Sheepshead Bay’s darling den of deli delights — Jay and Lloyd’s Kosher Deli — will be honored today for its 18 years of providing top notch kosher-style cuisine by the Gourmand-In-Chief himself, Borough President Marty Markowitz. The beep will present a proclamation to owners Jay Stern and Lloyd Lederman at 1:00 p.m. in commemoration of the restaurant’s anniversary, proclaiming April 11, 2011 “Jay and Lloyd’s Deli 18th Anniversary Celebration Day.”
To celebrate, we’re told the establishment will be selling hot dogs for $1.00 today, with a limit of two per customer. We know where we’re getting lunch!
The restaurant, recently re-opened after being shuttered for repairs, has been at its 2718 Avenue U location since 1993, “not exactly a short time in New York restaurant years,” according to Lost City blogger Brooks of Sheffield, who visited the restaurant in February and avowed that, even though the pastrami is supposed to be their specialty, the hot dog he ordered instead “hit the spot.”
Noting that Jay and Lloyd were “friends since childhood who did everything together,” and even met their wives, who were one-time customers at the deli, the proclamation stated that “it was only natural that Lloyd, coming from a third generation deli family, would partner with his best friend [Jay] with them becoming true connoisseurs of corn beef, knishes, and their celebrated pastrami, among many other delicacies.”