Having been raised in the northeast and enjoying the pleasures of ethnic delis there are a few foods that I have truly missed while living in Houston, TX since 1996. It is not that you cannot find good bread in Houston or a well made sandwich, but it is difficult. In addition to this, the sheer size of Houston can make the trek to a specific restaurant a multi-hour event. For those that were raised in the northeast and are living in Houston, Katz’s Deli is the answer to any and all cravings that you may have for authentic kosher style deli food offerings (no pork products are on the menu). The menu reads like a who’s who of food offerings in which I was raised; Reuben sandwich, chicken liver pate, smoked salmon and stuffed cabbage. The menu is extensive and provides an option for even the most finicky diner. Personally, I always order the Reuben sandwich for there is no other comparison in this world. The portions are beyond generous and if I am at Katz’s with others, I will convince someone to split the Reuben with me and share the chicken liver pate as a starter. Did I mention that they also serve Shiner Bock on draft.