An Italian Piazza in Metro Detroit

Jun 09, 2014 662

Whole Foods is great and Trader Joe's has clever old-timey drawings on their flyers but I grew up toddling behind my parents at places like Arcuri's Cheese World, the European Pantry and a small Hungarian bakery that may or may not have had an official name.

Sure, my hometown had an A&P and two mid-size family markets called Pupo's and Commisso's, but it's those small, specialty European stores that caught my attention most. The sights, smells and people. We'd stop in for some groceries and stay for a coffee (dad) or an ice cream (me).

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