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Facing south on 9th Street, the market is the largest and oldest working open air market in the United States. Advertisements

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“They worked at a store across the street and the guy made them work New Years Day,” says Samantha as she cuts a piece of the finest pecorino I’ve ever had, drizzles it with a syrupy, reduced balsamic vinegar and hands it over. “The brothers said, “Next year we’re not working on New Years,” and so Di Bruno Bros was born.”  (The rest of the story can be found on Di Bruno’s website).  Since its founding… Read More

85 years ago today my grandfather Giovanni (far left) arrived in America.  He sailed from Naples, Italy nine days earlier with his mother and two brothers to join his father, already a naturalized citizen, in south Philadelphia.  Giovanni was six years old (although the passenger manifest says five), and with only a vague but very common explanation of why the family left his small Italian town, now found himself in a vibrant, culturally diverse city on the verge of the Great Depression. … Read More

Yes, the old landscape in a glass trick.  Only with my technique, you drink all of the wine first, then fill the glass with water.  The shot comes out clearer and you’ll be happier with it, whether it’s a good shot or not. Like the shots? Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @marcexplores