This is the first in what will be a series of posts generated over my recent trip to Belgium. Call it an appetizer, served with pleasure. Above is the fine Antwerp delicatessen Hoffy's
, with the generous proprietor in front of the store. I'm not going to tell you it's in the same class as Fine & Schapiro, reduced as it may be, let alone Katz's, but Mr. Sax
swears by it, and there's no greater praise in the world of deli. To follow are a few of Hoffy's neighbors on Lange Kievitstraat.