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What's Cooking on 1060: Food For Beer Nuts, and Chef Garces' Latest

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) -- Victory Brewing Company has begun rolling out food items made from elements of their beers.

Amy De Paoli, director of marketing for the Downingtown-based brewery (top photo), says those foods are now being made available at some local grocery stores.

"The ice cream is amazing, which happens to be one of my favorites," she says.  "But yes, we're talking ice cream.  We also have hot sauce, pickles, and beef jerky."

Also cheese spreads.

Hear the full "Victory Beer" interview (runs 5:38)…

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And speaking of food and beer, the third annual Philadelphia "Hop Chef" competition takes place Tuesday, July 8th, at Union Transfer, at 10th and Spring Garden in Philadelphia.

Co-organizer Adrienne Renzelli says competing chefs will be incorporating beer from Brewery Ommegang, based in Cooperstown, NY.


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(Adrienne Renzelli, co-organizer of the Philadelphia "Hop Chef" competition, visits KYW Newsradio studios. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

"Hop Chef competition is an event where your beer geek is going to meet your foodie.  Ommegang, they pride themselves that great food deserves great beer, and this is where they really showcase that," Renzelli says.

Hear the full "Hop Chef Competition" interview (runs 9:40)…

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And chef Jose Garces' second Distrito restaurant has opened this week (his eighteenth eatery overall).  Executive chef Michael Fiorello helped Garces open the new restaurant at the Moorestown Mall in Moorestown, NJ.

"You will absolutely recognize all of the food on the menu here, as it compares to the food on the menu in Distrito Philadelphia," Fiorello (below) says.  "But we made a few tweaks to the menu.  We felt like we wanted to try some new things.  We expanded on the portion size on the enchiladas, that whole section.  We also built a fajita program."

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(Executive chef Michael Fiorello at the new Distrito Moorestown. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Also new at the Moorestown Distrito: snow cones!  Fiorello says they're being distributed on the house at the end of your meal as a "thank you" for visiting.


Hear the full "Distrito Moorestown" interview (runs 9:24)…

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And for this week, that's "What's Cooking on 1060!"


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