We went there Tuesday afternoon!
Oooooooooooooooooooooooh yeah, Baby.
The classic Katz's meal: Pastrami on rye with mustard, Dr. Brown's soda (celery is surprisingly good), and pickles-- store cured both fresh and old.
Ben totally belongs here.
This place gets so much traffic that a policeman gives out tickets to each customer. They take the ticket to the long deli counter (sectioned by food type) order, and the deli counter guy writes on the ticket what it was worth. After the meal you take the tickets to the cash register and pay. EVERY person gets a ticket, and EVERY ticket gets turned back in to the original policeman to make sure they all paid.
How organized is that?!SO impressed.
So worth giving up vegetarianism for the afternoon!