Adam and Andrew Erace Bios

Adam and Andrew are the hosts of the brand-new series Great American Food Finds.

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Andrew Erace

Born and raised in an Italian-American home in South Philadelphia, Andrew Erace fell in love with food at a young age. While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked weekends in catering and restaurants, and ate his way throughout Asia and Europe. Upon graduation, Andrew became involved in local redevelopment projects and real estate. A natural self-starter, he quickly realized that entrepreneurship was where he needed to be.

Andrew witnessed the renaissance taking place on South Philadelphia’s East Passyunk Avenue and wanted to become part of it. Passionate about the local food movement, he and his brother, Adam, established Green Aisle Grocery in 2009, a boutique market stocking farm-fresh, artisanal and high-quality goods. Their business has since expanded with the creation of their own product line — think Blueberry Cardamom Preserves, Raw Pistachio Butter and Pickled Sriracha Kaffir Carrots. They opened a second storefront in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood in 2014 and are planning to open their third in the Fishtown area. Green Aisle has received extensive recognition from local, national and international publications.

When he’s not at Green Aisle, Andrew is an avid traveler, Sixers fan and real estate geek currently living in South Philly. Find him on the beach at the Jersey shore come summertime.

Adam Erace

Adam Erace started out as a South Philly kid whose dinner plate was devoid of vegetables, and whose foods were categorized into no-touch zones. He’s all grown up now and has become a food and beverage writer, restaurant critic, and travel journalist who regularly eats trotters and tripe.

Adam has written about everyone from Noma’s René Redzepi to Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Details, Fortune, Southern Living, Men's Journal, Food & Wine, and Condé Nast Traveler. He has won the Pennsylvania Keystone Award for feature beat reporting, the New Jersey Press Association Award for critical writing, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Bert Greene Award for food journalism.

A lifelong traveler and aviation nerd, Adam considers his favorite destinations to include Sicily, New Orleans and Bangkok. But his real passion lies in his hometown, Philly, and his neighborhood; that's why in 2009, he, along with his brother, Andrew, opened Green Aisle Grocery, a market that keeps his neighbors’ kitchens full of interesting, delicious, local foods. Their idea was contagious, and the brothers are now in the process of opening their third store.

Adam lives with his wife, Charlotte, and dogs in the East Passyunk area of Philadelphia.

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