By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — The first-ever Philly Wine Week takes place Sunday, March 23rd, through Sunday, March 30th.
Co-founder Kate Moroney (top photo) has worked to schedule wine-centric parties and events throughout the city for that entire week.
“Philly Wine Week is an eight-day celebration of wine,” she tells What’s Cooking. “It gives everyone an opportunity to taste wine, go to wine dinners. The idea is that it will be affordable for everyone.”
Hear the full “Philly Wine Week” interview (runs 8:34)…
Meanwhile, “Petruce et al” is opening at 1121 Walnut Street, where Suzanne Roberts used to have her clothing store.
Co-owner Justin Petruce says they’re serving up New American cuisine with a brick oven that he says it will be used for everything but pizza!
“We have a custom-made, masonry oven, built brick by brick,” he notes. “Each piece was cut individually to build the dome of the oven, next to a grill.”
So if not for pizzas, then for what?
“A brick oven is basically a convection oven, so we’re going to roast meats in there, vegetables, make breads.”
Hear the full “Petruce et al” interview (runs 5:34)…
This year’s “Food For Thought” fundraiser takes place Saturday, March 22nd. Achievability CEO Susan Patton says it will take place at the Urban Outfitters building, on the former Navy Yard grounds in South Philadelphia:
“These are some great chefs: Joey Baladino from Zeppoli, we’ve got Garces Trading Company’s Nathan Johnson. Brauhaus Schmitz is with us. A lot of these chefs and restaurants are top-50 Philadelphia restaurants that we know your audience will love.”
Hear the full “Food For Thought” interview (runs 7:28)…
And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”