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Best Jewish Deli Houston 2009 - Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen Restaurant

Kenny & Ziggy\'s Delicatessen Restaurant

Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen Restaurant

2327 Post Oak Blvd.

Houston, TX 77056


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Ziggy Gruber is a third-generation deli man whose family opened the Rialto, the first deli on Broadway, in 1927. After working in a string of Gruber family kosher delis in various NYC suburbs, he opened his own deli, Ziggy G's in Los Angeles, which became enormously popular. After the Los Angeles deli got into a real estate dispute, Ziggy moved to Houston and teamed up with local talent Kenny Friedman to open Kenny & Ziggy's here. In the ten years since it first opened, Kenny & Ziggy's has become one of the most successful Jewish delis in the country. Ziggy Gruber cures his own corned beef and pastrami, but Ziggy is proudest of his traditional Hungarian-style cooking — try the goulash, the kasha varnishkas and the soups. Gruber's grandfather Max, who founded the Gruber deli empire, immigrated to New York from Budapest.

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Ralph Gardner
Ralph Gardner

Ziggy handled my 50th bday party this summer in "The Schmooze Room" and it was a true hit! The hot deli carving station with the open bar was a smash with my approximately 50 guests. His party planner did an excellent job working with both my wife & me.We love the food & the service