The Avenue Delicatessen, the Jewish-Italian deli that we told you back in February former Cook chef-in-residence Laura Frangiosa was pulling together on Lansdownes main drag soft opened yesterday. And again this morning for breakfast. It will also be open this afternoon for lunch, according to what Frangiosa and crew are tweeting. As CityEats points out, the merger of Jewish and Italian cooking traditions there means things like Reuben arancini, hot dog-stuffed knishes, and whats billed as Jewish Pizza (pastrami-spiced smoked salmon atop a giant potato latke) will be some of the house specialties. Bistrot La Minettes Peter Woolsey pitched to help get the deli off the ground when he donated his old stoves to Frangiosa. The two are close friends from grade school. After todays soft launch, the deli will open for real tomorrow at 8 a.m.
The Avenue Delicatessen, 27 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, (610) 622-DELI (3353)