The 2nd Ave Deli opened its second location (third, if you're counting the now closed original) this morning, bringing its Kosher delights to the Upper East Side. To commemorate the opening, three generations of the Lebewohls family, which started the institution, were on hand to cut the "nickel shtickel" (they cost a nickel years ago) salami links. Also on hand was Emmy Award winning actor Fyvush Finkel, also of Yiddish theater fame.
Not only does the new location have traditional deli favorites like matzoh ball soup, pastrami, chopped liver and Bosco chocolate soda, but it also has apple latke martinis. Made with potato vodka and homemade applesauce, the latke-topped martini unleashes the awesome power of apples. And tinis.