This Old School Italian Shop in Brooklyn is Run By The Best Father and Son Duo

Jul 03, 2019 217

On a nondescript, two way street just off the B1 bus stop on Avenue X stands a bagel shop, nail salon, and, tucked just in between, the billowing, green, white and red Italian flag decorating the A&S Pork Store.

The 73-year-old Italian Salumeria, or “pork store”, is run by Joseph Paolillo, aka Joe Sr, and his son, Joe Pork. For over 40 years, the shop has been in the Paolillo family and has been a neighborhood staple in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The two are so renowned for their food and personalities, that they’ve been approached and filmed by not one, but TWO reality shows about their shop.

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