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.