There are no camera tricks, green screens, or digital touchups at Hollywood Meat Market?just homemade sausages and high-quality meats cut to order and served by butchers who genuinely care about their craft. It's been that way since the shop opened in 1921, long before meat could be ordered off the Internet or consumed in delicious pill form. The family-owned business, which is now in its fourth generation of ownership, continues to send customers home with succulent cuts of beef, veal, and lamb, as well as other specialties, including ducks, capons, geese, and rabbits. As for pork, Hollywood Meat Market roasts entire pigs, with some of the shop's hogs tipping the scale at 150 pounds.
With an eclectic background in mathematical studies, football, and youth counseling, Dr. Charles Grim could have headed in many professional directions. His desire to better the lives of others and his contempt for invertebrates ultimately pointed toward a career in chiropractics and holistic wellness, leading him to found the Pennsylvania Center for Wellness. Whether helping clients manage pain without drugs or detoxifying the body through ionic footbaths, Dr. Grim and his staff bring genuine compassion to their practice. During free consultations, they work with clients to select the massage, chiropractic treatment, or nonsurgical laser procedure that best suits the individual's needs and lifestyle.
The inventory at Philly Sweettooth is basically an encyclopedia of candy. There you'll find sour candies such as Cry Baby Tears and Sour Patch Cherries, chocolates such as brownie dough bites and espresso malt balls, and a rainbow of rock candy flavors. The store also makes gift baskets and sells candy by the pound for weddings and other events.
For nearly 100 years, hungry Philadelphians have turned to Cappuccio's Meats for their supper supplies. Opened by Domenico and Caterina Cappuccio in 1920 and now in its third generation of ownership, Cappuccio's sells fresh cuts of meat, but it's the homemade Italian sausage?more than 29 varieties, in fact?that's given Cappuccio's a reputation among Philly's best food vendors. In its Best of 2013 issue, Philadelphia magazine lauded the chicken sausages, especially the ones made with provolone and spinach. Staff from Cappuccio's can often be found grilling and selling their sausage at local festivals, including a booth at the annual Italian Market Festival in May, drawing visits from famous fans including Frankie Avalon and Jerry Blavat eager to autograph the sausage with their teeth.
Catering to all the grocery needs of its Northern Liberties neighborhood residents, Palm Tree Market packs its shelves. There are all manner of canned goods, paper products, cleaning supplies and packaged staples like pasta, rice and bread. But this is more than just a big bodega; a deli counter supplies Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, which can be sliced to order and taken home, or layered into a sandwich on site, which go perfectly with a rotation of fresh soups. Refrigerator and freezer cases hold everything from ice cream to frozen dinners to prepared salads, and sit alongside a small selection of fresh produce. Grab a coffee, sit at one of the two bistro tables in the front window and watch the action on North Second Street, or peruse the listings on the community bulletin board.