Katz’s Delicatessen is not only a pastrami institution, it’s part of New York history. If you visit New York, you must go there the same as you must eat a buttery croissant when in Paris or spicy currywurst when in Berlin. The question is, is it worth a return? Yesterday it was my first time in Katz’s and I must say I was disappointed. I ordered the famous pastrami sandwich with some pickles on the side. First, it is extremely impractical to eat, so you end up eating the pastrami slices with fingers. Second, the bread becomes soggy very quickly (and who likes soggy bread?). Finally, I think Katz’s pastrami is only good when it’s warm, as when it gets cold, it becomes tasteless. I know many people looove Katz’s Delicatessen, but for me, this Lower East Side “institution” is not worth a return.