By Hadas Kuznits


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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Reading Terminal Market is bringing back a favorite summertime event!

Bassett’s Ice Cream is one of the many vendors who will be participating in the market’s “Sidewalk Sizzle and Ice Cream Freeze” on Saturday, July 13th, in which vendors will be grilling out on Filbert Street.

Organizer Michael Strange (top photo), president of Bassett’s, says his company will be selling ice cream sliders.

“An ice cream slider is just like a little mini-hamburger,” he explains, “only instead of a hamburger bun we’re using donuts from Beiler’s Donuts.  And instead of cheese we’re going to be using a thin slice of white chocolate from Mueller’s Chocolates.   And for the patty we’ll be using our own chocolate ice cream!”

Hear the full “Sidewalk Sizzle and Ice Cream Freeze” interview (runs 5:43)…


And chef Mackenzie Hilton, the winner of Season 4 of the Food Network’s reality series “Choppped,” is returning home to Philadelphia to revamp the Tavern on Camac (243 South Camac Street, near 12th and Locust), in center city.

(Mackenzie Hilton, in the Tavern on Camac.   Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Mackenzie Hilton, in the Tavern on Camac.   Photo provided)

“I’m really trying to bring in some really simple, local, but organic and naturally raised and sourced products,” Hilton says.

Hear the full “Tavern on Camac” interview (runs 6:23)…

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And later this month, the ninth annual University City Dining Days take place in West Philadelphia.

Lori Klein Brennan, marketing director for the University City District, says now is the time to make your reservations.

“Dining Days is a great way to explore University City, both culinarily and our cultural attractions, our shopping, just getting a sense and a feel of the vibe over here, which we think is really unique,” Klein tells What’s Cooking.

(Lori Klein Brennan at "The Porch," an outdoor dining area at 30th Street Station.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Lori Klein Brennan at “The Porch,” an outdoor dining area at 30th Street Station.   Photo provided)

University City Dining Days takes place July 18th through August 1st.

Hear the full “University City Dining Days” interview (runs 3:58)…


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


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