[yiddish] To eat like an animal, i.e., quickly, noisily, and in great quantity.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market and Farmers Market

I love sauntering through the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market on 39th between 9th and 10th. I have never had too much luck there, maybe a brooch or two. But its still fun to sift through the ugly sweaters, funky hats, dusty jewelry, and old things that may or may not qualify as antiques.

On my past visit, however, I was lucky and came across some adorable vintage aprons. For $8, I had to pick one up, even though it is similar to an Amish apron I own. The owner lady mentioned she doesn't often display them, so if you do come across them, pick some up. They make great gifts- so useful and pretty.

Further north on 43rd St (also between 9th and 10th Ave) a small-scale farmer's market is held until 3:30 on Saturdays. I never knew about this and quite pleased to have another market to walk through to make my gorgeous Saturday that much better. Unfortunately since I had dinner plans, I did not pick up any of the meat, cheese, or veggies. But I had no choice when I saw a pickle and olive stand selling full sours. I got a pint for $4 and although they lacked the snap that I look for, the flavor was closer to what I require of my pickles. Its hard to find real full sours out there and these did a fine job.