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07-14-19 Small Bites Radio

07-14-19 Small Bites Radio


D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of on Wildfire Radio Podcast Recording Studio this Sunday, July 14th at 635pm EST with a stellar lineup.

We are happy welcome Mareya Ibrahim who is a chef, holistic nutritionist, award-winning entrepreneur, and host of the popular Facebook Live show, The Real Dish Eat Cleaner with Chef Mareya to talk about her new book “Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive” from St. Martin’s Press Griffin. In the book you will remake your kitchen, your taste buds, your body, and your energy level with honest, transparent and easy-to-understand recipes. Core meal planning and preparation techniques from Ibrahim’s Facebook Live show save time, money and sanity. These forking delicious recipes make healthy eating simple and quick to table.

Then we are excited to have in studio George Martorano. George Martorano’s biggest goal is to advocate cannabis law reform and to help remove the negativity associated with marijuana. As an advocate of cannabis and it’s multiple compounds, George is opened Philadelphia’s first CBD incorporated Hip Hemp Cafe to help educate people on the medical benefits of cannabis, and to help clear the air of the stigma that the War on Drugs left, to which this day George remains one of the largest casualties of by being accused of being at the head of an organized crime business that was seeing an annual revenue upwards of $75 million. Hip Hemp Cafe is a one of a kind CBD cafe and specialty shop dedicated to improving the lives of many. It is their goal to provide their customers with a friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff, well versed in cannabidiol (CBD) and its significant medicinal benefits within a cozy and distinguished cafe-esq environment. George’s biggest goal is to advocate cannabis law reform and to help remove the negativity associated with marijuana. To end the violence plaguing American families, he has hopes of one day exchanging guns in homes and on the streets with legal, adult use cannabis with his dream program, Cannabis for Guns.

Joining us all well in studio will be Chef Adam Volk the owner/operator of Redcrest Fried Chicken on East Passyunk Avenue which is a laid-back counter serve dining destination with fried chicken, sandwiches, sides, ice cream and other desserts. He will be in to talk about his amazing fried chicken of course that was named by USA TODAY as a Top 10 delicious stop on Philadelphia’s EPA. He is joined by Adam Leiter the Executive Director of EPABID and we will also chat about the 14th Annual East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival held on Sunday, July 28th from 11:00am-4:00pm on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets. Rev your engines for the 14th Annual Car Show & Street Festival, held on Sunday, July 28th from 11:00am-4:00pm on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets. Cruise on down to South Philly’s largest summer festival and block party! We’ll have it all – including live music & DJs, FREE moon bounce and kids entertainment, the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain, street food & drinks + up to 200 antique, show, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles! FREE to attend. Grab some street grub and summer drinks from visiting food trucks plus special $5 deals at many of East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants! Look for the balloons to find places offering the $5 specials.

Also joining the party in studio will be Julia Lee the manager of Bam Bam Kitchen in Ardmore, PA. Bam Bam Kitchen serves a wide array of authentic Korean Food – Award Winning Stone Bowl Bibimbop, Soft Tofu Soup, and Korean Fried Chicken Wings (KFC)in a sleek casual outlet. She will also talk about Ardmore Initiative Restaurant Week 2019 that runs from July 15th-28th and is back showcasing why Ardmore is the hottest culinary destination on the Main Line. Experience the difference for yourself by trying one of Ardmore’s diverse dining options! This year they’re excited to add lunch to restaurant week! Restaurants will be providing two-course lunches for $10 or $15, three-course dinners for $15, $25, 0r $35, or having the option of both. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try all that our new restaurants have to offer or return to a restaurant you already know you love.

We also welcome back Wildfire Radio’s Small Bites Live with Tracey Medeiros the author of The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook as she will join us to talk about the book some more and about her upcoming appearance at COOK on Saturday, July 20th.

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized for Blog Eating in SJ, John Howard-Fusco for his news of the week and please remember that John’s book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press is available, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, as well named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week, and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press is available for purchase on D & L Coffee Services Inc. and hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, Indie Philly Radio, Player FM, iTunes, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world.

D & L Coffee Services has an expert staff of highly qualified, certified, and experienced office, technical, and sales personnel. D & L Coffee Services are able to provide your business, home, or special event the absolute best from the beans they sell, vendors they work with, Italian delicacies available for delivery, catering on-site for any sized affair, hands-on barista training, equipment available for purchase, and maintenance/repair services for your espresso and coffee machines. You can stop by their warehouse at 7000 HOLSTEIN AVE, SUITE 3, Philadelphia, PA 19153 during business hours or call the office at 215-365-5521 for an appointment, consultation, or any questions.

