Iannelli’s Bakery is open only about 15 days a year. But there is a way around that.

Philadelphia Best Tomato Pie Iannellis Bakery

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Klein

For the last seven years or so, Iannelli's Bakery in South Philadelphia opens only about 15 days a year — a veritable Brigadoon, selling Italian specialties such as tomato pie, stromboli, and crab gravy from a cramped Passyunk Avenue shop with an enormous brick oven.

Folks complain, so Vincent Iannelli, the third-generation owner, started shipping his tomato pies, along with his gravy (aka sauce).

Why not just keep a regular schedule? He has his reasons. Read the full article.