Last weekend I posted a food blog about The Reading Terminal Market.
I dedicated it to my friend Rebecca. She, like my best friend and I, is a foodie through and through.
Oh, you'd like to see her? I don't have any pictures of her on my new laptop. However, I do have some resources. Here's a looksee courtesy of Paul Ryburn's blog. Paul loves to tease her. He's quite good at it.
Pretty cute, isn't she.
So anyway, yesterday Team Lloyd and I went to the Italian Market in South Philly.
They've got it all.
Once again, this is dedicated to Rebecca.
Need live crab fresh from the Delaware or Chesapeake Bay?
How about some fresh produce to go with it.
Fresh pork for Sunday dinner? Done.
Just about any type of seafood is available in the market.
But next, Esposito's!
I first set foot in Esposito's at the age of six. I went with my Grandmom and great Grandmother. They still butcher thier own meat and create their own rolled roasts.
This evenings dinner, beef brasciola braised in spaghetti gravy. Otto, note the outstanding use of bacon on the left.
Now I'm not sure of a recipe for the meat advertised below, but what a good price!
I guess you could get four of them and put them under a rib roast for a "standing" rack of veal.
We left out of Espisito's much heavier in meat and much lighter financially. However, we were far from being finished.
We walked down to Sarcone's bakery to score some fresh Italian bread and some tomato bread to snack on.
Wally, Dr. Lloyd, and Q.
Q. and Lisa.
Interesting story here. See the place on the left called "Ralph's"?
The sign says it all. Mea culpa on the poor quality of the shot.
Here are some street scenes:
Having purchased a large volume of groceries by this point, Wally, Q., and I took a trip to the car to load the meats into the cooler.
Our day was still far from over.
We met back up with Pat and Lisa at Claudio's. Claudio's is a must stop for the good Dr. and I.
It is a bit tight inside, but well worth it. All kinds of good imported olives, olive oils, local breads, pasta, aged provolone cheese (you don't know what sharp cheese is until you had thier aged provolone), soprossata (hot or sweet), prosciutto, and cured meats.
Claudio's would be our last stop in the Italian Market.
As I said earlier, Philly is a foodie paradise. I haven't even mentioned the Asian market in Chinatown or the seafood market where local fish comes off the boats and trucks.
I've got to close this one out here. Time to make a pot of gravy for the evening meal.
Note: "gravy" = spaghetti sauce for those unfamiliar with the term.
Once again a shout out to the "Nuh-Uh" girl. Rebecca, for being such a good sport I picked up a food book entitled, "Gravy Wars: South Philly Foods, Feuds, and Attytudes". Send me your mailing address via Facebook and I'll get it in the mail this week.
Until next time all y'all take care of yourselves and have a good Sunday Funday.
Air Traffic Mike, ret.
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