Bintel Blog

New York's Collective Mouth Watering, Stomach Growling — We Want Our 2nd Ave. Deli!

By Daniel Treiman

  • Print
  • Share Share

The Big Apple has been in a funk ever since the famed 2nd Avenue Deli closed its doors two years ago. Now, as the Forward just reported, it’s set to reopen, on 33rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenue. (It may be a slightly ridiculous location for the 2nd Avenue Deli, but I’m not complaining, since it’s only a block from the Forward’s offices.)

New York Magazine chats with the 25-year-old owner of the altneu restaurant, Jeremy Lebewohl, a nephew of murdered 2nd Avenue Deli founder Abe Lebewohl.

We learn that Jeremy likes gribenes and kishkes and prefers sours to half-sours and pastrami to corn beef. He keeps kosher, so when he wants to check out the competition over at Katz’s, he has to send in his staff to sample the rival pastrami.

Read the full interview here if you want your stomach to be growling in eager anticipation until next week.

Hat tip: Gawker via Aimee Friedman.


Permalink | | Share | Email | Print | Filed under: Food, 2nd Avenue Deli

The Jewish Daily Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Jewish Daily Forwardrequires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and The Jewish Daily Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.


Comments
Dan Thu. Dec 20, 2007

At the risk of heresy, please visit The Vegetarian Mitzvah at www.brook.com/veg for some anti-pastrami information.

Dan Thu. Dec 20, 2007

oops... I meant The Vegetarian Mitzvah at www.brook.com/jveg (note the j in jveg ...sorry for that little error)

Ruth Mon. Dec 17, 2007

I hope The Forward posts a review of the restaurant's reopening!




Find us on Facebook!
  • Are Michelangelo's paintings anti-Semitic? Meet the Jews of the Sistine Chapel: http://jd.fo/i4UDl
  • What does the Israel-Hamas war look like through Haredi eyes?
  • Was Israel really shocked to find there are networks of tunnels under Gaza?
  • “Going to Berlin, I had a sense of something waiting there for me. I was searching for something and felt I could unlock it by walking the streets where my grandfather walked and where my father grew up.”
  • How can 3 contradictory theories of Yiddish co-exist? Share this with Yiddish lovers!
  • "We must answer truthfully: Has a drop of all this bloodshed really helped bring us to a better place?”
  • "There are two roads. We have repeatedly taken the one more traveled, and that has made all the difference." Dahlia Scheindlin looks at the roots of Israel's conflict with Gaza.
  • Shalom, Cooperstown! Cooperstown Jewish mayor Jeff Katz and Jeff Idelson, director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, work together to oversee induction weekend.
  • A boost for morale, if not morals.
  • Mixed marriages in Israel are tough in times of peace. So, how do you maintain a family bubble in the midst of war? http://jd.fo/f4VeG
  • Despite the escalating violence in Israel, more and more Jews are leaving their homes in Alaska to make aliyah: http://jd.fo/g4SIa
  • The Workmen's Circle is hosting New York’s first Jewish street fair on Sunday. Bring on the nouveau deli!
  • Novelist Sayed Kashua finds it hard to write about the heartbreak of Gaza from the plush confines of Debra Winger's Manhattan pad. Tough to argue with that, whichever side of the conflict you are on.
  • "I’ve never bought illegal drugs, but I imagine a small-time drug deal to feel a bit like buying hummus underground in Brooklyn."
  • We try to show things that get less exposed to the public here. We don’t look to document things that are nice or that people would like. We don’t try to show this place as a beautiful place.”
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.