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Midwestern deli heresy

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.


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Two great tastes that taste great together

Why yes, this is a pastrami sandwich with two potato pancakes in place of the bread. Courtesy of Kaufman’s Bagel and Delicatessen in Skokie, IL.

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