Greased Pole Climbing and Cannoli: Our Favorite Photos From the Italian Market Festival

May 23, 2018 207

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival returned in all its glory this past Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers stuffed their faces with the city’s finest cannoli, ravioli and Mexican mango flowers while watching groups of people with Crisco clumps in their hair grunt and grimace as they climb atop each other to scale a 30-foot greased pole topped with sausage and cheese.

Personally, I enjoyed the market on Saturday by trying every cannoli that I passed to find the best one. That meant eating four cannoli to determine that, as I suspected, Isgro Pastries takes the cake. (Termini Brothers was a close second, though.)

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