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What’s Cooking on 1060: Pop-Up Picnic, Food Truck Festival, and Casino Dining

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(Natanya DiBona poses with a t-shirt advertising the 2014 edition of "Diner En Blanc" for Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Natanya DiBona poses with a t-shirt advertising the 2014 edition of “Diner En Blanc” for Philadelphia. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Natanya DiBona is the co-host of Philadelphia’s third annual Diner En Blanc, a secret, elegant, bring-your-own-everything, pop-up picnic taking place on Thursday, August 21st.

“And people enjoy a great meal under the stars in an undisclosed space — they’re led there,” she explains.  “It’s secret until they get there, and it’s just a great party!”

And, as the name implies, everyone is expected to wear white.

Hear the full “Diner En Blanc” interview (runs 6:07)…

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Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton says the Fishtown casino is planning for six new restaurants next year.

 

(Wendy Hamilton, general manager of Sugarhouse Casino.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Wendy Hamilton, general manager of Sugarhouse Casino. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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“We’re busy working on deals, and as soon as we have all the T’s crossed and the I’s dotted, we’re going to announce names,” she tells What’s Cooking.  “You will recognize the names.  They are great places to eat, but that’s as much as I can say right now.”

Although she acknowledges that “there just might be a steakhouse, absolutely.”

 

Hear the full “Sugarhouse” interview (runs 9:22)…

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And mark your calendars for August 28th.  That’s the date of the first-ever “Food Truck Festivus,” in Franklin Square.

“The highlight, of course, is going to be the food,” says Cari Feiler Bender, a spokeswoman for Historic Philadelphia, which manages the park at 6th and Race Streets.  “Philly is now known for these great, fabulous food trucks, and a couple of really great favorites are going to be there.  Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Cow and the Curd, Lemonade and the Grilled Cheese — there are some great food trucks coming, and of course we also have Square Burger.”

Which is the seasonal snack bar in Franklin Square.

 

(Cari Feiler Bender, a spokeswoman for Historic Philadelphia, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Cari Feiler Bender, a spokeswoman for Historic Philadelphia, at the KYW Newsradio studios. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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Hear the full “Food Truck Festivus” interview (runs 6:22)…

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

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