Today was a busy day in our Restaurant Week activities, as we ended up going to three (yes, three!) different places. The first of these was to an old standby, Katzinger’s. Even though I’ve come here ever since I moved to Columbus the first time around in 1995, without realizing it, a year can go by and I’ll have not been there. Don’t get me wrong – my issues aren’t with their food. It’s just not something I can afford all the time. I used to think that Katzinger’s prices were sky high, until I went to the delis in New York City and got bent over a pickle barrel if you know what I mean (even in NY, $25 for a sandwich? I don’t think so). That put things into perspective for me, and ever since then, even though it is a rare treat, Katzinger’s has always been on my radar.
I’ve been meaning to go back ever since they started their Recession Specials – where you can get discounted corned beef sandwiches on Monday, and discounted turkey sandwiches on Tuesday. When this whole Restaurant Week thing came up, it was just the impetus I needed to head over. BTW, for those of you avoiding Katzinger’s because of parking, we had no problem finding on-street parking at 2pm, and a sign in their store says they now have a lot of their own on City Park. So just an FYI.
Ordering is easy – just step up to the counter and place your order, pay for it, and after a few minutes wait, they’ll let you know when your order is ready. Either sit and people watch, or wander around the store, and the time it takes to make your sandwiches will fly by.
So anyway, back to Restaurant Week. Their offering for this week is a Flight of Corned Beef for Two (with Turkey or Vegetarian variations as well), which essentially gives each person a half of three different kinds of corned beef sandwiches, a small potato salad, and a brownie for $15 total. I managed to discover during this journey that I really like hot mustard on a sandwich. Good to know.
And don’t forget to get some of those free pickles.
I have to say, I wasn’t as enamored with the dill pickles as I usually am. For some reason, they were super salty today, and almost too salty to eat. But the garlic ones were as delicious as usual.
My problem with Katzinger’s is that they have so many delicious samples laying out and about in their specialty shop that I leave spending much, much more than I want to. Today I left with a bottle of a really sweet balsamic vinegar, a bacon chocolate bar, and some goat milk’s butter, which I’m going to eat with the 8-grain bread that I bought.
It’s a good thing that I stayed far, far away from the cheese counter. If there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s cheese. And they have quite the selection.
While I was there, I saw that they have some upcoming events that I’d love to attend. Have any of you ever been? Was your experience enjoyable?
I think I need to start going to Katzinger’s more often. I think I’m going to start by going back later this week to try the Turkey Flight.
If you’d like to go: Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third Street, Columbus (German Village). 614.228.3354