By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Noni Purwaningsih, a waitress at Roe (top photo), explains this Old City restaurant at 138 Chestnut Street has taken over the old location of Zento, which moved up the street.

“We’re kind of different because we have Thai (food), not only Japanese,” she tells KYW Newsradio.  The restaurant bills itself as “Thai and Japanese contemporary.”

Some Thai favorites?

“We have pad thai and we have drunken noodles, and different kinds of curry — green curry, red curry, penang curry…” she says.

Hear the full “Roe” interview (runs 3:18)…


Marisa McClellan is a Philadelphia-based author and blogger.  Her new book, Food in Jars (the same name as her blog), is about canning:

“Jams, jellies, pickles, chutney, tomatoes — which are particularly seasonal this time of year — peaches, things like that.”

(Marisa McClellan writes a blog called “Food In Jars,” and has just published a cookbook of the same name. Photo provided)


McClellan says food preservation has been a longtime passion of hers.

“I started a blog and started teaching classes, and just found that there was a great deal of hunger for this information,” she says.

Hear the full “Food in Jars” interview (runs 7:12)…

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And speaking of canning, Percy Street Barbecue general manager Aric Ferrell says his restaurant at 9th and South Street has been named by as having the largest selection of canned craft beers in the country.

“We’re at approximately 108 at the moment,” he says.  “We have a lot of local ones from Lancaster — Lancaster Brewing seems to be popular.  We have Sly Fox, we have a lot of cans from all over the country.”

(Aric Ferrell stands in front of the beer menu at Percy Street Barbecue. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)


Hear the full “Percy Street Barbecue” interview (runs 1:50)…



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