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Katz's Touristy Perception

Bob Libkind | May 6, 2003 12:17 AM

It's a common perception on this board that Katz's is "touristy".

I'd like to see some comments on the specifics of why it is touristy.

Is it because tourists go there?

Or is it because the management of Katz's makes an effort to make it "touristy" or some other significant effort to draw tourists.

I'm a bit perplexed by this "touristy" perception, because, as far as I can tell, the place (at least in accoutrements) is hardly different than it was in the 1950s. Yes, there are more pictures on the wall of celebs of more recent vintage, and, of course, there's the When Harry Met Sally thing . . . but these hardly add up to excessive catering to tourists.

In the 1950s, whenever we visited Katz's, while we didn't send a salami to your boy in the army, my father always did send one to his sister in El Paso!

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