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LINCROFT: ALEO’S MOVEABLE FEAST

121215aleo3The helpful employees at Aleo Italian Specialties get customer orders out quickly. Below, some of the many gourmet takeout options.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

By SUSAN ERICSON

121215aleo4Stepping into Aleo Italian Specialties in the Acme shopping center on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, PieHole was immediately hit with a feeling of deja vu.

The aroma of cheese and garlic surrounds you, calling to mind Arthur Avenue, the famous Little Italy shopping area in the Bronx. Then there’s the sight of food — everywhere. Hanging salami and cheese; shelves filled with rustic fresh breads from Brooklyn; imported dry pasta; and deli counters teeming with house-made delicacies. Your mouth waters and you forget what you came in for.

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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? CAPPY AND FRESH MOZ

A&G what's for lunchThe A&G Special from A&G Italian Fine Foods in Little Silver (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

On a friend’s suggestion, PieHole stopped by the deli on the corner of Oceanport and Silverside avenues in Little Silver. A&G Italian Fine Foods opened just before Thanksgiving in the location vacated by Giovanni’s over a year ago.

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