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.