Restaurant Reviews, The Neighborhood Files, Business
DiBruno Brothers Wows Ardmore With Grand Opening Celebration
March 31 marked the long anticipated grand opening celebration of DiBruno Brothers in the Ardmore Farmers Market in Suburban Square.
By Carla Zambelli
March 31 marked the grand opening reception for Philadelphia-based DiBruno Brothers in the Ardmore Farmers Market in Suburban Square.
DiBruno's began in 1939, when brothers Danny and Joe DiBruno opened a small market on 9th Street in the heart of the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. There is still no place like the original DiBruno's. It’s a true slice of foodie heaven.
I grew up going to DiBruno's with my family.....When you walked into the long and very narrow store that was DiBruno's on 9th Street, it was a feast for the eyes and other senses, with cheeses and cured meats suspended from the ceilings, shelves lining the walls (covering floor to ceiling) with all sorts of foods and coffees. Large oak barrels lined up like soldiers filled with olives, pepperoncini, and other pickled things in brine whose spicy, salty aromas wafted up to you in the store....The Ardmore Market is a very clean and well lit modern space, yet DiBruno's, as they have with their other stores, has maintained the feeling of the Italian Market. They spared no expense and treated all of the guests to the delectable treats that made them famous, in addition to samplings from their catering menu.
Shockingly enough, the only Lower Merion official at this was Commissioner Cheryl Gelber. And that is truthfully fine, yet for all the prattling on this township does about supporting the business community, it seems if there is not a hard hat and tax payer funded ribbon-cutting ceremony involved, ya just don't see them...