as famous?) And the food there is indeed pretty great. But here’s my Midwestern deli heresy: I think the meat at non-nationally-famous Katzinger’s, in Columbus, Ohio, is better.