Here is the final part of our tour of Reading Terminal Market with Rick Nichols. For Part I, click here.
Molly Malloy’s, a new gastropub at the market, gave us a taste of Lancaster Brewing Company’s Shoo-Fly porter. Interesting.
These two look mischievious. On the left is Domenic Spataro, of Spataro’s Cheesesteaks, whose father opened up in 1947 as a buttermilk stand and at 94, still comes in to help out.
Rick touting one of his favorite market finds: brussel sprouts from Benuel Kauffman of Kauffman’s Lancaster County Produce. As you can see, there are all kinds of other goodies he brings in from Lancaster.
Anna Florio of La Cucina at the Market hosted us in the lovely space she offers cooking classes.
Tommy DiNic’s roast pork sandwich with broccoli rabe is a “transcendantal experience” according to Rick Nichols; I agree. Here is he is explaining how this masterpiece starts with a pork shoulder in the wee hours of the morning and is cooked long and lovingly until tender and ready for sandwiches. Even before the profiles from the Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and the Travel Channels Man v. Food, the lines of people at lunchtime could be daunting.
While Anna Florio and friend prepares four kinds of apples for us to taste, generously donated by the Fair Food Farmstand. Rick’s new favorite is the Gold Rush with a lingering hint of ginger on the finish.
Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 5:oo pm