New York City’s iconic Katz’s Delicatessen will make an appearance in Boston come September, temporarily joining forces with local sandwich purveyor Mike & Patty’s. As part of a nationwide tour and partnership with Uber Eats, Katz’s Deli will bring its acclaimed pastrami to the Boston area from September 6 through 8. The sandwich will be available for delivery alongside Mike & Patty’s Fancy breakfast sandwich for $21.
The grand pastrami tour also covers Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; in each location, Katz’s is partnering with local restaurants that also contribute food items to the delivery boxes.
Katz’s has a 130-plus-year legacy of serving New Yorkers, but it is known widely beyond the city’s confines thanks to its status as a pop culture icon, seen in film (in When Harry Met Sally, for example) and art.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with perhaps the most famous sandwich shop in the world,” Mike & Patty’s owner Mike Gurevich told Eater via email. “We actually just visited the original shop for the first time last month and really got an understanding of why Katz is such an institution.”
This is not the first time Katz’s famous pastrami has made its way north: The NYC institution previously ran a “pass the pastrami” promotion where chefs around the country created their own dishes using Katz’s pastrami. Locally, Jamie Bissonnette made one such dish at Cambridge’s Little Donkey. The deli also ships pastrami, other products, and merch around the United States and Canada.
Back in 2017, there were brief rumors of potential Boston expansion for Katz’s, but owner Jake Dell told Eater at the time that talks of expansion were “premature.” He does love the city, though — and went to school here — so keep holding out hope, and in the meantime, get ready to place an order with Uber Eats on September 6 through 8.
• Mike & Patty’s Coverage on Eater [EBOS]
• Katz’s Delicatessen Coverage on Eater [ENY]