Originally Posted by Silver
And don't forget to buy a soft pretzel.
I worked in downtown Philadelphia for over 15 years. Pretzel vendors would be at almost every corner, storing their pretzels in their armpits to keep them warm. In warm weather.....sleeveless t-shirts were often worn, and the pretzels were still in the armpit.
My favorite pretzel vendor story. At least 50 years ago, my Mom took me on a center-city walking trip. She loved to shop at Lit Brothers at 8th and Market. We walked along Market Street, and on each corner was a pretzel vendor. We were stopped, waiting for the light to change, and a nearby pretzel vendor took out a handkerchief, blew his nose in it, and then wiped the inside glass of the case.