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Viet Pho – Deptford, NJ

Viet Pho – Deptford, NJ

What a great time here. They should be having their Grand Opening in about a week or two. The service was top notch and friendly, and the food here really compliments the Deptford Mall area with even more ethnic and food variety to choose from when visiting or shopping in and around South Jersey. I like how this area is now having a good mix of chain and independent restaurants again to appease all palates and needs. If you’re in the area and have a craving for Vietnamese, Viet Pho will certainly cure your need for a fix. Nhan Truong the owner of Viet Pho is no stranger to the restaurant industry as she previously owned Viet Bistro in the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ that received many rave reviews until she sold the restaurant two years ago. Below are some pictures of the meal:

Appetizers:
Crispy Roll Sampler
Fresh Roll Sampler
Lotus Salad with Shrimp
Beef Wrapped Grape Leave, Grilled Shrimp and Chicken.

Main course – Filet Mignon and Oxtail Beef Noodle Soup

Desert- Fried Banana and Honey Ginger Hot Tea (Not pictured as it was eaten as soon as it was put on table)

 

 

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02-11-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

02-11-18

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-75/

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https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-75/

#FlyEaglesFly – The Philadelphia Eagles are Minnesota Super Bowl 2018Champions! Could this Sunday be just as great with the return of Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire RadioFebruary 11th at 635pm? Not a chance in hell, but hey, what else better do you have to do now that the Eagles aren’t playing so why not tune in and have some fun with us 😂🤣😂🤣

Any Seinfeld fan will instantaneously recognized our guest this week. The Original SoupMan has gone from “No Soup for You” and now they shout “Soupman — Soup For All” as they recently launched a new E-commerce site. We will be joined by Joseph Hagan the President and one of the owners of The Original Soupman to talk about how fans can now purchase 6-packs of the small batch, super fresh soups that are still made with the handcrafted excellence that has made these soups legendary with prices ranging from $19.99 to $24.96 all available at www.theorginalsoupman.comand delivered right to your front door. The delicious flavors include: Shrimp Bisque, filled with plump real shrimp and Orzo pasta; Lobster Bisque, brimming with succulent fresh lobster and veggie; Gluten-Free Lentil, which offers a hearty, fiber-rich meal; Chicken Gumbo, the authentic soulful southern delight; Jambalaya, made with a feisty kick and Crab and Corn Chowder, a seaside inspired fan favorite. The Original SoupMan sells its complete line of delicious soups in eco-friendly shelf stable Tetra-Pak cartons at the best supermarkets, grocery, mass market and convenience stores. The Original Soupman chooses to package in Tetra-Paks because it makes it possible to have the high quality, best tasting soups in a shelf stable package and contains No BPA compared to canning. The company also supplies soup to foodservice operations including Restaurants, Colleges, Franchises and more. In 1984, The Original Soupman opened its doors at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan and quickly became a worldwide destination. Rated #1 by Zagat and praised by the New York Times as “Art, not Soup,” it set the standard for innovation and excellence long before the famous “Seinfeld” episode made it a cultural icon.

Thankfully the Eagles won; otherwise Philly may have turned towards the apocalypse. Wonder what that would look like? Well you can get a glimpse of what the post apocalypse city would have been like by going to Mad Rex– a meeting place, dining haven, and watering hole for revelers from “all walks of life.” -where SURVIVORS indulge in food + drink at an urban outpost. It’s an environment where patrons are encouraged to create their own “interactive rites” through virtual reality. Where despite the fallout there’s still a sense of food, culture, community and ART that still thrives. Visit a sanctuary where urbanites are encouraged to create & share their own experiences. Where the food is locally sourced, the cocktails surprise you, and you feel like this is the ultimate stop in the post apocalypse. Who ever thought the apocalypse would taste so great. They also have a VREX Lounge. Experience the virtual reality lounge (VREX) where patrons can escape the doldrums of normal life and immerse themselves in augmented reality. You can also reserve the more private Virtual Reality Chamber that comes equipped with a lounge throne, private locker, table service, and drinks served in an IV bag for easy handling. Mad Rex is the first restaurant to fully infuse VR technology into their concept in Philadelphia. A true experience to live for….Be a survivor!

