By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- Don’t confuse Ralph’s of South Philly, which just opened in King of Prussia, Pa., with the family’s original restaurant, Ralph’s Italian Restaurant, which actually operates in South Philadelphia.

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Owner-manager Ryan Rubino (top photo) says creating a contemporary menu for the new restaurant was difficult, “because we went through our entire classic menu and each thing we didn’t include was a painstaking process.  Because after five generations of the same family, we’re emotionally connected to each and every dish!”

Hear the full Ryan Rubino interview (runs 6:48)…


In center city Philadelphia, restaurateur Marcie Turney hosts a “Made With Moxie” dinner on October 21st, celebrating the book Skirt Steak, by Charlotte Druckman.  Turney is one of the 70 women featured in the book.

(Marcie Turney, outside her Barbuzzo restaurant, on 13th Street near Sansom. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)


“It’s all women — two mixologists, seven chefs, all from Philadelphia,” Turney says of the Philadelphia book launch event, “and we’re doing a dinner here at Barbuzzo.”   Druckman will be there, and all attendees will get a copy of the book included in the price of the $95, six-course meal with wine pairings.

Hear the full “Made With Moxie” interview (runs 7:30)…


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In other cookbook news, Norrinda Brown Hayat, owner of Brown Betty Dessert Boutique in Northern Liberties, has released The Brown Betty Cookbook.

(Norrinda Brown Hayat, author of “The Brown Betty Cookbook,” at her dessert boutique at 722 North Second St.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)


(Hayat:)  “You can expect the recipes of all your favorites — red velvet, sweet potato…”

(Kuznits:)  “I can’t believe you’re letting out the secrets.”

(Hayat:)  “I know!  But people wanted them and I think it makes sense.”


Hear the full “Norrinda Brown Hayat” interview (runs 5:07)…

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


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