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30/11/2011

The Old Man And The Stick

The Old Man And The Stick

19/11/2011

Moe-the-Butcher, Albanese Meats and Poultry (NoLIta, Manhattan, New York City)

Moe-the-Butcher, Albanese Meats and Poultry (NoLIta, Manhattan, New York City)
The Albanese Meats and Poultry Market had its humble beginning in New York City's famous "Little Italy" in 1923.
Started by Moe-the-Butcher's father and mother, Vincenzo and Mariannina (Mary), the Albanese Family has been serving the very finest meats and poultry for nearly 85 years.
In a part of the city overrun with butchers, pork stores, and Italian deli's, Albanese Meats and Poultry distinguished itself by catering to their customers and exclusively serving many of the specialty meats and holiday favorites desired by the mostly Italian immigrant community at that time.
Then in the early 50's, Moe, after finishing college, joined the family business, as the success of the store on Elizabeth Street allowed them to expand their footprint on the Lower East Side with another store near the Williamsburg Bridge.
With his father close by his side, this is where Moe learned the trade and honed his skills as a Master Butcher- excelling in the art of skinning and butchering while formulating a keen eye for buying only the finest cuts of meat. Then with the untimely passing of Vincenzo in 1954, the new shop was closed and Moe put aside his aspirations of attending medical school to join his mother on Elizabeth Street. He's been there ever since.
Mary and Moe worked together on Elizabeth Street for nearly 50 years until her passing at the age of 97 in 2002. Now, Moe carries on the business and the great family tradition- serving only the finest cuts of meat with the same enjoyment and enthusiasm as the old days.
www.moethebutcher.com

18/11/2011

Café des 2 Moulins, Paris, France

Café des 2 Moulins
The Café des 2 Moulins (French for "Two Windmills") is a café in the Montmartre area of Paris, located at the junction of Rue Lepic and Rue Cauchois. (The address is 15, rue Lepic, 75018 Paris.) It takes its name from the two nearby historical windmills, Moulin Rouge and Moulin de la Galette. The interior consists of a bar area and multiple small tables. The café has gained considerable fame since its appearance in the 2001 film, Amélie, in which it is the workplace of the title character. It has since become a popular tourist destination.