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What’s Cooking on 1060: A High-End Café on Wheels, An Italian Beer Bistro, and ‘Latkepalooza’

(Damien Pileggi and John Adams in the Rival Bros. coffee truck.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Damien Pileggi and John Adams in the Rival Bros. coffee truck. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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“I’m John Adams and I’m Damien Pileggi from Rival Brothers Coffee Roasters, and here’s What’s Cooking on 1060!”

By Hadas Kuznits

These middle school friends are bringing gourmet coffee to Love Park and then University City on weekday mornings, with beans that are roasted in Northeast Philadelphia.

Even their truck is special.

“First of all, it’s gorgeous,” says Adams.  “It’s a rebuild of a Ford E-350 Stepvan, and it’s essentially a café on wheels.  Everything inside the truck is something you would find at any high-end café throughout the city or anywhere in the country.”

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(Credit: Rival Bros.)

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Listen to Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with John Adams of Rival Brothers in this CBS Philly podcast…


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On the topic of other foods you can’t live without, Gordon Dinnerman opens “Birra” on Passyunk Avenue.

“It’s Italian for beer, which we have plenty of,” Dinnerman tells KYW Newsradio, “nine drafts and 50 to 60 bottles at all times.  Italian craft, American craft, and more wide specialties as well.”

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(One of the pizza offerings at Birra. Photo provided)

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So why open an Italian beer restaurant?

“Pizza and beer anyone?” is his quick reply.

Hear Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with Gordon Dinnerman in this CBS Philly podcast…


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And if it’s Jewish comfort food you crave, the Gershman Y hosts its eighth annual “Latkepalooza” this Sunday.  Executive director Sherry Rubin says you’ve never tasted potato pancakes like these before.
“We have a Chinese vegetarian one, a Greek one from Estia, a Spanish one from Bar Ferdinand, one from Tashan, which is Indian.  So you can cook them all kinds of ways, and it’s really fun to se how they all come out!”

Hear Hadas’ full interview with Sherry Rubin in this CBS Philly podcast…


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For this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”

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