Deli Man, a Documentary About the Owners That Keep Jewish Delis Alive

Filmmaker and director Erik Greenberg Anjou toured the country talking with owners of Jewish Delis from coast to coast.

Jewish culture reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. As that culture continues to shift and adapt alongside mainstream America, delicatessen food – as its name suggests – remains a beloved communal delicacy. In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in the U.S. His story – augmented by the stories of iconic delis such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage – embodies a tradition indelibly linked to its savory, nostalgic foods.

Obviously, you can't have a story about Jewish Delis and not include the local classics such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Carnegie and Stage. Catch them and more in the hour and a half documentary.

Deli Man is available to rent or buy on iTunes.

h/t Thirteen

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