Listen up kids. Don’t think eating deli is good for you? Take it from Mr. T.
Mr. T. and Norm Langer, at Langer’s Deli in LA.
Mr. T. just finished a two week eating tour of Los Angeles delis with his manager Barry Greenberg, inspired (I like to think), by the enthusiasm of Save the Deli’s Los Angeles posts and our LA Podcast. I spoke the Mr. T. in the midst of this tour, and he imparted some words of wisdom.
“I pity the fool who doesn’t think deli is healthy! That’s a bunch of junk. Every food is healthy if you bless it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! A lot of peole get so caught up in the health food, walk out and get hit by a truck!”
Mr. T. is a regular fan of Junior’s, and he considers Marvin Saul like a father. Mr. T’s deli diet generally consists of several glasses of orange juice, a couple of eggs, and some danish, plus a whopping hot pastrami sandwich wedged between four slices of whole wheat bread–two on top and two on the bottom. Deli purists will only eat rye, but Mr. T has bad memories of eating rye when growing up in the ghettos of Chicago
“which is why T. don’t eat rye”
…so we’ll let it slide.
Kids, listen to Mr. T! Eat your deli and grow up strong like him. Don’t do drugs, love your parents, and stay in school.
If anyone tells you deli is bad. Pity the fool!
*many thanks to Mr. T. and Barry Greenberg for their time and enthusiasm.
some Mr. T. gold: