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Replacement for 2nd Ave Deli?

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My friend is visiting from Chicago next weekend and was in love with the 2nd Ave Deli when he lived here 3 years ago. Where do I take him now for good homecooked soup and sandwiches?

Thank you.

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  1. Depending on your level of observance, Fine & Schapiro makes good soup and hefty sandwiches. It's open on shabbos, though.

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    1. re: DeisCane

      Neither of us is observant, we just like good food. Thanks!

      1. re: DeisCane

        so was 2nd ave deli
        btw they share the same kosher certifier

        1. re: meateater

          For some reason, I had friends who would eat at 2nd Ave, but not F&S. Go figure...

          1. re: DeisCane

            "For some reason, I had friends who would eat at 2nd Ave, but not F&S. Go figure..."

            Everybody's machmir these days... ( : >)

      2. January 4, 2007

        2nd Avenue Deli May Move Uptown on 3rd

        Read the article here: http://www.nysun.com/article/46093?ac...

        they may reopen on 33rd tween lex and 3rd ave...great maybe news,
        we'll see.

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        1. re: whenslydale

          Rather inefficient considering that Mendy's Kosher Deli is located on 34th and Park Ave. I have nothing against competition, but that area is well serviced with kosher establishments. I feel that a location with no nearby kosher establishments would be better. For me this is great since I have a choice when I visit my daughter at Stern College with Mendy's, Dunkin Donuts, Eee's, Circa, Kosher Delight, Mr. Broadway, Jerusalem II Pizza, and now 2nd Ave Deli (and of course the cafeteria at Stern's).

        2. Does anyone know if they are going to keep it kosher and if so, how observant?

          1. A good bet is Mr Broadway on Broadway and 38th.
            It has great sandwiches, deli cole slaw, ribs and a full Deli, Chinese and Israeli menu
            It is Glatt Kosher and of course closed on Shabbat
            Be'tayavon

            1. I'm going to second Fine & Shapiro as the closest thing, these days.

              Also adding a cheer for the possibility of a new 2nd Avenue Deli opening.