We also welcome Brian Kane and Vito Lasprugato the owners and founders of Warrior Gyms. Brian Kane is an American Ninja Warrior Nation veteran and featured on the hit NBC television show during Season 7 and they also own the successful Evolution Fitness Now and Vito’s Organic Stuff. Warrior Gyms is at the forefront of the next fitness evolution. The ultimate sports and adventure gym includes training facilities for Parkour, ninja warrior training, rock wall climbing and obstacle course racing all immaculately designed across 40,000 square feet. Warrior Gyms employs professionally trained physical fitness experts and industry leaders. This is an alternative challenge gym, breaking down barriers of age and fitness levels. In addition to gym memberships, the gym will offer birthday party packages, support sessions and adaptive training, one-on-one coaching, group classes, team building exercises, as well as monthly Ninja Warrior and Parkour competitions.

All that working out has got us warmed up and now we’re ready to BURN! We welcome Chef Matt Sission the CEO of Ghost Scream Hot Sauce. Winners of NYC Hot Sauce Expo for “Best in Show Grand World Champion” out of over 1,000 entries, relish in the perfect combination of aromatic and sweet and just the right amount of heat with the flavors from Ghost Scream. We all know that one friend or family member whose life motto is the hotter the better. Get spicy with the flavorful, fun collections from Ghost Scream! Made entirely with fresh ingredients and the renowned Ghost Pepper – also known as Naga jolokia – Ghost Scream sauces are hand crafted and made with California grown produce. Bridging the gap between heat and flavor, Ghost Scream packs a fiery punch while enhancing its fresh and smoky notes. These exceptional sauces capture true flavor, are gluten-free, low in sodium and sugar, and showcase natural ingredients. Make sure every bite causes mouth-and-eye-watering delight with savory and scrumptious flavors from Ghost Scream!

We all know good bread can help soothe the burn of hot foods, so we are happy to welcome Rustic Crust CEO Brad Sterl on the show as well. It is the mission of Rustic Crust to provide good, flavorful, nutritious food that gives both joy and health, and to share this food with others in ways sustainable to all. They set out to do this by making food that not only fills our hunger and tastes good to our mouths but also nourishes, nurtures, and heals, with good ingredients. Rustic Crust pizza crusts are made with all natural, organic ingredients with no preservatives or GMOS. Any way you slice it, it all sounds delicious!

In studio again this week will be Chef @Christina Martin CookingtoNourishto join in the fun.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

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 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 now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was 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 Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-75/

Zachary’s BBQ Southern Comfort & Catering – Norristown, PA

Zachary’s BBQ Southern Comfort & Catering – Norristown, PA

Really nice tiny place. Homemade sauces, nice variety of menu, and service was top notch. Will be back here for sure! I had a half of their wood smoked chicken.

Brooklawn Diner & Restaurant – Brooklawn, NJ

Brooklawn Diner & Restaurant – Brooklawn, NJ

This place is completely different from what the old Brooklawn Diner looked like, and I must admit, it looks a lot better. It’s typical Jersey Diner fare so no surprises here. I had vegetable soup, and main entrée of roasted turkey with gravy, apple sauce, and stewed baked zucchini. Everything was good, prices reasonable, and service was friendly.

01-28-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

01-28-18

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-74/

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https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-74/

Our bad – SORRY 🙁 We sincerely apologize to our guests and to all of our fans for the mishap of the show not going on as planned. It’s the first time this has happened, and we assure you it is not something we hope to ever have to happen again. Derek was sick, the Wildfire Radio studios had a water main burst flooding out 2 of the 3 studios and the main studio was broadcasting Dei Lynam’s great show “Dei Tales” about all things basketball NBA/NCAA which created us to have to cancel the show due to timing and technical difficulties. Well we are humbled that all of the guests are able to reschedule and lets try to do this shindig again this Sunday, January 28th at our normal show time LIVE at 635pm. So, Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com will be LIVE Sunday, January 28th at 635pm on WildfireRadio.com – Hey the good news out of yesterday is that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to the NFL Minnesota Super Bowl 2018!!!!! #FlyEaglesFly