Macona BBQ – Collingswood, NJ

Macona BBQ – Collingswood, NJ


The BBQ game is just getting better and better around the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. This is a tiny little spot, but a nice diverse menu with a good choice of specials daily. I had the 3 meat platter with ribs, pork, brisket, beans, mashed potatoes, and corn bread. The brisket and pork were a highlight. The brisket was some of the best around and the pork had a Latin sort of flair to it with its seasoning which was a nice touch. The corn bread was a surprise as well as usually I am not a fan, but their version is delicious and closest to a muffin that is moist, silky smooth, and yummy with real pieces of corn throughout. They are a welcome addition to the wonderful Collingswood dining scene.

Olor de Mar at Palo Verde Hotel – El Zonte, El Salvador


Olor de Mar at Palo Verde Hotel – El Zonte, El Salvador

Situated on the Pacific Coast with a black sand volcanic beach front dining view is Olor de Mar at Palo Verde Hotel from Chef Carlos Burgos. If ever in the area, this is a must stop and stay destination and somewhere you can watch surfers catch some waves or take a surf lesson and do it yourself. Pictured is Ensalda Extrema with snapper carpaccio, Snapper Pargo Verde, and traditional pizza. As with many places around the world, the majority of El Salvador gets a bad rap, but this area is a tropical paradise with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. You could even brush up on your Spanish or try to learn it from scratch while attending lessons right at the hotel with Spanish School El Zonte instructors. Travel the world and find out for yourself. It is what is inside each other that matters, not what politics tell you.


The Bourse Food Hall – Freebyrd Chicken & #getfried fry café – Philadelphia, PA

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The Bourse Food Hall – Freebyrd Chicken & #getfried fry café – Philadelphia, PA

My oh my, what a beautiful renovation at The Bourse Food Hall. So many choices and only so much I can eat at one time. Well you’re getting a 2 for 1 deal on this week’s post. You get two different food vendors in one post. For the price you pay to read this blog, that’s a steal. Let me start with the one I really enjoyed. That would be Freebyrd’s Nash-Vegas Honey Hot Chicken Sandwich with slow roasted pulled chicken, honey hot sauce, and beer mustard braised onions on a soft roll. It was delicious and devoured in seconds. I will definitely give them a repeat visit and try some of their other offerings. The other selection was from #getfried fry café with their Oh Canada Poutine with bacon topping. I’ll say I’ve had worse and I’ve had better. They have quite a selection of different things to try fried so I recommend you try them and let me know.

El Manantial – Woodbury, NJ

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El Manantial – Woodbury, NJ


At first I wasn’t sure if I was in the right location when I walked through the doors of El Manantial as you enter into a nice Mexican Tienda and have to walk through to find your way to El Manantial. Once inside El Manantial it is quite a sight to be seen. This is sensory party for the eyes and you can see they are setup for some fun at night. They have specials every day for discounts and things going on which is nice. The food was pretty darn good as well and a large menu to choose from. I had 3 Mexican tacos of bistec, carnitas, and barbacoa which were a decent value, tasty, and filling.

Island Dreams Cuisine – Camden, NJ

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Island Dreams Cuisine – Camden, NJ


What a delight, or should I say a dream dining here. South Jersey has had a mix of Jamaican restaurants come and go. Some have been great. Some have been terrible. For one reason or another it has never really taken off like I assumed it would years ago. I don’t know why it took me so long to try Island Dreams Cuisine, but my guess would be that due to Donkey’s Place sitting right across the street I always just went there. Well I can say now I will be torn. Island Dreams Cuisine is one of the best Jamaican in South Jersey right now. It’s a tiny little place without much ambiance, but it’s the food that really matters and the food was delicious. I had a large jerk chicken with rice and peas and cabbage and carrots. With Donkey’s Place recently spotlighted on the New Jersey Bourdain Food Trail and a new throng of visitors dining there, I’ll know when the crowds are too large at Donkey’s, I can just walk across the street to still get a great meal.

Pho Garden – Cherry Hill, NJ

Pho Garden – Cherry Hill, NJ


Have to say this is one of those great Jersey strip mall foodie finds. I really enjoyed my meal here. Had their Pho Mi Bo Kho which is beef stew with rice noodle. It was so fresh and flavorful and service attentive and friendly. I will certainly go back when in the area again to try some more of their menu.