Monday, June 23, 2008

2nd Avenue Deli (on 3rd Avenue)

Last week, a friend and I decided to meet for lunch at the new 2nd Avenue Deli on 3rd Avenue and 32nd Street in midtown Manhattan. The original delicatessen, opened in 1954 on 2nd Avenue and 10th Street, was a famous institution in New York City but it closed in 2006 due to escalating rent prices during the real estate boom. The restaurant also suffered a tragedy in 1996 when the owner was murdered and the case remains unsolved to this day.

The new restaurant opened recently on 3rd Avenue and 22 block north of the original site but kept its original name as 2nd Avenue Deli. The photo above shows the free appetizers that came with every order -- (from top right): fried chicken skins with caramelized onions, vinegar cole slaw, pickled cucumbers and pickled tomato.

So what are you having for lunch today?

13 comments:

Monika N. said...

Sui-Gyouza aka boiled Chinese dumplings and mint choco chip ice cream (to have something green on the menu).

tigerfish said...

So these are the free appetizers. What's your order ?

Peter said...

I don't know for my lunch today; I'm invited!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Lunch today will be a salad with lettuce, cucumber, broccoli, cheese, etc.
Great shot. I get hungry looking at it!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to add this to a very long list of places to try when we are in the city in December. Makes me hungry. I'll go make lunch from whatever is in the 'frig.


Doris

Per Stromsjo said...

Looks so good. I think I'm heading for another one of my vinegar periods. At times, irresistible.

crittoria said...

A tuna sandwich from Subway, with all the veggies...not nearly as imaginative as this looks, but yummy!

• Eliane • said...

I guess there is only one answer that fits this post: "I'll have what she's having!!!".

angela said...

I had a sandwich. I couldn't have eaten this...too much acid!

Keropok Man said...

Ey, fried chicken skins sounds totally wicked!

I love gherkins. What did I have for lunch? I keep an online diary. hehe.. you know where to visit. ;-p

Chuck Pefley said...

I had yogurt and a rosemary roll :)

Should I assume these appetizers are provided just for sitting down and ordering something?

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I love food shots like that...

citygirl15 said...

I used to eat at the original Second Avenue, and although the place never looked too clean, there were always lines out the door on weekends.

These days I'm watching my weight, so the only thing on their menu I can eat is a pickle.