3 places where time stands still in New York
1) Katz's Delicatessen
New York without Katz’s would not be New York. Stick to the classics: the overstuffed corned beef or pastrami sandwiches on rye. While you’re there, check out the original World War II sign: ‘Send a salami to your boy in the army’ and that iconic table where Harry met Sally.
2) John's of 12th Street
No-frills East Village classic. The place advertises itself as old-school and rightly so. The red sauce that comes with the pasta is the real deal, reminding you either of grandma or of a summer in Italy long ago. Try the chicken Parmigiana. Update: vegan dishes also grace the menu. Cash only.
3) Zum Stammtisch
This is of course a German restaurant, where main courses are massive, pork Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and all kinds of Wurst. The Tyrolean-style place was founded in 1972 by German immigrant John Lehner and is now run by his sons Hansund Werner. Zum Stammtisch translates to ‘at the table for regulars’.
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