Second 2nd Avenue Deli Will Open After Passover (Plus: Pastrami Porn!)


A call to the 2nd Avenue Deli reveals that its forthcoming location at 1442 First Avenue and 75th Street won’t open till after Passover, so likely May at the earliest. There’s still no date set. In the meantime, Saveur, in conjunction with its awesome sandwich issue (not online), talks to manager Steve Cohen and deli man David Gonzalez about the “great equalizer” — their pastrami sandwich. Well, it’s not quite the great equalizer. Here’s how Cohen feels about mayo and white bread: “We frown on it but we do what the customer likes. It’s a sure sign that you’re not a deli aficionado.”

Sandwich Stories: Pastrami on Rye [Saveur]