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Deli Man: Ziggy Gruber Talks About the Art of Delicatessens

Posted on · The documentary Deli Man 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. In February 2015, Craig Cohen sat down with Ziggy Gruber at Kenny & Ziggy’s to talk about the state of […]

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“Peak Beer,” Deli, Teeth, and Labyrinths: Thursday’s Show (November 3, 2016)

Posted on · This morning, the Houston Business Journal reported one of Houston’s fastest-growing breweries — Karbach Brewing Company — is being acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company. Perhaps this was inevitable. Some in the local brewing industry have been worried we’d reached “peak beer” in Houston, with 17 breweries operating in the region. Even after Karbach’s acquisition, […]

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Revisiting Some of Our Favorite Recent Conversations: Monday’s Show (May 25, 2015)

Posted on · On this Memorial Day, we’re going to listen back to some of our favorite Houston Matters conversations and reports of recent months, including a few that seemed particularly appropriate on this holiday — and some that would be worthwhile to hear again on any day.

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Deli Man: Ziggy Gruber Talks About the Art of Delicatessens

Posted on · 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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Racial Quotas in Housing and “Deli Man” Ziggy Gruber: Thursday’s show (February 26, 2015)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit challenging decisions by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The department awarded tax credits for low-income housing in Dallas to encourage new affordable housing in blighted areas using race-neutral criteria. A group called the Inclusive Communities Project sued, saying the agency approved more applications in […]