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.