Derek will away this week as he will be at WWE Royal Rumble, but in his place will be Chef Christina Martin CookingtoNourish to keep everyone in line and it’s going to be a great show. We are thrilled to welcome Moshulu Executive Chef Anthony Bonett who is a U.S. Navy veteran that served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. A second generation lifelong Philadelphian, Chef Anthony Bonett took an exciting road to his present position as Executive Chef of the Moshulu Restaurant and Bar. Throughout his culinary career Chef Bonett has developed a signature style that emphasizes fresh, seasonal ingredients to create fantastic dishes from the traditional to the more exotic. Throughout his twenty-year career in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs; Chef Bonett has worked and headed the kitchens of some of Philadelphia’s most iconic restaurants. Chef Bonett has also been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard Foundation House in New York on two separate occasions. The “legendary” Moshulu is indeed the world’s oldest and largest square rigged sailing vessel still afloat. It was restored and became a museum-restaurant. It is in fact the one and only restaurant venue on a Tall Ship today in the World. Moshulu has also appeared in movies. The Moshulu was seen in the movie Rocky and in The Godfather Part II as well as in the end scene of the movie Blow Out.

Also a U.S. Navy veteran we are happy to welcome Cade Courtley a retired American television host, actor, and a former US NAVY SEALs. He started his show business career with a call from Producer Mark Burnett who is now President of MGM Studios Television and Digital Group to appear on a new TV series Combat Missions (2002). Then he was the host of Spike tv’s and Discovery Channel’s show Surviving disaster and The Sportsman Channel’s America Unplugged. He was also the author of a book, entitled “SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster” (Gallery Books) and appeared on Shark Tank As a former Navy SEAL he and his teammates operated in some of the most hazardous places on the planet. And no matter how dangerous or miserable the situation was; like those who served before them, they always had that warm cup of coffee. That became their sanctuary. It’s this simple act of enjoying a great cup of coffee that “his team” wants to share with you. Regardless of the challenges that lay ahead – you’ll know you started your day the right way with his latest endeavor Victory Coffees. Victory Coffees delivers 5-Star award winning coffee (whole bean, ground, or single cup pods) to your home or business every month. They pride themselves on being a veteran owned and operated squadron that stands behind their quality and customer service. Trust them when they say a good cup of coffee was often the best part of their day. Let them share that with you. So have a 5-Star Coffee delivered, and yes – it tastes AMAZING!

Get half off your first month of Victory Coffees – use coupon code: recruit

 
No stranger to television, we are excited to talk to a culinary kid wizard Chef Elliott Wakefield who is appearing on the January 29th episode of Stove Tots a kids cooking competition on FYI Television Network with his mother. Hailing from McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania; Chef Elliott has been cooking since he was 3 years old. He also has appeared on Food Network show Chopped Junior episode “The Curd is the Word” with judges Billy Gardell, Chef Marcela Valladolid, and Geoffrey Zakarian. Chef Elliott was sous chef to Chef Justin Rexroad at Culinary Fight Club’s Boston event and then went on to win Amazing Culinary Fight Club Pantry Race – Kids Edition in Chicago this past September 2017. Before outgrowing his peanut allergy, Elliott’s food exploration was limited. To fill the void, his mother, Robin Hann Wakefield who also appears on Stove Tots with Chef Elliott and runs Facebook page The Food Hag, pulled him into the kitchen to educate him on the complex and wonderful ways he could enjoy the world at the same time being aware of his limitations regarding the allergy. At 8 years old Elliott out grew the allergy and has been making up for lost time. Elliott loves Asian fusion! His favorite hobby is traveling the country looking for uniquely tweaked dishes that push all boundaries of the culinary rules. Elliott transforms his travel experiences into his kitchen to create unique spins on dishes of his own and shares on all of this on his Facebook page Elliott Eats.

Then joining us will be Cynthia Stevens Graubart a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and contributor to Southern Living magazine. She travels the South, inspiring cooks through her appearances on radio, television and her popular cooking classes. Cynthia is passionate about food—from researching its origins, writing recipes, and teaching technique to bringing families together at the table. Her latest cookbook, organized in five distinct chapters “SUNDAY SUPPERS” (Time Inc. Books) is designed to help you create delicious meals without too much muss and fuss. This new full-color cookbook will revitalize the iconic Southern Sunday meal, inspired by suppers of the past and present. Whether the plan is a small family gathering, a feast for a crowd, or a summer afternoon cookout, readers will find 52 inspired menus with classic Southern flair for a year of Sunday suppers. Cynthia Graubart lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband. Find her on Instagram and Twitter (@cynthiagraubart).

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

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 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 now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was 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 Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-74/

Maggiano’s Littly Italy – 12th & Filbert – Philadelphia, PA

 

Manhattan clam chowder and Braised Beef Contadina with Italian Sausage, Roasted Mushrooms & Peppers, Crispy Vesuvio Potatoes.

