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What’s Cooking On 1060: Red Sauce, Tasmanian Truffle, and Homemade Ice Cream

(Owner Marcie Turney provides a sneak peek at an outdoor portion of her new restaurant, Little Nonna's.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Owner Marcie Turney provides a sneak peek at an outdoor portion of her new restaurant, Little Nonna’s. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 13th Street corridor in center city Philadelphia is getting a “red sauce joint.”  Restaurateur/developer Marcie Turney and her partner, Valerie Safran, are expanding their mini-empire to 1234 Locust Street in early September, with Little Nonna’s.

“Little Nonna is ‘little grandma,’ so it was the perfect name for an Italian-American restaurant,” Turney tells What’s Cooking.

“We’ll have meatballs, but if I’m doing meatballs I want the best meatballs you’ve ever sunk your teeth into,” she says.  “We’ll have the classic Sunday gravy.”

Hear the full “Little Nonna’s” interview (runs 10:08)…

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Meanwhile, Philly Flavors has opened its third ice cream and water ice shop, at 44 South 19th Street, near Chestnut.

“This location is kind of like a boardwalk location,” says owner Damon Andreacchio (below).

(Damon Andreacchio at his third Philly Flavors store.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Damon Andreacchio at his third Philly Flavors store. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)


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“We have a variety of homemade ice cream, homemade Italian ice, homemade sugar-free, we do a homemade nonfat frozen yogurt, and now we’re getting into a Greek soft vanilla and a Greek mixed-berry yogurt.”

Hear the full “Philly Flavors” interview (runs 5:55)…

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And Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust Street, is offering shavings from their humongous Australian truffle for any dish on their menu.  

General manager Seth Lieberman explains a generous order of truffle shavings costs $10, and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Garces Family Foundation.

“This thing is about the size of a grapefruit,” Lieberman (below) says.  “I’ve never seen… I don’t think anyone in this kitchen has ever seen one this large before!”

(Garces Trading Company general manager Seth Lieberman shows off the restaurant's huge Tazmanian truffle.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Garces Trading Company general manager Seth Lieberman shows off the restaurant’s huge ruffle. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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Lieberman says the truffle is a French variety that grows in Tasmania.

Hear the full “Garces Trading Company” interview (runs 4:41)…

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

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