Today my wife and I took a quick trip up the Parkway to do a little food shopping in the old heavily Italian and Polish towns of Garfield and Lodi NJ. Our first stop was Vitamia's Ravioli Store, which some NJ sources say has the best Ravioli in New Jersey. http://www.pastaboy.com/
Well, the Ravioli, which we had for dinner, was excellent. Best in State? Possibly, but we have pretty dam good Ravioli right here in Scotch Plains at Florence Ravioli.
It was the OTHER STUFF that we wound up buying and taking home for lunch for today and tomorrow that we are raving about. All kinds of Italian Prepared goodies on the counters and displayed in the glass cases in this old-school shop.
For lunch today we each had a rice ball (excellent) and something neither of us had ever seen before, a Sicilian Onion Pie. Basically it's a huge slice of Sicilian Pizza (about 2x the size of a normal sicilian slice and 4x the weight) topped with a baked breadcrumb and cooked onion mixture. Just fantastic.
Tomorrow's lunch: an individual bakery pizza, and a slice of sausage bread.
We bought so much food on impulse that we skipped our 2nd stop, the Piast Meats Polish Castle on Passaic Street, and instead headed home for Lunch Italian Style. http://www.piast.com/pages/contact
After today and tomorrow, and with Thanksgiving coming up, I'm already about 3 pounds in the hole with no letup in sight. Skipping the Polish Store is what passes for a diet this time of year.
PS: CC, that pernil looks great. Where from? You've got to keep us Jersey people fully informed. Thanks.
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