Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop
Second Avenue Deli is gone. Such a sad closing. They owed over $100k in back rent and the rent was being raised. Not good. My guess is that Abe, who was killed years ago ( an awful crime that has never been solved ), was the guy who ran the business. The other members of the family were obviously not as savvy, hence the back rent. I figure that if you are selling a corn beef sandwich for $18 and always packed, you should be able to run a decent profit. But, what do I know.
Katz's Deli is still on Houston Street, thank god. BTW, Katz's has been around for so long the link sends you to Wikipedia. We make a pilgrimage at least once a year. But I have to say, one of my favorites is also Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop. Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop is a New York classic.
You are walking back in time the moment you enter the door. The tuna fish is excellent. I had breakfast there the other morning and forgot what a great place it is.
So, if you are having that deli hankering, more on the side of Second Avenue Deli, stop in to Eisenberg's. It is a true New York institution.