Filicori Manhattan’s UWS

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Anthony Bourdain explains the history of American food inspired by Italian immigrants and Americans of Italian descent. Bourdain does his typical awesome job of explaining this history more concise and credible, and with more sentiment than any explanation I can imagine. He explains how Italian food morphed into jarred spaghetti sauce, meat sauce, and garlic bread. He also explains how food snobs like him turned away from Italian American food as if it were an early childhood friend who embarrassed us years later. Dear kind readers: If you follow my lead and watch a Bourdain segment, and find I am wrong, and it does not contain the explanation I claim it does then I trust you will forgive me. The chance of my lead being false is not zero. Sincerely, Tom Doody. Bourdain does this in his segment on Napoli No Reservations. I credit Bourdain for softening my own snobbery making “authentic” less important. That is until this week when I visited Filicori on Manhattan’s 123 station 96th and Broadway, Upper West Side, New York. The store and the people came from Italy recently including the napkins. No, I’m not joking they import their napkins. The only thing not Italian is how 100% of the customers sit or leave with their coffee, so I stood alone at the espresso bar where in Italy I would have had fellow customers standing with me. Filicori is va bene. »» about me 201-490-9659 twitter contact us

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