By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Bank and Burbon, at 12th and Market Streets in center city, will be hosting a special “scotch class” on Wednesday, October 15th, with whiskey sommelier and author Heather Greene of New York City.

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“She does a really good class,” says the restaurant’s burbon-master, Brian Bevilacqua (top photo).  “It’s a lot of fun, and we’re going to be going over some really, really good scotches.”

Hear the full “Whiskey Tasting / Book Signing” interview (runs 4:20)…

A vegetarian and vegan “street food” restaurant is set to open next week, a half-block from Rittenhouse Square.

Co-owner Kate Jacoby says the name will be easy to remember: “V Street.”

(Kate Jacoby, outside V Street, the week before its scheduled opening.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Kate Jacoby, outside V Street, the week before its scheduled opening. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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“We’ve got a lot of small and medium-sized plates, global inspiration through and through,” Jacoby tells What’s Cooking.  “We’ve got a little section of street snacks and we have what we’re calling grilled plates.”

As for desserts:

“We have a soft-serve machine, which is amazing and fun.”

And it’s vegan!

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Hear the full “V Street” interview (runs 8:27)…

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And the first-ever Old City Fest takes place on Sunday afternoon, October 12th.

(Job Itzkowitz, executive director of the Old City District, outside their offices on Market Street.  Photo provided)

(Job Itzkowitz, executive director of the Old City District, outside their offices on Market Street. Photo provided)

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“We have many food vendors, all of whom are local, inside Old City,” says  Job Itzkowitz, executive director of the Old City District.   “High Street on Market will be there, Lucha Cartel will be there, Mama’s Balls — which is a food truck based in Old City — will have their truck on site.”

Mama’s Balls?

“Yeah, it’s meatballs,” he explains.

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Hear the full “Old City Fest” interview (runs 6:54)…

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

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