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Jay and Lloyd’s of Brooklyn get Chai on their Birthday


These days, with just a handful of delicatessens left in Brooklyn, once the Jewish deli capital of the earth, it’s a joyous milestone to wish any of them a happy birthday. Today is an especially happy one for Jay and Lloyd’s Kosher Delicatessen, which celebrates 18 years in business, a significant number representing life in Jewish numerology. They’ll be honoring the birthday at 1pm with a little party, featuring Brooklyn food maven Arthur Schwartz, as well as various politicos, including Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, a man who has never missed out on a deli related event as far as I’ve heard of him.

I’ve been to Jay and Lloyd’s before, and I really have a soft spot for the place. Lloyd is a consumate schtick-filled barrel of laughs (see pic below), and the food is damn tasty, particularly the vegetable latke. Plus, there’s a pastel kind of design that harkens back to the Rascal House and those grand old Florida delis. You can’t go wrong.

Mazel tov Jay and Lloyd. Well earned.


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10 Responses to “Jay and Lloyd’s of Brooklyn get Chai on their Birthday”

  1. edm239 Says:

    Happy Birthday to Jay and Lloyd’s!! Love, love, love their pastrami.

  2. Tom and KC Says:

    Wishing Lloyd and Jay all the best on this important milestone. Your community is so lucky to have you! Yours, in deli, Tom and KC

  3. Empire State Deli, Palm Beach Says:

    Congrats and Many more to come. You set the pace for others to follow.

    Rich Hardy

  4. Jill E Says:

    Yeah!! Happy Birthday!! I hope that success and joy continue to grace all that you do. Congratulations – you guys rock!!

  5. Andrew Says:

    Congrats to Jay and Lloyd!

  6. aaron levy Says:

    Mazol Tov on 18 good years at the Deli and it’s a Kosher one. Thanks for that.

  7. Helen and Arnold Mintz Says:

    Congrats to Jay and Lloyd on reaching 18 and now becoming “legal!” That means that now you take responsibilty for your actions and,as a result, can move onward and upward on your own. Here’s to at least 18 more productive and healthy years for you and your families.
    Helen and Arnold

  8. Carol Says:

    Congratulations and all the Best for the Coming Years
    Have a Great one

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