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bonniebelle Jul 5, 2006 06:13 PM

Please, the age old question - - Carnegie's or Katz's. We've got family coming in and they want the "best"!

  1. guttergourmet Jul 5, 2006 08:06 PM

    Katz's. 2nd Avenue Deli RIP.

    1. enrevanche Jul 5, 2006 08:37 PM

      Katz's pastrami rules.

      See this possibly related thread (best Italian Hero sandwich in Manhattan) for more sandwichy goodness:


      1. megan Jul 5, 2006 09:36 PM

        Thirded on Katz's. Their pastrami is killer - my husband and I typically share one sandwich between the 2 of us! We pair it with a knish and some Dr Brown's soda and mmmmmmm. :)

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        1. re: megan
          megan Jul 6, 2006 03:15 PM

          I nearly forgot! If you eat at Katz's, tip the guy making your sandwich. He'll give you a nice slab of pastrami to nibble on while you wait for him to finish his work.

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          devil Jul 5, 2006 11:07 PM

          I think for pastrami or corned beef, Carnegie is better.

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            dherman76 Jul 5, 2006 11:11 PM

            I would certainly cast my vote for Katz's.

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              theannerska Jul 6, 2006 05:21 AM


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                irish Jul 6, 2006 06:11 PM

                I have never been to Carnegie but u.s.a.today rated it #1 in new york

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                1. re: irish
                  Blumie Jul 6, 2006 06:20 PM

                  Now there's a reliable source! Ok, Bonniebelle, you're going to have to decide whether to rely on the collective wisdom of the Hounds, or on the USA Today. Your choice.

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                  irish Jul 6, 2006 06:15 PM

                  Bonniebelle what do you think ever been to CARNEGIE????

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                  1. re: irish
                    Mickey Blue Jul 6, 2006 07:43 PM

                    You may wanna keep in mind, Katz is good, but they cut the meat really thick, almost "hunky". Its different then the typical "thin slice" method. But still worlds better then Carnegie in my humble opinion.....

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                    irish Jul 6, 2006 07:42 PM

                    Best steakhouses in nyc thanks

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