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Deli Man: Ziggy Gruber Talks About the Art of Delicatessens

On Friday (2/27/15), the new documentary Deli Man opens nationwide, including here in Houston at the River Oaks Theatre. The film tells the story of the American delicatessen, largely through a Houston guide – Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation deli man, and the owner and operator of Kenny and Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen. Houston Matters’ Craig […]

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On Friday (2/27/15), the new documentary Deli Man opens nationwide, including here in Houston at the River Oaks Theatre.

The film tells the story of the American delicatessen, largely through a Houston guide – Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation deli man, and the owner and operator of Kenny and Ziggy's New York Delicatessen.

Houston Matters’ Craig Cohen sat down with Ziggy Gruber at Kenny & Ziggy's recently to talk about the state of traditional delis here in Houston and across the country. Craig began by asking him how he and his family got into the deli business.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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