Spend an afternoon exploring an iconic neighborhood that still does things the old-fashioned way—with family-owned shops, butcher shops, bakeries and pasta stores that have been open for generations.
Say hi to Peter at Vincent's Meat Market, recently named one of New York's 10 best butcher shops. Originally Oteri's Meat Market for over 50 years, it was owned by my wife's great-grandfather and was the set of the Oscar winning film "Marty," starring Ernest Borgnine.
Take a stroll through the Arthur Avenue Retail market to buy vegetables from the vendors at Boiano's, lupini beans at Mount Carmel Foods, followed by a visit next door to Calabria Pork Store where you'll see a ceiling made of sausages.
We'll make nearly a dozen stops to visit many of the NYC's best, historic and artisanal food shops on the east coast.