Stage Deli Closes after 75 years...

Author Message
acer2x
  • Total Posts : 440
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 12/30/2003
  • Location: Goodyear, AZ
Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Tue, 12/4/12 5:52 PM
0
Carnegie Deli owns their building, Stage did not:
 
http://www.nytimes.com/20...-a-restaurant-war.html

joerogo
  • Total Posts : 4463
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 1/17/2006
  • Location: Pittston, PA
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Tue, 12/4/12 6:18 PM
0
Rumor has it, what really made the Stage famous was the two residents in the apartment above it.  Any guesses???
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whitey Ford and Micky Mantle.

Pigiron
  • Total Posts : 1384
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 5/11/2005
  • Location: Bergen County, NJ
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Tue, 12/4/12 8:07 PM
0
Katz's also owns their building.  2nd Avenue Deli did not.  I see a pattern here.  

mjambro
  • Total Posts : 419
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2/7/2006
  • Location: Providence, RI
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Wed, 12/5/12 9:24 AM
0
We stopped going there (as well as Carnegie & Maxie's) many years ago.  While the quality was no doubt excellent, we found even splitting their sandwiches extreme.  Great for the obese and for those interested in take-home bags, but not practical for the tourist.

wanderingjew
  • Total Posts : 7384
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 1/18/2001
  • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Wed, 12/5/12 9:44 AM
0
I think its a demographics issue. As a native New Yorker I can vouch for that.
 
As much as I love a good Jewish Deli, the locals simply don't go anymore and haven't for quite some time (its not really a lifestyle or health issue too, since most New Yorkers would never turn down a good juicy burger or slice of pizza) the older folks who used to appreciate and frequent the delis   have died out.

Most of the Food Network shows now concentrate on all the wonderful Asian, Carribean, Latin American and West African restaurants which is now considered local and regional, so therefore the tourists are now filling up these restaurants.
 
It's very unfortunate but it's a reality.
 
 
<message edited by wanderingjew on Wed, 12/5/12 9:52 AM>

Pigiron
  • Total Posts : 1384
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 5/11/2005
  • Location: Bergen County, NJ
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Wed, 12/5/12 10:54 AM
0
wanderingjew


I think its a demographics issue. As a native New Yorker I can vouch for that.

As much as I love a good Jewish Deli, the locals simply don't go anymore and haven't for quite some time (its not really a lifestyle or health issue too, since most New Yorkers would never turn down a good juicy burger or slice of pizza) the older folks who used to appreciate and frequent the delis   have died out.

Most of the Food Network shows now concentrate on all the wonderful Asian, Carribean, Latin American and West African restaurants which is now considered local and regional, so therefore the tourists are now filling up these restaurants.

It's very unfortunate but it's a reality.



 
 
Yes, that, but also, the food sucked.  
 
 

wanderingjew
  • Total Posts : 7384
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 1/18/2001
  • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Wed, 12/5/12 11:11 AM
0
Pigiron


wanderingjew


I think its a demographics issue. As a native New Yorker I can vouch for that.

As much as I love a good Jewish Deli, the locals simply don't go anymore and haven't for quite some time (its not really a lifestyle or health issue too, since most New Yorkers would never turn down a good juicy burger or slice of pizza) the older folks who used to appreciate and frequent the delis   have died out.

Most of the Food Network shows now concentrate on all the wonderful Asian, Carribean, Latin American and West African restaurants which is now considered local and regional, so therefore the tourists are now filling up these restaurants.

It's very unfortunate but it's a reality.





Yes, that, but also, the food sucked.  




Unfortunately I never made it to The Stage Deli,when ever I was in that part of midtown and in the mood for a deli, I would hit up The Carnegie.

joerogo
  • Total Posts : 4463
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 1/17/2006
  • Location: Pittston, PA
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Wed, 12/5/12 11:28 AM
0
I have to agree with mjambro.  I love authentic Jewish Deli food, but, most are not the type of place where you can stop in on your own for a meal.  The Stage, Harold's, etc. are more like a destination, a tourist attraction, instead of a restaurant.  
 
I have never been to Katz's, but their sandwiches look manageable for a single person.

Tony Bad
  • Total Posts : 5114
  • Reward points : 0
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Wed, 12/5/12 11:38 AM
0
Pigiron


wanderingjew


I think its a demographics issue. As a native New Yorker I can vouch for that.

As much as I love a good Jewish Deli, the locals simply don't go anymore and haven't for quite some time (its not really a lifestyle or health issue too, since most New Yorkers would never turn down a good juicy burger or slice of pizza) the older folks who used to appreciate and frequent the delis   have died out.

Most of the Food Network shows now concentrate on all the wonderful Asian, Carribean, Latin American and West African restaurants which is now considered local and regional, so therefore the tourists are now filling up these restaurants.

It's very unfortunate but it's a reality.





Yes, that, but also, the food sucked.  



 
Ding! and we have a winner!!

Pigiron
  • Total Posts : 1384
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 5/11/2005
  • Location: Bergen County, NJ
Re:Stage Deli Closes after 75 years... - Wed, 12/5/12 12:00 PM
0
joerogo

I have never been to Katz's, but their sandwiches look manageable for a single person. 

 
 
Katz's is a must-visit destination for any food lover.  Their hand-cut pastrami is the best in the world.