As you may have heard, noted LES chef Wylie Dufresne opened a new restaurant last Thursday called Alder on Second Avenue near East 10th Street.
Apparently it is popular.
@davidsokol passed along the above photo late Saturday afternoon... showing a line forming before the door
In an opening preview last week in the Times, Florence Fabricant noted that Alder, "a complement to WD-50," serves "inventive twists on classics."
The rye pasta includes pastrami, so with mustard sauce and pickles you have a homage to the pastrami on rye at the Second Avenue Deli, which used to be across the street.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Wylie Dufresne bringing fancy cocktails for foodies