Owner of Morty’s Delicatessen in Tenleytown, Morty Krupin, 71, hangs up his metaphorical apron today. This is his first official day of retirement. Morty’s, a staple in DC dining, will continue to severe up some of the finest New York deli eats in town despite Krupin’s retirement.
Whether you had the white fish salad, a bagel and lox, matzo ball soup, or even the pickles they place upon your your table at arrival, Morty’s is a place where us transplanted DC residents who just so happen to be of the Jewish persuasion (and even if you’re not, you still love the food and atmosphere) go for the comfort-food our Bubbe’s (Yiddish for Grandma) would serve at all the biggest holidays. These foods include: gefilte fish, challah, potato pancakes, and hot pastrami sandwiches.
Krupin and his wife Diane will be moving to Florida and told WTOP, “Maybe I’ll pick up a hobby. I never had time for one. I don’t have the patience for bridge or chess. We’ll see what happens when we get down south.”
Morty’s Delicatessen, located at 4620 Wisconsin Avenue NW, will stay open even without Krupin’s daily presence.
We’ll miss you, Morty. Come back and visit. Thanks for keeping your doors open and, most of all, thanks for the eats.