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Mile End Is Now Open, Just Five Blocks From Katz’s

Photos: Lauren Carol Smith

Today, Noah Bernamoff and his wife Rae Cohen, the owners of Montreal-style deli Mile End, opened their first Manhattan venture – a sandwich-only storefront on Bond Street near Bowery. Don’t be surprised if it ends up luring fressers away from the lines at Katz’s.

The menu reprises many of the deli sandwiches (including the classic: smoked meat) that quickly gave the small restaurant instant golden-child status when it opened in Boerum Hill in 2010. There will also be hand-held twists on plated classics: instead of in a bowl, chicken liver will come loaded onto rolls with pickled eggs, duck jus and parsley salad. Read more…

Bagel Burger Blowup and New Mile End Opening Date

The Bagel BurgerNoah Fecks The neighborhood’s most controversial burger — at least for today.

Here’s a pair of quick follow-ups to stories we posted yesterday: Josh “Mr. Cutlets” Ozersky’s tough review of the bagel burger at Tompkins Square Bagels resulted in an equally tough response from the shop’s owner, who said the burger was nothing more than a lark.

“I probably put more thought into what color chalk to use on the special board than to that burger,” wrote owner Christopher Pugliese. “The fact that you actually found this whole thing interesting enough to come, take pictures of the burger, and dedicate a headline to it had all of us laughing our [faces] off.” Check out the story to chime in on this delicious controversy.
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