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The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor – Myrtle Beach, SC

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, SC

Best of Philly – Myrtle Beach, SC

Burger Fi – Myrtle Beach, SC

Great ice cream salon is The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor and I had a blueberry cheesecake milkshake, a few carnitas tacos at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, trying some Philly Cheesesteaks at Best of Philly, and a double bacon cheeseburger with onion rings at Burger Fi.

 

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Pinto Thong Thai Cuisine – Deptford, NJ

Pinto Thong Thai Cuisine – Deptford, NJ

This place really surprised and delighted me. Located in an old location of a Chinese take-out, they really maximized their space and put in some really cool décor with delicious food. Had a great time here and will be back for sure when in the area. I had the Kanom Jeeb Dumplings which are steamed dumpling with a mixture of ground pork and shrimp served with a homemade sweet soy sauce and vinaigrette, Thai shrimp fried rice that was really yummy, and shrimp Pad Graprow with Thai basil stir fried noodles, garlic, chili, string beans, onion, carrots, and bell pepper.

Small Bites Radio 09-09-18

09-09-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-93/

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Happy Labor Day! LIVE this Sunday, September 9th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm ofBluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, the whole band is back together with Derek returning to studio as well as Small Bites Radio resident Vegan Food Chef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish will also be back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

Joining us will be Executive Chef Will Savarese of Robert’s Steakhouse of Atlantic City located inside the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic Cityin Do Atlantic City to let you know that theJersey Shore season is all year round down there. Critically acclaimed as one of the best steakhouses in the region, Robert’s Steakhouse was named “Best Steakhouse” in the Philadelphia metro region by the editors of the Best of Philly edition of Philadelphia Magazine. Robert’s Steakhouse features 200 seats across a modern dining room with leather banquettes, dark woods and dramatic ceiling beams, as well as a cozy lounge area with rippled glass louvers and a glass-enclosed fireplace as well as being the only steakhouse in town to dry age its prime meat in-house for a minimum of six weeks, taking its signature porterhouse, rib eye, New York strip, cuts to unmatched levels of texture and flavor. So have a steak and catch the new Miss America Organization fromGretchen Carlson. Sounds great to us!

Then located in University City District, Philadelphia we welcome Chef Ralph Patrick Fernandez the Director of Culinary for Louie Louie an American bistro with a French inspired menu offering seasonal, ingredient-inspired dishes based on a classical combination of flavors. House-made pastries and an extensive beverage program highlighting wines by the glass and bottle as well as seasonal specialty cocktails and craft beers add to the dining experience. The décor pays homage to ART NOUVEAUand European cafes with a touch of the 1970s. Traditional wood tones, reclaimed subway tiles, tried and true black and white marble stones as flooring and wainscoting and blue and buttery leathers, fabrics and patterns bring color and graphic identities to the space. The Lounge offers custom lux seating, perfect for gathering with friends for cocktails and snacks. Outdoor seating reminiscent of French cafes is the ideal spot for dining and people watching. Can’t wait!

We all know Small Bites is proven to their listeners to sleep 😉 but what if you’re hungry before bedtime? Joining us will be Sean Folkson the Founder ofNightfood. Nightfood is specially formulated for nighttime cravings. Unlike other healthier snacks and nutrition bars, which are typically formulated to boost energy, delicious NightFood bars are specifically formulated for snacking between dinner and bed. What’s special about NightFood is as much about what we leave out as what we put in. Sleep and nutrition experts agree that there are certain do’s and don’ts if you’re going to snack before bed. NightFood is formulated to meet these expert recommendations. So that’s a win-win!

Fall is upon as now and cider will be the rage. Joining us will be Nicole Blum and Jonathan Carr to talk about their new book “Ciderhouse Cookbook: 127 Recipes That Celebrate the Sweet, Tart, Tangy Flavors of Apple Cider” fromStorey Publishing. Inspired by the full flavors produced from their idyllic ciderhouse in the heart of a rustic New England apple orchard, Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum’s recipes, developed in collaboration with chef Andrea Blum, celebrate the versatility of fresh cider in all its forms. Ciderhouse Cookbook teaches home cooks how to make a full array of traditional cider products, including cider syrups, molasses, vinegars, shrubs, and switchels, as well as apple preserves. The 127 cider-enriched recipes that follow are simple yet elegant, with beautiful photography that captures the ambiance of the ciderhouse. This book is a deliciously loving tribute to America’s favorite fruit.

We are also very excited to have a special food drop-off in from one of our favorite chefs, Chopped Champion ChefTimothy Witcher who will be delighting us with some of the food served at his The Wing Kitchen pop-up at theWedgwood Country Club this Sunday, September 9th for the kickoff of the NFLseason. Be sure to go out and support him and enjoy some great food sincePhiladelphia Eagles are in First Place again!!!

Small Bites Radio correspondent ActorJohn DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products. John DiRenzo covered theAmerican Idol auditions at Franklin Square this week!

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, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light, and Executive Chef of Trolley Car Station 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 with his timely special Catholic Churchthemed joke. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

09-09-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-93/

Habit Burger – Cherry Hill, NJ

Habit Burger – Cherry Hill, NJ

So many places claim to have a great burger. Well Habit Burger sure has a tasty one. The fresh made beverage of Blueberry, Citrus & Mint was a really good beverage to wash down the meal of Bacon Cheeseburger with fries and a side of onion rings. I would go here again. I better watch out though, because I am sure it could become a habit my waistline may regret.

