Conceptualized by owner Richard Kimmel, newcomer Kitty’s a-Go-Go serves as the fast-casual component to Kitty’s Canteen, a dinner-theater speakeasy on New York City’s Lower East Side. Since opening in 2014, Kitty’s Canteen has become known for its unexpected dynamic of crave-worthy Jewish soul food dishes and craft cocktails; located right next door, Kitty’s a-Go-Go reflects the spirit of Kitty’s Canteen, serving the brand’s signature Jewish soul food including the black cat matzo ball soup; their trademarked bagel meets biscuit, the Bisgel; and sandwiches like the pastrami Reuben.
Layers of house-cured pastrami, house-made sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese are all doused with house-made Russian dressing and piled between two slices of locally sourced marble rye bread. It’s the perfect lunch or dinner to get you in the Hanukkah mood. Plus, they even offer delivery in Manhattan below 14th Street, as well as catering.
Ruminating on the sandwich, Kimmel explained that "The pastrami Reuben is a New York City classic — a staple Jewish deli sandwich that I knew belonged on our fast casual, Jewish-meets-soul-food menu. Meaty and mustardy, the sandwich features high-quality and house-made ingredients — we like to think it can stand up against some of the most storied Jewish delis out there!" It’s a delicious way to celebrate the Jewish holiday, and that’s why it’s this week’s Sandwich of the Week.