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Fans Celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’

Justin from South Philly enjoys The Deep Fryer Strikes Back chimichanga. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

Justin from South Philly enjoys The Deep Fryer Strikes Back chimichanga. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

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By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “May the 4th be with you!” Sunday was ‘Star Wars Day.’ Around the world, fans of the iconic movie franchise celebrated in their own geeky ways, and at one particular restaurant in South Philadelphia, the chefs planned a special, festive menu for the occasion.

“We’re big ‘Star Wars’ fans over here,” said Cantina Los Caballitos manager Kristin Tessaro, who had been looking forward to this day.

Customers chowed down on the Princess 7 Leia Dip, and the chips were crunchy, not Chewie. There were also Jaba The Gut tacos to go along with tall glasses of Darth Vaderade.

Justin from South Philly ordered The Deep Fryer Strikes Back chimichanga.

“Puns are pretty geek related,” he said. “May the 4th — may the force be with you from Star Wars, those are big geekery things, and when they’re combined in one day, I think anybody would be excited about that.”

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