By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) —  For the first and only time in 70,000 years, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap.  So, Zahav restaurant is celebrating… Thanksgivukkah!

“It is a big deal,” says co-owner Steven Cook (top photo).  “What we do at Zahav with Israeli food — it rarely crosses over into these traditional American dishes and flavors.  So, very exciting for us!”

Zahav is located at 237 St. James Place, on the grounds of Society Hill Towers.

Hear the full “Thanksgivukkah” interview (runs 8:22)…


Meanwhile, Tela’s Market & Kitchen, at 19th Street and Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, is now completed and open for business.

Owner and developer Dan Greenberg says that starting this weekend, they’ll have once-a-week, single-menu, group dinners.

(Dan Greenberg, at Tela's.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Dan Greenberg, at Tela’s. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)


“Every Saturday night, it’s called ‘Tela’s Dinner Table.’  It’s limited to 12 people.  We take reservations for as few as one or two people, and also a lot of people are expressing interest in booking the entire table,” Greenberg tells What’s Cooking.

Hear the full “Tela’s” interview, below (runs 4:10)…


And, getting into the holiday spirit, City Dining Cards are now available for Philadelphia.  Sales representative Kevin Heffernan explains they’re restaurant coupons designed like a deck of cards.

(City Dining Cards.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(City Dining Cards. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)


“You have 50 locally owned restaurants, mostly focused on center city, where, when you spend $30 on your meal, you can hand in one of these cards and get $10 off.  And they’re good from now until the end of 2014, so you have quite a lot of time to use them.”

Hear the full “City Dining Cards” interview (runs 9:40)…

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


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