By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Joe Schultice, owner of Nick’s Roast Beef, in Old City, says their second annual “Beer and Bacon Festival” takes place this Saturday.

“There are a lot of new items,” Schultice (top photo) says.   “We’re actually having a ground-bacon-bloody-mary burger (and) a bacon-bacon burger.  It’s going to be lots of bacon, so if you don’t like bacon, it’s not the place to be!”

Hear the full “Beer and Bacon Fest” interview (runs 7:22)…

Meanwhile, the group that calls itself the South Jersey Hot Chefs is teaming up with the charitable organization Cathedral Kitchen, in Camden, on Monday, just ahead of the South Jersey Hot Chefs’ “Fall Harvest Week,” October 19th through 24th.

“(Cathedral Kitchen) serves approxomately about 250,000 to 300,000 meals a year to less fortunate people,” says Anthony Iannone, vice president of South Jersey Hot Chefs (below).  “And, October being Hunger Awareness Month, we thought it would be a great idea to partner up with them.  And some of the chefs from the South Jersey Hot Chefs will be going there, and we’re also going to be working with some of their culinary students.”

(South Jersey Hot Chefs vice president Anthony Iannone, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(South Jersey Hot Chefs vice president Anthony Iannone, at the KYW Newsradio studios. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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Hear the full “South Jersey Hot Chefs” interview (runs 11:26)…


And there’s a new restaurant at the King of Prussia Mall.

“We take traditional Mexican recipes and we create them using contemporary cooking techniques,” explains  Mark Watson (below), proprietor of the new Cantina Laredo.  “Some feature dishes you’re going to see like a Chilean sea bass with a jalapeno buerre blanc.  It’s a buttery white-wine reduction over the sea bass.   Another one of our flagship dishes would be the Camaron Poblano Asada: it’s a poblano pepper with jack cheese, mushrooms, onions, and shrimp surrounded by an  eight-ounce carne asada steak on a bed of chimichurri.”

 

(Mark Watson.  Photo provided)

(Mark Watson. Photo provided)

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Hear the full “Cantina Laredo” interview (runs 6:26)…

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

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