Meet the Author at Kenny & Zuke’s


savethedeliPORTLAND, Oregon (January 26, 2010) – Author and journalist David Sax toured the world in search of authentic delicatessens for his new book, Save the Deli. Enamored with his visit to Kenny & Zuke’s, Sax named the downtown Portland deli “one of the top 10 delicatessens in America.” He also wrote about the deli in Gourmet Magazine as “one of two shops that represent the future of delis.” Meet David Sax on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Kenny & Zuke’s as he signs copies of his new book, Save the Deli. The event is $15 per person, including pastrami, bagels and nosh. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

David set out on a journey across the United States and around the world in search of the authentic delicatessen, cataloging the best dishes and quickly disappearing specialties. He knows pastrami. He knows bagels. He knows chopped liver. Learn about David’s favorite spots, his favorite dishes, tell him about yours, listen to him tell stories about the characters who have been slicing pastrami by hand for 30 years, whose grandparents invented the foods you love. And eat.

About David Sax

David Sax is a deli fanatic, whose yearning for the salted, cured meats traces back to Friday nights at Yitz’s in Toronto. Further back he can trace deli lineage to his father’s childhood in Montreal, and his grandfather’s childhood in Romania. By trade David is a journalist, writing for publications such as New York Magazine, Vanity GQ, Portfolio, the Walrus and Toronto Life. David’s new book on the decline of the Jewish delicatessen was published in October 2009 by McLelland and Stewart (Canada) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA). Over the course of the past few years, Sax has toured the world, interviewing deli owners and famous deli lovers (like Ed Koch, Ruth Reichl and Mel Brooks), tried his hand cutting sandwiches at Katz’s, and voyaged to the heart of deli country, whether New York, LA, Montreal, Paris, London or Poland. For more information, visit

About Kenny & Zuke’s

Opened in October 2007 by founders Ken Gordan and Nick Zukin, Kenny & Zuke’s is a Jewish kosher-style delicatessen. After starting a successful venture at the Hillsdale Farmer’s Market selling pastrami, Nick and Ken began offering Saturday brunch at Ken’s restaurant, Ken’s Place. They renamed the venture Kenny & Zuke’s and now have two locations in Portland, including Kenny & Zuke’s SandwichWorks, which opened in 2009. Bon Appetit called them “one of the top 10 sandwich shops in the country” and The Oregonian names the Pastrami Burger one of the city’s “Best Bites.” Kenny & Zuke’s is open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. For more information, or call 503-222-3354. Locations include: 1038 SW Stark and 2376 NW Thurman St., Portland, Oregon.

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Melissa Broussard, 503-638-1055; cell: 503-702-4620
Lisa Hill, 503-327-8328; cell: 503-730-8055