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What’s Cooking on 1060: Welcoming Summer and the 4th of July

(Jeff Kahn enjoys an ice cream pop.  File photo provided)

(Jeff Kahn enjoys an ice cream pop. File photo provided)

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By Hadas Kuznits

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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)…

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And on Monday, July 1st, the folks from Zahav restaurant take over Morgan’s Pier, on the Delaware riverfront, with their “Klezmer Inferno,” kicking off the 4th of July holiday week.

Restaurant chef-owner Michael Solomonov (below) says it’s always a good time.

(Owner Michael Solomonov, wearing dark glasses, wig, and cutoffs, cuts up in his restaurant "Zahav" in preparation for "Klezmer Inferno."  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Owner Michael Solomonov, wearing dark glasses, wig, and cutoffs, cuts up in his restaurant “Zahav” in preparation for “Klezmer Inferno.” Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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“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)…

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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.  

(Mary Rinaldo poses on the outdoor upper deck of the Spirit of Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

(Mary Rinaldo poses on the outdoor upper deck of the Spirit of Philadelphia. Photo provided)

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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)…

 

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

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