05 April 2011

Esposito Pork Store Back When

The other day, I stopped by Hell's Kitchen's Esposito Pork Store, home of sucking pigs and "picnic shoulders," to pick up some sausage. Inside, I saw a couple old photos of the store back in the day. I thought they were worth posting here.

Giovanni Esposito was out butcher back then, and the emphasis was Italian meats. I think that's Giovanni and his son in the photo.

I'm assuming this photo was a couple decades later, judging by the signage, and the increase in English. Giovanni's still in charge. And look: "Smoked Picnics"!

I ordered some Italian sausage, by the way, which it's apparent they've been making for more than 100 years. Amazing stuff.

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