My Favorite Pastrami Sandwiches -- KENNY & ZIGGY'S - Houston, TX

Pastrami on Rye

Pastrami on Rye

After seeing the movie, Deli Man, I quickly scheduled a business trip to Houston to experience for myself what appeared to be a remarkable deli. My flight departed Los Angeles at 6:00AM and arrived in Houston 11:16 AM. I grabbed my carry-on luggage from the overhead compartment, headed for the airport exit and summoned an Uber car.  We arrived at Kenny & Ziggy's shortly after noon.  The hostess seated me at my table, and as I looked around the restaurant, I spotted the owner, Ziggy Gruber, seated at a table and engaged in conversation with customers   After ordering my pastrami sandwich, I let my server know that I wanted to speak with Ziggy.    I was about halfway through my sandwich when Ziggy came over, introduced himself, and took a seat across from me. I told him about my love for pastrami and that I hoped to feature his deli in an upcoming blog post.  He responded with hospitality that rivaled that of my grandmother.  First, he took me behind the deli counter to get a close up look at the pastrami still in the steamers.  He also insisted that I sample the chopped liver (which was to die for) and the rugalach.  

My experience was so good that I returned four more times on this trip.  One evening I ordered the stuffed cabbage with sides of kishka and noodle kugel.  All were excellent.  The next evening, I ordered a pastrami sandwich. While I was waiting for it to arrive, Ziggy sent over a plate full of delicious gribines.  I thought that my dinner was complete as I took the last bite of my sandwich, but Ziggy - in the tradition of my grandmother - insisted that I have some blintzes.   Again - all were excellent. 

Kenny & Ziggy's combines well prepared deli food with outstanding service and Ziggy's personality to create an outstanding deli experience.  I look forward to my next visit.  Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen Restaurant is located at 2327 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX - (713) 871-8883 - kennyandziggys.com

Chopped Liver   

Chopped Liver

 

Blintzes

Blintzes

Ziggy Gruber welcoming me to his deli.

Ziggy Gruber welcoming me to his deli.

Carolina Silva was my server.

Carolina Silva was my server.