In between recording Run the Jewels 3, El-P has apparently found time to open a restaurant. And it’s not just any ol’ restaurant, either; El P has brought to Greenpoint, Brooklyn the world’s greatest type of eating establishment, a Jewish deli.
As Pigeons and Planes points out, El-P along with fellow rapper and frequent collaborator Despot are co-owners of Frankel’s, a new Jewish deli opening today at 631 Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint. The restaurant is said to be the brainchild of fellow musician Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost! and his brother Zach, and they’ve hired Food Network veteran Ashley Berman to serve as executive chef.
El-P has been doing his part to spread the word about Frankel’s on Twitter, posting several photos of the restaurant’s various menu items. Everything looks most excellent.
Meanwhile, Despot has assured fans that this is not an April’s Fools Joke.
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I'm opening a Jewish deli with some of my friends tomorrow. You may be familiar with some of them. It's called frankel's. I haven't said much about it. Now I am. It's at 631 Manhattan Ave in greenpoint. Come hang out with me there tomorrow and forever. This is not an April fools joke. I forgot that was today. You're an April fools joke.
Among Frankel’s initial customers? Action Bronson.
And for the first time since moving to Chicago, I’m jealous of not living in New York.