By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 15th annual “Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival” takes place this weekend at Penn’s Landing, to benefit childhood cancer research.
Founder Jeff Kahn (top photo) says the event was inspired by his son Josh, and all proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research.
“I think they come there for the ice cream,” Kahn tells What’s Cooking. “By the time they leave, yes, their tummies are full, but everybody gets a handout and they understand what the (charitable) cause is.”
Hear the full “Super Scooper Ice Cream Festival” interview (runs 10:26)…
Restaurant chef-owner Michael Solomonov (below) says it’s always a good time.
“We always have weird themes. Last year it was ‘Zombie Luau,’ the year before that was ‘Love Boat,’ and the year before that was ‘Jersey Shore.’ And we usually invite tons of chefs from the city that do sort of thematic hors d’oeuvres, and then Zahav does the main course.”
Hear the full “Klezmer Inferno” interview (runs 4:12)…
And later in the week, the Spirit of Philadelphia hosts summer fireworks dinner cruises on the Delaware River.
“This year our fireworks cruises are Tuesday, July 2nd, and Saturday, July 6th,” says Mary Rinaldo (below), general manager of Entertainment Cruises, the parent company of the Spirit of Philadelphia.
Rinaldo says dinner and drinks are served as the ship cruises out to the fireworks barge and back.
“So we literally are underneath the fireworks, as close as you can get,” she notes.
Hear the full “Fireworks Dinner Cruises” interview (runs 4:59)…
And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”