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  • by ziggy (25) on 2005.05.15 12:01 (#40424) Journal
    Man, do I miss DiBruno's...
    Their expansion might find them competing against the likes of Dean & Deluca, a corporate foodie giant that had its eyes on Philly.
    I stop by the Dean and Deluca in Georgetown periodically, and Balducci's is colonizing a couple of long standing gourmet shops in the area. (And I do my best to visit D&D in the SoHo when I visit NYC, too.)

    The sad thing is that D&D is coasting on fumes at this point. Their tea shelves seem impressive on first glance, until you look deeper and see the selection isn't really that broad or great. And a decent part of their stock still says Best Before 12-2003. And that's just the stuff that has best-by dates. I could go on, but overall, D&D is just depressing now, especially compared to what it used to be, and what it could be if they just put a little more effort into the operation.

    Balducci's is better, but still misses something. If nothing else, it doesn't have that personal touch that you get at DiBruno's.