Monday, January 26, 2009

The Italian Mecca of DC

Have you ever wished that DC had the following - more olive oils to choose from than Italy, aisles and aisles of wine without pretentious employees hovering over your shoulder, a random type of pasta that only you love and no one knows about? If even one of those solicits a resounding "Yes!" please, please, please waste no more time; change your plans for this Saturday and go to A. Litteri in NE DC. I promise, you won't be disappointed.

Talk about an adventure. As I mentioned last week, my Dad has been raving about this place for nearly a year now and I finally took him up on an offer to check out this small Italian grocer. You're left to your own devices as soon as you walk in - customer service, they are not known for - but that's the way I like it. I walked out with three kinds of pasta, a can of good tomatoes, two bottles of red wine, anchovies and pesto --- before I thought I might lose all sense of moderation. After looking at their stock via the pictures, when's your next trip? Count me in.

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