01-14-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

01-14-18

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-73/

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https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-73/

LIVE this Sunday, January 14th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio returns with more foodie fun. We welcome Michael Ungaro the Vice President of San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant and one of the stars of Kings of FI$H that has had over 40 million viewers and just premiered Season 4 of the show. San Pedro Fish Market is California’s Largest Restaurant; declared one of the Top 10 Most Instragramed restaurant in America a few years in a row, has been awarded 4 Guinness World Records, and with millions served making it literally California’s busiest dining destination annually. “Kings of Fi$h” is based on three generations of the San Pedro Fish Market family who have been in the fish business since 1956, and the hilarious series highlights the entrepreneurial family spirit and frames the strong characters that make up this booming family run business. Featured on Foodbeast for the restaurant’s world famous mouthwatering “Super Tray,” the San Pedro Fish Market and the Ungaro family attract not only LA locals, but people from around the world, including celebrities such as Sofia Vergara lookalike Tati Polo spotlight on a show.The San Pedro Fish Market began their journey 60 years ago in the water front section of the Los Angeles Harbor. The founder Tommy was put in charge of the fish market when he was a teenager along with his cousin Henry. A live seafood section was developed where customers could pick their own Lobster and Crab and have it steamed fresh. Additionally, they developed their own smoked-fish recipe and garnered quite a following for Smoked Halibut, Salmon, Tuna, Cod, Swordfish, and many others. These were the first moves towards selling a cooked, ready-to-eat product and would eventually lead to their “World-Famous Shrimp Tray.”

We also welcome Erik Andersson the Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Ginproduced by William Grant & Sons out of VisitScotland. Founded in 1999, in addition to the traditional juniper infusion, Hendrick’s uses Bulgarian rose and cucumber to add flavour. Hendrick’s gin is bottled in a dark brown apothecary-style bottle. The Wall Street Journal described Hendrick’s as the “Best Gin in the World” and other spirit ratings organizations have been very complimentary as well with San Francisco World Spirits Competitionawarding Hendrick’s Gin two double gold, two gold, and three silver medals and The Beverage Testing Institute giving the gin well-above-average scores of 93, 94 and 95. Sounds Ginrifick to us!

Joining us in studio as well will be Vernon Rochester the owner of Rochester’s Barbecue & Grill in Borough of Lawnside, New Jersey. They are a BYOB and Wine Bar featuring wines from Sharrott Winery expertly paired with each meal, Wednesday Nights – All You Can Eat BBQ, and also locals love their Saturday Night Jazz sessions from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm featuring Michael J Corman, an amazing Keyboardist/Vocalist. They focus on soul food, barbecue, and southern cooking, but with locally sourced products as much as possible with a focus on dietary diversity. They do traditionally prepared items on the menu such as their amazing Ollie’s Triple beans, made with ground beef, sausage and bacon and simmered with “secret spices” all the way to a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from. You heard right, they also focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes. They were also recently highlighted in the Courier Post by Lisa Howard-Fusco. You can read the article here:

http://www.courierpostonline.com/…/lawnside-roch…/813594001/

To top it all off and spice things up we also have coming on Christophe Hervieu the Founder and CEO of Simply Beyond. Simply Beyond products are inspired by and created for passionate cooks and real families. Because of their love of cooking with their children, and their appreciation for flavorful herbs, founders Christophe and Katia chose to share their passion with other families and food lovers. Everything their family believes in, and has experienced in their own kitchen, has gone into creating the unique Simply Beyond line of products. Christophe and Katia’s sincere desire to share quality ingredients, delicious recipes, and life-improving convenience is evident in every ounce, in every taste, of Simply Beyond. Their motto is EVERYDAY FOOD MADE BETTER IS OUR DRIVING FORCE. They believe deeply in uncompromising, consistent standards every day – in everyday recipes, in everyday meals, and accessible to everyday cooks and families. Any day, anytime of the year, their convenience, quality and taste will always deliver easily, reliably and flavorfully. With no chemicals or preservatives, their organic, Non-GMO Project products are simply better – they are purer, more natural, more flavorful, more affordable, and more practical. They have better ingredients to better suit personal tastes, and to elevate every meal you make. Wow, we can’t wait.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

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 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 now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was 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 Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-73/