By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — University City Dining Days takes place in July, but they’re holding a preview event on June 12th.
Lori Klein Brennan, of the University City District (top photo), says it’ll be a celebration of tens.
“We are celebrating Dining Days’ tenth anniversary this year,” she tells What’s Cooking, “and so we thought we would host a kickoff event. It’s at The Porch, at 30th Street Station. It’ll be $10 admission, you’ll get ten tickets, which allows you ten tastes at some of our restaurants that are participating.”
Hear the full “University City Dining Days” interview (runs 9:26)…
The former “Corner” restaurant, at 102 South 13th Street in center city, is now called “Mamou.”
Chef Paul Martin explains that the owners changed it because they wanted a restaurant with a more distinct identity. He says the new menu is Louisiana-inspired.
“Mamou’s a small town in Louisiana,” he explains. “I grew up in Lafayette. Mamou is about 20 minutes north-northwest of Lafayette, in the heart of Cajun country.”
Adds Martin: “Mamou — Laissez les bons temps rouler!”
Hear the full “Mamou” interview (runs 7:37)…
The fourth annual “Burger Brawl” takes place this Sunday, June 8th, in the Xfinity Live parking lot in South Philadelphia.
Burger Brawl founder Rob Wasserman says it’s a fundraiser for Philadelphia schools.
“There’s a celebrity judge component — they’ll taste all fifty burgers and decide which one wins,” Wasserman says. “And then we’ll have a People’s Choice award.”
Proceeds from the event go toward building computer labs in Philadelphia schools.
Hear the full “Burger Brawl” interview (runs 10:16)…
And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”