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What’s Cooking on 1060: Celebrity Chef’s New Home, Car Show And Street Festival, A. Bar Opens

Celebrity chef Chad Durkin outside his new home, Kermit's Bake Shoppe. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Celebrity chef Chad Durkin outside his new home, Kermit’s Bake Shoppe. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chad Durkin is a celebrity chef and his fans can now find him at Kermit’s Bake Shoppe in South Phiadelphia:

“I was once on Next Great Baker.  I’ve also been on Food Network Challenge,” he said

Durkin says the new bakery is offering sweet and savory foods:

“You can come in, be like, ‘oh I’m kinda hungry’, grab a slice, and you can grab dessert for when you go home later tonight.  You can romance!  I’m like the best date night ever!  You just come and be like, ‘oh I kinda screwed up, I forgot my anniversary, let me go to Kermit’s real fast and grab me like a cake and a tart and I’m gonna look like a hero’!”

Hear the full Chad Durkin interview (runs 6:01)…

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Also in South Philly, Paola Chiavatti of Mamma Maria’s says the 8th annual Car Show and Street Festival takes place on East Passyunk Avenue near her restaurant this Sunday:

“I mean, we had 7,000 people last year.  When you have that many people, it’s like somebody comes over to your house. What do you do?  You want to make sure you have something.”

Paola Chiavatti, GM of Mamma Maria's, will be dishing out a feast this weekend. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Paola Chiavatti, General Manager of Mamma Maria’s, is ready for a big weekend.  (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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She says being an Italian restaurant, there’s no way they can let people go home hungry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear the full Mamma Maria interview (runs 10:55)…

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And A. Bar at 18th and Walnut is now open.

General Manager Todd Rogers says the former Kiel’s store was turned into the sister establishment to nearby A. Kitchen:

“It’s definitely more casual here, more of a bar atmosphere, but with a raw bar focus on some fantastic oysters, real strong cocktail program.”

General Manager Todd Rogers inside A. Bar. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

General Manager Todd Rogers inside A. Bar. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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Hear the full A. Bar interview (runs 7:16)…

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

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