What do U.S. presidents, Jerry Seinfeld and Car Con Carne have in common? Manny's Deli in Chicago. by Yak Channel Podcast Network published on 2018-02-19T01:00:34Z Manny's Deli (1141 S. Jefferson) is on a short list of legit, honest-to-goodness, Chicago food institutions. A classic deli operation that's been running since the end of World War II, Manny's remains a go-to for all three meals and a destination for local and national politicians. Co-owner Dan Raskin joins me to talk about Manny's this week. Discussed on this episode: My history with Manny's, from trips with my grandparents to taking my own kids the restaurant. Manny's history in Chicago. What's allowed Manny's to endure? Has Manny's scared other delis away? Dan's philosophy on taking interview opportunities, and why it all goes back to Oprah. Did Dan even have a choice to not go into the family business? The hardest part of running Manny's? Time management. The "relentless onslaught of beef" that Manny's provides. The delicious latkes. Gotta have both sour cream and applesauce. President Obama's visit to Manny's. President Clinton's visit to Manny's. Why politicians meet at Manny's. Good and bad people have been to Manny's, but when they're eating there they never cause problems. The "Comedians in Cars" recording at Manny's with Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Harvey. What's the difference between corned beef and pastrami? Prep starts at midnight! Manny's expansion project, opening up the dining room and the creation of the deli area. Best part of day-to-day operations? Manny's is in Costco! Manny's is in Costco! What happened to Manny's at Midway Airport? This week's show is lovingly sponsored by Boost Mobile.