When Felice and I wrote our D*S Baltimore Guide, there were definitely places we left off the list, not because they weren’t awesome enough, but just not appropriate to that specific guide we were writing. Down the line, I’d love to create a “hole in the wall” type guide of unexpected finds; this week I visited one of those places – Trinacria. It’s located at Paca and Mulberry streets and in a most unsuspecting area. You open the grim looking door of a dated storefront (I love the old-school sign) and inside is a wonderland of Italian goods. Despite the empty street outside, the store is overflowing with people inside (I thought it was just because I went at lunch hour, but I’m told it’s like this at all hours). It’s no wonder it’s so popular from the $3.99 bottles of wine to the giant vat of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy, or the homemade marinara sauce and the stuff your own conollis. Oh, and the bread- the bread is to die for! . . .Definitely a place that is worth the wait!
December 21, 2007 at 3:07 pm //
happy holidays to you, too! xoxo
December 21, 2007 at 5:49 pm //
I LOVE this place! Their Muffalatas (sp?) are to die for. MMM… I might just have to brave the cold and hustle over there for lunch today!
December 22, 2007 at 7:14 pm //
So glad you inspired Alex to take us here for lunch on Friday – had a great fresh mozzarella sandwich and picked up some carmenere for 8 bucks – a great start to the long weekend – happy holidays…
December 23, 2007 at 11:23 am //
This place looks great! It’s amazing how a little shop can seem to transport you to somewhere far away… -X
Prêt à Voyager
December 26, 2007 at 3:03 pm //
This article has a great list of foreign markets around DC:
January 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm //
Oh man, there was no beating Trinacria. One of the places you wish you could take with you.