Walking down one of the gorgeous side streets on the way to the Italian Market
A mainstay in the Italian Market – DiBruno Bros. Who know, you might run into one Ms. Patti LaBelle here as she’s known to frequent the Market and DiBruno Bros.
Esposito’s – one of the BEST places for meats and fish
The Spice Corner is one of my favorite spots to hang out in. I pretty much cleaned them out of their pumpkin spice coffee (one for SL and the rest for yours truly). I picked up a number of spices, some great loose teas and some stuff for a upcoming holiday contest… Everything there is fresh, the people are so sweet and helpful and
I headed to Fante’s to see what was new in all things Le Creuset, Global and more. Plus, I was craving some good coffee so I dropped by their coffee shop to get a fabulous Cafe au Lait and pumpkin biscotti.
Claudio’s beckoned and in I went to purchase some pantry staples i.e. quick polenta, gnocci and some other goodies. Trust me, check out the photos of the cheeses below. I could have done WAY more damage but they wouldn’t have lasted on the way back to Orlando. :::sigh:::
Isn’t that cheese selection divine? Oh how I wanted to throw a Philly soiree. Claudio’s – can you please open a shop in Orlando, pretty please?
Chocolates and Gelato? Wait – a minute -homemade gelato? Now I’m really overwhelmed and thinking “Can I just wear jeans tonight and leave the form-fitting dress for another day?” I decide to bring some treats back for the gals as thanks for everything they did for my birthday and pick up a little somethin’ somethin’ for me too.
The homemade truffles were divine. My favorite was the Sea Salt Caramel and the gals loved the Hazelnut and Kahlua ones. If you can, order a box for someone you love during the holidays. They will adore it.
So, to give a little holiday gift to two lucky blog readers, leave a comment on this post NO LATER than Dec. 7, 2008 telling me about either your experiences in my favorite city, Philadelphia, or if you haven’t been to Philly, what is your favorite holiday recipe/goodie to share with others. We’ll pick two winners using a Random Number Generator and I’ll have a little something from Antonio’s shipped your way for the holiday season. Make sure to include your email!!!
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