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At A&A Fine Foods, protein purveyors continue the tradition of Italian gourmet meat markets with choice-cut meats, fresh seafood, and ready-to-eat delicacies. Butchers stand poised behind the deli counter to slice up slabs of house-made italian sausage ($5.99/lb.), grass-fed boneless rib steaks ($16.99), and swordfish ($9.99–$19.99). A menu of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and heros encase cured meats and imported cheeses in house-baked breads ($7.50–$10.25). Additionally, a vast catering menu treats party guests and fellow jury members to hot platters of baked stuffed clams ($2.50/each) and miniature italian meatballs ($3/5 pc.).
A&A Fine Foods
A&A Fine Foods, which first opened its doors in 1992, helps customers line their pantry shelves or banquet tables with gourmet comestibles the likes of meat, bread, cookies, olive oil, cheese, and pasta. Behind gleaming display cases of hormone-free chicken and Boar's Head meats, A&A's butchers prepare homemade italian sausage and slice marbled cuts of grass-fed beef with the steady hands of a brain surgeon playing Jenga. The deli's staff can accommodate lunchtime cravings or catering requests by ladling bowls of house-made soups out of its percolating cauldrons and crafting hearty sandwiches or wraps with such ingredients as grilled eggplant and imported provolone.