Ice cream wins over the crowds at Taste of Philly

Taylor Towns, 2, enjoys ice cream in the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival tent, part of the Wawa Welcome America Festival. (Luis Fernando Rodriguez / Staff Photographer)
Taylor Towns, 2, enjoys ice cream in the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival tent, part of the Wawa Welcome America Festival. (Luis Fernando Rodriguez / Staff Photographer)
Posted: July 01, 2012

Crowds came to sample the sweet and savory at the Taste of Philadelphia food festival Saturday, but it was the ice cream that seemed to rule the day.

Under a relentless sun, the cool smudge of freshly scooped ice cream soothed the hot and sweaty who came to celebrate the Wawa Welcome America festival.

The Taste of Philadelphia is one of many events in the 10-day freedom fest which includes fireworks, music, food, history, and plenty of red, white and blue.

"It's a nice day. It's hot and you can't beat $7 dollars for all-you- can-eat ice cream," said Mia Allen, 30, of Northeast Philadelphia.

The tasting festival continues through Sunday.

Kristen Holmes

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