PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Historic Philadelphia Block Party’s being held on either side of Independence Mall today, part of a day of Welcome America festivities that’ll be capped by a free Philly Pops concert of patriotic music.
The 20 food trucks lining 5th and 6th streets between Market and Chestnut are serving up some of Philly’s tastiest treats, from The Pizza Wagon to Bassett’s ice cream.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
Eric Bassett says he’s scooping up eight flavors.
“This year we’ve reintroduced a flavor called Red, White, and Blueberry, which is our vanilla ice cream swirled with raspberry and blueberry purees,” Bassett said.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
Michael Tuono’s T&N Homemade Kitchen is there with a food truck emblazoned with ‘jeet?’ A question that’s as Philly as it gets.
“That’s the old South Philly slang, Did you eat yet – jeet? That’s the name of our vehicle, it’s on the back of our tee shirts. Keepin’ it Philly, keepin’ it South Philly, keepin’ it real.”MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
Tuono’s looking forward to the 8 p.m. free Philly Pops concert of patriotic music. Seating’s limited, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. For the food trucks, all you’ll need is some cash and an appetite.