Philadelphia Weekly food critic Adam Erace will be on the other side of the aisle, so to speak, when he and his younger brother Andrew open Green Aisle Grocery at 1618 East Passyunk Avenue - the same foodie-centric block of the Avenue that is home to Capogiro and the about-to-open Fond. The Erace brothers just started revamping the tiny - and we mean tiny - space, which, by spatial necessity, will carry an edited collection of foodstuffs - from local produce to pantry items, or, as he describes it “everyday staples as well as unusual edible curios.”
Some highlights: pastas from James chef James Burke and Antoine Amrani chocolates from the eponymous former Le Bec-Fin pastry chef. Andrew will be the face of the business and Adam plans to recuse himself from reviewing any local restaurants. They’re hoping to have Green Aisle open by mid-September, but depending on how the old L&I; shuffle goes, it may end up as late as mid-October. Erace also gave us a peek at the Red Tettemer-designed logo, pictured.
Green Aisle Grocery, 1618 East Passyunk Ave.