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Friday Photo: International olives, Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., 2012

Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., September 2012

Outside the market of Arles, France, I have not seen as many olives as those available at The Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, known as Pittsburgh’s #1 Italian import store, located in the Strip District. In addition to this selection of olives from Italy, Greece, Morocco, Chile, California, and France, the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company also sells fresh and imported pasta, local bread, bulk olive oil and balsamic vinegar, European deli meats such as capicollo and prosciutto, fresh produce, Italian sodas and cookies and candy, and 200,000 pounds of domestic and international cheese per week. Visit on a Saturday to be caught up by the nostalgic rush of the crowds made up of locals, foodies, and tourists.

Pennsylvania Macaroni Co
2010-2012 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
http://www.pennmac.com

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2 thoughts on “Friday Photo: International olives, Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., Pittsburgh

  1. RogueAnthropologist on said:

    Why is it called the Strip District?

  2. What a good question. I had to look it up. It’s a really narrow but long strip of shops – about 20 blocks long but three blocks wide. Here’s some history: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/how-did-the-strip-district-get-its-name-if-i-tell-visitors-we-are-going-to-the-strip-district-they-immediately-get-an-entirely-different/Content?oid=1340388

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