Snackshot of the Day: The Feast of San Gennaro

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San Gennaro, Little Italy
Snackshot of the Day: The Feast of San Gennaro

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking. Today's Snackshot was taken at the Feast of San Gennaro in New York City in September, 2011.

This year marks the 86th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, a salute to the patron saint of Naples that takes place on the streets of Little Italy over the course of 11 days, from Thursday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. The feast has been presented by the nonprofit organization Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro) since 1996, and is expected to draw more than a million people (at least, according to the organizers).

In recent years, the feast has gotten attention for some of the street food going upscale. But there's something about the old-school New York Italian-American street food and the people who prepare it that while touristy, certainly does hold a important place in the heart. Case in point, the braciole sandwich. Hey, how's your braciole?

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