Judge Judy Talks Pastrami and … Presidency?

Stefan Doyno
Katie's Take

Katie had lunch with Judge Judy at Katz’s Deli on the Lower East Side in New York City to discuss health, politics and why Katz’s Deli is so special.

“[My husband] Jerry and I came here the night before I went to California to shoot the pilot for my show,” Judy revealed.

Katie and Judy then placed their orders – the duo decides to share - starting out with a frankfurter and of course Katz’s famous pastrami sandwich.

“My husband thinks she should run for President!” a woman yells across the restaurant which starts a whole new topic -– will Judge Judy run?

“Would you ever get involved in politics? I think you would win,” Katie said.

“I don’t like rule by committee,” Judy responded, ending her political career entirely. “I don’t need any of that -– I have a good gig.”

Judy also gives Katie a tip on how to handle that pastrami sandwich: “Take off the bread and use a knife and fork,” she said. “You’ll live longer.”

When it comes to health, Judy has a set of rules. She and Jerry eat two meals a day.

Breakfast at 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. and then what she calls “dunch” at 4:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.

The courtroom queen also works out every day, but don’t be fooled. She doesn’t need any help in the gym.

“I don’t have a trainer because I don’t take instruction well.”