Category Archives: Italian Market

Oyster Mushrooms

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Palm Weaving

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Artichokes

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Bok Choy Betty

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Produce Box Love: Cara Cara Oranges

Every now and again, I’ll stumble upon a beautifully designed produce box on 9th Street. This line drawing is reminiscent of flapper illustrations from the 1920s, and the bright colors really pop off the black background.

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Ralph’s & Sarcone’s

Ralph’s Italian Restaurant and Sarcone’s Bakery are two icons of 9th Street’s Italian Market. Both businesses have been around for over a century and are family owned. Ralph’s holds a special place in my heart because we had our wedding … Continue reading

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Waiting for Pizza

Waiting for pizza at Lorenzo’s on 9th & Christian.

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House of Hams

This magnificent sign hangs at Guy Giordano & Sons’ store at 1037 South 9th Street. There’s something appealing about the human touch of a hand painted sign. In this day and age of temporary vinyl signs cranked out by machines, … Continue reading

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Cold Snap!

The polar vortex that has gripped much of the nation has arrived in Philadelphia. Temperatures are in the single digits. The cat is burrowed under a blanket on the sofa, when he’s not sitting on the radiator keeping tabs on … Continue reading

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The Crack of Dawn

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