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The 60,000-square foot DeKalb Market Hall purposely devoted a majority of its headquarters to up-and-coming, Brooklyn-born purveyors. Yet there’s no denying their marquee vendors’ entrenched, Lower East Side cred: that would be the 129-year-old Katz’s, which has peddled pastrami on the corner of E. Houston since 1888. But to hear owner Jake Dell tell it, the deli’s once-in-a-century expansion could only have happened in Brooklyn. And certainly, even the staunchest borough advocates wouldn’t dream of engaging...
If there is a food synonymous with New York and only New York (fine, other than “bagel”) I'm gonna say it's “pastrami.” And if there is a business synonymous with that, the only correct answer is Katz’s Delicatessen. But because Katz’s is all the way over on the far, far side of the Williamsburg Bridge, that kind of sucks for us in Brooklyn. Yes, we have some terrific Katz's alternatives, like David's Brisket House and the Mill...

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