WASHINGTON — Katz Deli, the 129-year-old pastrami palace on New York’s Lower East Side, is looking to expand, and D.C. might be on the list, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Journal, in a May 10 story about Katz’ expansion of shipping to international markets, quotes owner Jake Dell as saying he hasn’t ruled out opening additional retail locations, with D.C., Philadelphia and Boston listed as cities he is considering.
Katz is opening its first outpost in Brooklyn, as part of the DeKalb Market Hall, a food hall set to open this summer.
Katz already delivers its pastrami, corned beef, matzo ball soup, latkes and just about everything else on its menu throughout the United States.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the company will launch its worldwide shipping service in the coming months.
Outside of New York deli aficionados — both locals and tourists — Katz is also known as the spot where a famous scene between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in the movie “When Harry Met Sally” was filmed.
The table where the scene took place is even marked with a placard overhead.