Di Bruno Brothers, a Philly fixture since FDR was in office, celebrated the grand opening of its newest location late last week by showing off what they did best—hawking rare Euro cheeses, stretching and braiding mozzarella by hand and, in a fit of D.O.P.-approved pyromania, filling wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano with flaming brandy for on-the-spot cheese sauce. Such showmanship is of a piece with the brand's dedication to customer service, which its owners will tell you is the key to it all. Click through the slideshow to take a tour of the market!
'market' on Serious Eats
It was day five of their cross-country road trip when Kerry and David Nelson rolled into Salida, Colorado. They'd just taken a year off from their life in Philly to travel the country, and finding a place in the Southwest where they could eventually lay down roots wasn't far from their minds. It turned out to be an easier process than they could've imagined—for the Nelsons, Salida had it all: a thriving, receptive community, an active arts scene, and a stunning mountain vista.
Findlay Market is Cincinnati's oldest continuously running public market, and with some serious revitalization it's now also the most exciting place to source local meat, fish, and produce. In the summer, the market teams with farmers and outdoor merchants. Even in the dead of winter, though, there are great eats to be found. We took a tour of the offerings inside, to help you get through the coming months.
When the James Beard Award-winning chef Maricel Presilla goes to cook Latin American food, her first stops are the markets in Hudson County, New Jersey, where she can find everything from enormous cow feet for menudo to Peruvian dried corn for ceviche.
Central Square in Cambridge has grown into an important food destination and the Central Square Farmers' Market gives lovers of fresh, local food another reason to visit the area. At the Kimball Fruit Farm stand, chef Steve Johnson had packed boxes with as much produce as he could carry back to his restaurant Rendezvous in Central Square. We also spotted chef Tony Maws shopping for Craigie on Main, around the corner from the market. Check out photos of the pumpkin blossoms, peaches, early pears, shell beans, and more beautiful produce.
The owners of the newly opened restaurant/local food purveyor/take out emporium Northern Spy Food Co. are clearly trying to do the right thing. They are championing and featuring locally sourced food, are cooking as much as possible with those products, and trying to keep prices manageable. But the question the serious eaters wanted answered was simply this: Is the food delicious?
[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Hagen's Fish Market 5635 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago IL 60634 (map); 773-283-1944 The Short Order: Fresh seafood, whether freshly fried or gorgeously smoked. Want Fries with That? Of the fried options, the fries don't really stand...
There are stores you visit when you need a little something—an apple, a quart of milk, or a bottle of soda—and others when you need to do regular shopping. But what about when you need to buy more? Warehouse...