We just came from a quarter of a day of #beachday and #vitaminsea , but it feels like we are back from a mini #vacation . Except this chill in the air - it was amazing. I never realized that a sea beach can be so chilling.
But overall amazing experience , we cannot wait to go back again .
Usually this time of the year, we used to visit #kannur or #pondicherry every year, in India
How to Saturday
in the Bronx.
Last weekend, I hit Arthur Avenue, Morris Park, and Lydig Avenue for a routine food haul. I switch up each trip but I can testify that my cold cuts & fresh mutz are always from Casa Della Mozzarella, my meat is always from Vincent’s Meat Market, and my Fish is always from Randazzo’s Seafood.
This trip, we also stopped into Marie’s Coffee for some espresso cups and
lit candles in Mount Carmel.
The second leg of the trip was a stop to Conti’s Pastry Shoppe for Mother’s Day. You ask “Well, why didn’t you just go to a bakery on Arthur Ave?” The reason is the Boston Cream Pie. No one on this planet makes it like them! I’ve even stayed in the hotel where the pie originated and this is way better. Besides, showing support to Safet,
who my family has known and done business with for a very long time,
is still important to me.
So what’s my excuse for Lydig?
Fruit and vegetables. The boros have something that we lack in the county, which is corner stores where cabbage, apples, and celery won’t cost you more than $1.99. Now is it organic? No, but that’s why we go to Whole Foods.
So while my parents did the ‘push cart + people’ thing, I snagged a BEC on a roll from the Lydig Coffeehouse. The luncheonette’s changed names over the years, but that sandwich is still 👌🏼.
People watching is always a must since some funny characters are still hanging around in all 3 neighborhoods.
Bro Tip: As for the hotel in Boston? It’s the Omni Parker House. The Boston Cream Pie originated there in 1856, a year after it opened as just the Parker House. It’s Massachusetts official state dessert and is now sold for $89.
For context, Conti’s, open since 1921, made his own version, which to this day, the original recipe is still being used. I paid $17 for their smallest size. #bronx#newyork#littleitaly#borough#morrispark#718#arthurave#lydig#foodphotography#mangia#feedme#growingupitalian#groceryshopping#nycgo#saturday#foodgetaboutit