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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Noir, Pollyodd and Mancuso’s team up to create a boozy water ice

Noir, at 1909 E Passyunk Ave., has teamed up with the Pollyodd lemoncello shop and Mancuso’s cheese shop, which are both across the street, to create a couple water ice cocktails.

Pic from noir, via Grubstreet

Pic from noir, via Grubstreet

Grub Street reports that:

The cherry-favored brain-freezer is made with Mancuso’s cherry water ice and house-infused cherry vodka. The lemon and chocolate versions use the ice maker’s lemon and chocolate flavors, and Pollyodd’s lemoncello or chocolatecello. All run six bucks a piece, come garnished with a pretzel, and are available now.

$6? Not bad.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Old School Spotlight: Mancuso & Son Cheese Importers on Passyunk

NOTE: We at the Passyunk Post focus almost exclusively on what’s new in the neighborhood, but South Philly wouldn’t be such a great place if it weren’t for all that came before that. For that reason, we’ve decided to launch the Old School Spotlight, an occasional feature in which we demystify some of those places that have been around forever. Want to nominate a place for an Old School Spotlight? Email us at punk@passyunkpost.com.

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Across the street from Adobe, Le Virtu, Fuel and Noir hides a little mom-and-pop store that most people don’t notice, despite that it’s been open for 70 years.

Lucio Mancuso & Son (1902 E. Passyunk) makes their own cheese (we got a delicious sampling of ricotta, mozzarella and baked mozzarella on our visit) and stocks a large array of imported items from Italy. The store is packed to the gills with coffee, biscotti, olives, bread, meats, olive oil and pasta. And the cheese is top quality.

Basically, we’re saying you don’t necessarily have to schlep up to DiBruno Bros. We got this.

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