Group 9 : Matt, Keith, Nicole
One day walking around Olney/Logan in Philadelphia can lead you to restaraunts, bars, shops, and corner markets that cater to all types of ethnic foods. But who would have guessed a Portuguese soccer bar would have an incredible taste for brewing up some seriously tasty espresso.
That's not the best part, though. Apparently they don't charge for it. Filinto Marques, owner of Cafe Liz off of Fifth and Tabor Streets, did an initial preparation interview last Wednesday when he offered me some espresso.
He pulled a lever and let the ground espresso beans fill a little metal cup with a handle. He then set it into a machine, and pulled another lever that pressed it firmly in the cup, and within seconds it was dripping into a tiny little cup.
I was under the impression he was treating me when he didn't charge for it as he was a really nice guy, but when our group went back later that weekend, everyone was getting free espresso. Maybe a traditional Portuguese gesture in a bar, maybe not.
"It's good, isn't it?" Filinto knew his machine was top notch.