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What’s Cooking On 1060: Old Europe, American Revolution, and… Halloween Candy

(Stosh Stachowski outside his Royal Cracovia restaurant in Magnolia, NJ.  Photo provided)

(Stosh Stachowski outside his Royal Cracovia restaurant in Magnolia, NJ. Photo provided)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — A $3.5-million renovation of the former Magnolia Diner in Magnolia (Camden County), NJ has turned it into Royal Cracovia.

“My idea came: why we cannot bring these old dishes which we forgot about?” says owner Stosh Stachowski.   “That’s what my restaurant is about.”

The restaurant, at 501 White Horse Pike South, features old European dishes including several from Stachowski’s native Poland.

“That’s right — like pierogies, saurkraut dishes, gwumpkies (stuffed cabbage), hunting stew,” he tells What’s Cooking.

Hear the full “Royal Cracovia” interview (runs 6:48)…

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This weekend, the merchants’ association Rittenhouse Row and the children’s playspace Nest are partnering to provide an extended Halloween experience for children in center city.

There will be free trick-or-treating on Saturday and Sunday for children in costume at all shops that display the black cat “Trick or Treat Here” sign, and Rittenhouse Row executive director Corie Moskow says the kids may score some extra-special treats.

“We see a full array of candies,” Moskow says.  “A lot of our merchants sort of pride themselves on giving really good candy, so maybe full-size bars, maybe something even handmade — artisan chocolates!”

The same weekend, Nest is offering two Halloween parties — one Saturday, 10:30am to noon, at the Warwick Hotel, 17th and Locust; and one Sunday, same time, at Nest, 13th and Locust — for the combined price of $40, which covers all the kids in your family for both days.   There will be food, treats, a costume contest, and more!

Hear the full “Rittenhouse Row Halloween” interview (runs 7:43)…

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And in Wayne, Pa., the Black Powder Tavern in now open.  General manager Carl Davies says the theme is Valley Forge historical tavern food.

“Lots of small plates,” he explains.  “My favorite at the moment: we have a bean side dish.  There’s a great Brussels sprouts side dish, and the sandwiches.”

(Carl Davies at the Black Powder Tavern, in Wayne, Pa.  Photo provided)

(Carl Davies at the Black Powder Tavern, in Wayne, Pa. Photo provided)

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Hear the full “Black Powder Tavern” interview (runs 5:01)…

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

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