A Counter History

I like blogging about deli, particularly the Second Avenue Deli. When I first moved to New York a few years ago, I lived in Stuyvesant Town. There weren’t too many kosher options in the area, and my favorite by far soon became Second Avenue. I’d sneak back from NYU in between classes to get a bowl of matzah ball soup. It would fill me up for hours.

Since then, I’ve moved and my neighborhood deli has changed. But I’m looking forward to the deli’s reopening next month. For the past two years I’ve kept an old delivery menu on my desk at home, just in case…
I hope you’ll enjoy this in depth profile of the restaurant and the family behind the pastrami in the New York Times as much as I did.

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