That’s a Carnegie Deli pastrami sandwich, in case you were wondering. Last month I went out with my best friend and photographer Christopher Farber (whose shots grace much of the book) to Carnegie, Stage, 2nd Ave Deli, and Katz’s. Several hundred shots of those sandwiches later, this is what the publisher picked. It’s a sloppy, greasy, mustard slathered mess of delicatessen porn and I think it’s awesome.
Many thanks to my stellar editor Jenna Johnson for making this happen. One day I’ll show you all the original suggestions. But not yet.