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A graffiti artist hits the downtown Phoenicia — and the results are delicious

A graffiti artist hits the downtown Phoenicia — and the results are delicious

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Gonzo247 Market Bar, Pheonicia, June 2012
Yummy! 247 is on display inside MKT Bar through Aug. 31. Photo by Karen Burd
Gonzo247 Market Bar Pheonicia, "Candy Drip", June 2012
Photo by Karen Burd
Gonzo247 Market Bar Pheonicia, June 2012
Photo by Karen Burd
Gonzo247 Market Bar Pheonicia, "Put Some Pep in your step" and "Garaunteed Fresh", June 2012
Photo by Karen Burd
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Gonzo247 Market Bar, Pheonicia, June 2012
Gonzo247 Market Bar Pheonicia, "Candy Drip", June 2012
Gonzo247 Market Bar Pheonicia, June 2012
Gonzo247 Market Bar Pheonicia, "Put Some Pep in your step" and "Garaunteed Fresh", June 2012

In New York, those of us poor souls without air conditioning would escape into grocery stores during summer to cool off a bit (and maybe buy some gelato). But through August 31, there's a much cooler reason to head to Phoenicia Specialty Foods downtown.

The grocery store collaborated with graffiti artist Gonzo 247 to create "Yummy! 247," a collection of grocery-inspired art that includes everything from soy sauce to cartoon logos to green peppers. It will change the way you think about art and food, and maybe even make you hungry. (Luckily, Phoenicia can help you out with that.)

The exhibition is on display inside Phoenicia's MKT Bar through August 31. All the works on display are for sale, but many were snatched up on opening night.

It's not the first time that Phoenicia's downtown store has had art on display — in fact, manager Haig Tcholakian says the downtown location has included other artists since its opening, and was even included in FotoFest.

But something about Gonzo 247's bright colors and playful style is attracting even more attention.