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harlem tip of the day - country ham and more

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harlem tip of the day - country ham and more

mark satlof | Jan 9, 2001 09:18 AM

It's not a restaurant, but it is, i think of interest to chowhounds: a new southern grocery that opened up a couple months ago on the east side of seventh avenue just north of 138th st. Though the sign leftover from previous tenants -- "Beauty Supply" -- still hangs, it's a tiny market that looks like it was lifted out of a dusty crossroads in Georgia (where most of the stock comes from). Smoked pork parts, slab bacon and massive double yoke eggs fill the refrigerator on one wall; white lily flour, cornbread mixes, cans of boiled peanuts and the like line the other. Behind the counter hang a couple dozen Georgia country hams. Out front, weather permitting, are piles of collard and turnip greens. And two weeks ago, they had a special: racoon, which they only sell whole (I'd wanted to buy a pound of the white meat).

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