Bocce Men,Vinyl, Soul Food, Wood Fired Pizza and Books 

IMG_0171.JPGUnder new ownership as of last Monday-  Jeff Gallagher is the new owner of JUKE records– click to read Post-Gazette article.


There are hardback books, CDs and cassette tapes, too. Check it out for a walk down memory lane.


The Bocce Tournament is Saturday.  We missed the celebrity bocce on Thursday night with Mayor Peduto and Franco Harris. Heard it was fun

I was able to show some of the men their photos from two, three and four years ago.  Must have been out of town last year. One of my favorite city posts are the men playing bocce at night years ago



anthonyadamAnthony and Adam Marino.  Twins/brothers.  I was able to show them photos from previous years.  See links above.


Did you know?

Nana’s Place by Gibsons- Homemade Soul Food in Bloomfield.

Takeout.  Call your order in and pick up. A nice place to sit and wait, pictured below.Cash only which is always good to know ahead of time.  I’m going to return another day and photograph the women cooking and working for the People at Work series, THANK YOU.


IMG_0195“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends….”live music across the street




Wood Fired Pizza below.




And I bought a book for the grandkids at East End Book ExchangeEast End Book Exchange   They say they have rare books, too.









15 thoughts on “Bocce Men,Vinyl, Soul Food, Wood Fired Pizza and Books 

  1. Can’t wait to go on Sunday. We try to go every year. There is so much to see and enjoy. A good time for all.

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  3. Not so sure about the zombie caputal bit, but the rest looks good. Bocce looks like bocci, which we should be seeing at the paralympics shortly now the warm up session has almost finished.

    • Thanks Isobel. Movie The Night of the Living Dead was filmed at a local mall years ago- I think that started the Zombie thing. Always nice of you to visit and leave a good word.

  4. When I was a boy, bocce was THE game of summer Sundays, followed closely by night-ending games of pinochle. I can almost here the thud of the balls landing on the turf. I’ve not seen, let alone played, the game in decades. Thanks for the reminder, Ruth. I need to see when and where the locals here play bocci. That’s sure to be a nostalgia-filled experience.

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