Nick A. Zukin--the Zuke in Kenny & Zuke's--writes in to tell the transom about tomorrow's pastrami-riffic event. David Sax, Canadian, writer, blogger, and author of Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen, will be spending an hour or two at the downtown deli, right next door to the Ace Hotel, tomorrow evening, starting at six. As Zukin reminds, "David spotlighted Kenny & Zuke's in Gourmet Magazine as one of two shops that represent the future of delicatessen. He also named Kenny & Zuke's as one of the top 10 delicatessens in North America." (That was, just FYI, in Maxim, under the headline Stupid Fun.) Resident New Yorkers have been curious about Kenny & Zuke's seemingly endless appeal in the face of the slightly fussy deli case and all-around not-yelling-at-you-ness of the staff, but word is that the bagels--from a recipe developed by part-owner and Oregonian writer Michael C. Zusman--are good, and the pastrami verging on Katz's-worthy.
What: David Sax Pastrami-Ganza
Where: Kenny & Zuke's, 1038 SW Stark St
When: February 2nd, 6pm
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503.222.3354