The doors may have opened at 6am this morning at the reborn 2nd Ave. Deli, but it wasn't official until the ceremonial salami cutting of 'nickel shtikel' links (above). Color from our correspondent on the scene: "She's open, and the people are excited. More press at this opening than Le Cirque. [Owner] Jack [Lebewohl]: 'I'm a very early riser, like 4am. So I'll come here, have breakfast then go to shul.' Press being given free shtikel links."
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Inside, a press bacchanal like no other. Save us some corned beef.
· 2nd Ave. Deli: She's Back [~E~]
· EaterWire: 2nd Ave Deli Set for 12/17 [~E~]
· 2nd Ave Deli Watch: New Interior Reveal! [~E~]