Restaurant: 2nd Ave Deli
Location: 162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016. (212) 689-9000
Date: July 4, 2017
Cuisine: (Kosher) New York Deli
Rating: 3 meat sandwich!
Most people gravitate toward the “tourist” delis like Katz, but if you want real New York Jewish food you have to go full kosher!
They used to be a couple blocks over last time I was here — actually on 2nd ave — now they are just down the street on 33rd.
Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry — got to have it!
Chicken liver. The liver was good, but not sure what you do with the motley collection of veggies underneath.
Triple Bypass Sandwich. A 3 decker sandwich consisting of 3 large potato pancakes and everything but the kitchen sink: salami, pastrami, and corn beef. The pastrami is the best of course.
Apple strudel. No butter obviously.
And a complementary shot of chocolate seltzer. I always find the acidity of this drink surprising.
Overall, some solid meat. I added the Russian dressing of course, but probably would have been even better with some cheese — haha. I normally bash Kosher restaurants as (at least in LA) they don’t seem to care a whit about quality. 2nd Ave is solid though for NY Deli — it is what it is.