So this afternoon, after a morning of errands followed by a few hours of technical writing, and feeling the need for some fresh air, I decided to fire up the mini coop, and take the express route down to Arthur Avenue for some good old-fashioned, perfectly made espresso coffee and small pre-dusk snack.
|Vicent's Meat Shop|
Inside the old market, song is everywhere: behind the counters,along the aisles, and next to the fruit and vegetable stands. Sometimes it is hard to determine who is so jolly. Are the patrons ? Or are the vendors belching out their own forms of operatics. I would not be surprised if the music was just a benign contagion of genuine Italian-American happiness. Just look at the unbelievably fresh oyster mushrooms . I will bet you that they will make you sing too.
|Oyster Mushrooms - Boianos Foods|
So to make a run for the border today was not such a bad thing. The espresso and the sfogliatella at new and enlarged De Lillo Pastry shop on 187th street hit the spot. I am sure I'll be back !