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!

What are your favorite dives? marts? markets?


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