Sammy and Annie Foods opens on Bleecker Street

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - For those looking for a new place to try for a meal, a new Italian store and cafe has opened on Bleecker Street.

Sammy and Annie Foods, which was named after owner Christopher Giruzzi's grandmother, officially opened Monday. The cafe is at 717 Bleecker St.

Giruzzi's foods have been featured at local farmers markets. He said he named the restaurant after his grandparents because they passed on the love of cooking.

Giruzzi says his restaurant is adding to the growth of the area and to the international feel of Bleecker.

"Right now, through December, we're focusing on handmade Christmas cookies and pastries," Giruzzi said. "We have 14 different types of cookies and Christmas specialties."

There is also a large selection of homemade pasta, sauces and their signature item -- pickled green tomatoes.

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