Another new adventure for Gertie and Morris…
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week’s photo is:
So It’s Not Katz’s Deli?
So it’s not Katz’s, Gertie.
Morris, you promised Katz’s.
No, I said, maybe it’s like Katz’s.
Morris, how could a Red Mountain Deli pastrami be anything like Katz’s.
Gertie, we won’t know until we try.
I doubt they’d even know what pastrami is. Much less rye.
Think Thoreau, Gertie.
What does that mean?
Thoreau once wrote It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Morris, you’re meshugah.
Before Katz’s you suggested a new Mexican restaurant, instead we wind up in New Mexico.
Oy, Gertie, you never listen.
Listen, shmisten, take me back to Miami.
I bet this deli doesn’t have pickled tomatoes either…or seltzer. Ah Katz’s home of delight on rye. Nowhere is like Katz’s. To think Mexican could ever compare is sheer mishegass. Great to see you here.
Haven’t had time to post on FF since I’ve been in search of the perfect pastrami sandwich… aaahh, pickled tomatoes.
How about a chocolate egg cream instead of that plain seltzer?
And maybe a few blintzes on the side.
Hey! Hey! Long time no see!
What? How can you tell if you don’t try (said with heaviest of heavy Florida Jewish accents)
This was fun, Randy.
As I wrote to Rochelle: Haven’t had time to post on FF since I’ve been in search of the perfect pastrami sandwich.
Try, try, try… You know what they say, three tries and you’re out.
Getrie always said, Morris should have been out a long time go.
Thanks for stopping by – as always.
Ha ha! I feel ya Randy! Priorities.
When they put mayonnaise on pastrami, they’ve gone too far. Good Israeli restaurant in Taos.
What if they took it further than that and put it on white bread with American “cheese.” That’s grounds for hanging.
Yes white bread is already a culinary felony. We always thought that outside of New York that people just didn’t know how to eat.
Ve don’t do hangings, ve do brises, though.
But ve do ask sometimes, how dey hangin’?
Feloney, shmelony….white bread is just the goyishe version of a plain challah.
And now I’m on deh road to the Taos Israeli restaurant.
Oy, on deh road again, I just can’t vait to get on deh road again…
Oy veh! On the road with Willie Nelson and a challah!
BIG SMILE for that comment!!!!!
These two characters have clearly been together for a very long time. I loved their band-and-forth. Totally believable.
They’ve been together, I think, too long.
Stay out of Northern California folks, they have never heard of good crusty rye bread, and yes, they will put mayo on your pastrami if you don’t tell them not to!! While in South Florida look up a Too Jays Gourmet Deli location near you.. You will not be disappointed! Excellent write.
Thanks for the compliment. And yes, I’ve eaten in TooJays. I like the latkes, blintzes, chicken soup, chopped liver, and ruggulah. Do you think the Red Mountain Deli serves any of that?
Used to love Pumpernick’s and the Rascal House – although you’d have to mortgage your house for the price of a pastrami sandwich.
Good to see you. Where do you go to when you’re not putting in an appearance here?
when I’m not here, I’m in search of the perfect pastrami sandwich, obviously.
There’s a Katz’s in Miami too.? Is it a chain? I know they have a really famous one in Manhattan. Having always been such a sucker for a good pun, I’m quite smitten with the confusion between new Mexican and New Mexico
Naw, there is no Katz’s in Miami that I know of. Didn’t know that there was one even in New York.
However, there is a Katz’s deli in McCaysville, Georgia. Pretty darn good too. But pretty darn expensive, also.
The only Katz I remember is the one on Glenstone in Springfield many, many years ago.
Was that the Katz family? Or a Katz deli? Or the Katz as Katz can? Speaking of which, I just had a katzscan. Gertie says I really need one.
Morris (aka randy)
I’m sure that when people come from the big city to my little home town they’re similarly dismayed at the lack of choice 🙂
I see from other comments that “Katz” is real – some sort of big American chain of cafes?
Naw, just a Jewish name and many Jewish Deli’s are name after their Jewish proprietors.
For example TooJays, Pumnperkick’s and Rascal. Just kidding.
(better examples are: Liebman’s, Loeser’s, Fine & Schapiro, Frankel’s – all in NYC)
Ha ha – that was such fun to read!
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I like fun.
Glad you had some.
Such a clever story!
Clever is as clever writes…
or something to that effect.
i guess they have been together for so long that they can tolerate each other’s idiosyncrasies. really awesome. 🙂
Awesome that they can tolerate each other’s idiosyncrasies – or awesome writing? LOL 🙂
I’ll just assume it’s both.
Love these characters, Randy! The only Jewish deli on Staten Island closed. Very sad.
Manhattan is not ferry far – excuse the pun. 😉
Nice to hear from you!
Pun excused. Even the ones I knew in Brooklyn are not there anymore.