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  • Alfred's of Houston Delicatessen menu 

    Alfred's of Houston Delicatessen (1966)
    Alfred Julius Kahn was born April 10, 1918, in Tholey, Germany. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1936 to escape the Nazis. Alfred joined the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific during World War II. He worked at Leon’s Delicatessen prior to the war, and he opened his own restaurant in 1948 at 2408 Rice Blvd - eventually adding two ...