By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A popular California-based restaurant chain has opened its first East Coast location.

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Wahoo’s Fish Taco is now open at 32nd and Chestnut Streets, in University City.

Co-founder Wing Lam (top photo) is excited to bring this casual West Coast cuisine to Philadelphia.

“We’ve got grilled chicken, we’ve got steak, we’ve got pork, vegetarian, tofu,” he notes, “so we’ve got a really nice variety.  Salads, tacos, burritos, sandwiches, bowls.  So you can basically pick your protein and then pick how you want it served — in a taco, on top of a salad, whatever you want.”

Hear the full “Wahoo’s Fish Taco” interview (runs 6:59)…

The King of Prussia Mall location of Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt chain, is giving away free frozen yogurt the evening of Thanksgiving, when the mall opens early for Black Friday shoppers.

(Staci Brand of Pinkberry.  Photo provided)

(Staci Brand of Pinkberry. Photo provided)


Pinkberry franchise owner Staci Brand says they’ll keep serving the free yogurt until 1am.

(Kuznits:)  “Does that correspond with mall hours?”

(Brand:)  “I think the mall is staying open round the clock, from 8:00 at night.”

So, get some holiday shopping done and have a free frozen yogurt besides!

Hear the full “Pinkberry” interview (runs 6:06)…

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And a new Philadelphia restaurant that’s drawing lots of buzz for its “no tipping” policy opens for business on Friday, November 21st, in Fishtown.

Cristian Mora is owner of Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie, at 300 East Girard Avenue.

(Cristian Mora, at Girard.  Photo provided)

(Cristian Mora, at Girard. Photo provided)


(Kuznits:)  “I don’t even think people know you as Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie.  You’re the ‘no-tipping restaurant!’ “

(Mora:)  “Yeah, we’re ‘that no-tipping restaurant.’  Right.”

But Mora says it’s really going to be about the food.

“We’re going to be doing brunch all day.  At nights, we’re going to do the special ‘roti du jour,’ which is a special nightly roast, very family style.  Beginning next year, we’re gonna have these big Sunday suppers,” he tells What’s Cooking.

Hear the full “Girard” interview (runs 8:42)…

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


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