The Iron Room – Atlantic City, NJ

The Iron Room – Atlantic City, NJ

The Phoenix is on the rise again in and around Atlantic City. Almost pushed to the brink a few years ago, Atlantic City has lots of new reasons to visit and even those who have been around awhile are really excelling. Well The Iron Room is one of the ones who have been around a little while, and they are doing wonderful things. I really like the new layout of The Iron Room with a defined bar and dining room area now. I started the night out at the bar enjoying impeccable service with a delicious bourbon that was aged in Vanilla Stout Beer barrels. The great service continued all the way to the dining room where we began with the Chef’s selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. The main course was the special of the night; their take on a French seafood bouillabaisse stew which was PHENOMENAL! To finish it all off was their banana bread pudding topped with a bourbon sauce. If you’re going to AC for a night out or just want to have a decent meal down the shore area, The Iron Room is definitely worth a visit.

08-19-18 Small Bites Radio

08-19-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-92/

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08-19-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-92/

LIVE this Sunday, August 19th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio will be a special episode hosted by Chetna Macwan the founder of Spice Culture Cooking, an Indian Cooking instructor, and an award winning chef. She will be joined by Small Bites Radio’s resident #Vegan Chef Christina Martin.

They are thrilled to welcome Jesse McDonald and Cole Forrest of New Wing Order Food Truck who serve award-winning wings and Southern grub. New Wing Order is a hot wing focused food truck hitting the streets of Memphis! In addition to award-winning wings, they offer delicious dishes like Buffalo Chicken Tacos and BBQ Nachos. It started as a group of friends who loved hot wings – fried, grilled, smoked – you name it, they ate it. They would count down the days to the Southern Hotwing Festival. The event is like no other, featuring more than 70 competition cooking teams making the best wings in the South. They’d go each year, partake of amazing wings, and watch as a new team was crowned Grand Champion. After years of developing their own recipes, they decided to throw their hat in the ring and began competing. They made finals their inaugural year competing in the Southern Hot Wing Festival. After a couple more years of creating and perfecting new flavors, they took home the Grand Championship in 2015, Third Place in 2016, the Grand Championship in 2017, and Second Place in 2018! One of the team members, Jesse McDonald, had been working in the culinary industry for years and looked at the success at the festival, the biggest one of its kind in the South, as a sign these wings should be available to Memphians year round.

Then in studio is Madura Sotolongo, the Founder of The Chai Bar. She came to the U.S. as a graduate student of Financial Engineering at Temple University in the Summer of 2014 after completing her undergrad in Math and master’s in International Business in India. She ended up getting an 8 am desk job at Comcast as a Data Analyst right after her graduation. While at work she got Chai tea cravings and would often go to coffee shops in search of a good cup. She soon realized that if she wanted a real cup of Chai she would have to brew her own. This led Madura to brew for her friends as well and she really enjoyed sharing Chai and culture with an expanding group of friends and Chai lovers. She left Comcast in the spring of 2017 to start working on The Chai Bar and was up and running in farmers markets that fall. Her love for all things Chai and disappointment at the lack of availability of good Chai at coffee shops drove her to quit her job and purse this dream of introducing a real cup of Chai in American lifestyle. Chai is a most loved and served Indian drink and Madura says, it takes practice and patience to brew this surprisingly simple drink to make. A fresh and delicious cup of Chai is a work of alchemy. The Chai Bar in Philadelphia welcomes you to experience this wonderful experience called Chai in its most authentic form made from freshly ground spices with love and recipes that’s been handed down generations over centuries. So, don’t forget when you sip a cup of Chai it’s not just a blend of spices and tea with milk, it’s the amalgamation of popular culture, tradition, diversity, history and stories in one cup!

Also in studio will be Natasha Bhalla a Health & Wellness Coach for Prana Wellness & Health. Natasha has fused her knowledge, experience and passion into programs and workshops that empower individuals to take control of their health and wellness. Through vital nutrition and self-care techniques, Natasha offers the knowledge and skills necessary to increase prana, a Sanskrit word that mean “life force energy,” which is critical to feeling well and happy. Natasha’s mission is to help women and men become their healthiest versions naturally. A breast cancer survivor and thriver, Natasha is well-versed in healing the body through nutrition, meditation, and is a Reiki practioner. She uses different modalities that foster physical, mental and emotional wellness, as well as, energetic healing in her clients. Natasha has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has experience both behind-the-chair as a makeup artist and as a marketing and communications professional, giving her great insight into cosmetologists’ lifestyles and needs. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Natasha gained her Health Coaching certificate in 2011 and prior to this, she graduated as a Makeup Artist from the Christine Valmy International School Institute. Natasha attended Pace University for her undergraduate studies and has a BA in Mass Communications and Marketing. Now that is what I call a show!

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products and will be visiting Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and New York Jets with a report on both TBA.

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 and 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. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-92/

After the show this week, we hope everyone has a great rest of summer and a Happy Labor Day. Derek and the Small Bites crew will return for your listening pleasure Sunday, September 9th at 635pm for more foodie fun. See you then!

Binghamton, NY Quick Eats

Binghamton, NY Quick Eats

I was extremely impressed with Binghamton, New York. This is a really cool little town with lots going on, decent places to eat, nice sports complexes, and great walkability in and around the city and waterway. This town was a lot of fun and would definitely head back there. Below are just a few of the spots visited.

 Old World Deli

I really liked this spot. It is a very affordable breakfast destination with great meals and free coffee with every meal. The service was top notch as well. I had bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel that was eaten before a picture was even thought about.

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Lost Dog Café

This is one of the best places to eat and hang out in Binghamton in my opinion. The vibe is very chill and relaxed, while the food was delicious. I had the Beef Barley Soup which was one of better cups of this soup I have had in a long time. Then I had chicken lemongrass fried dumplings that were yummy, roast beef sammie sliders that were outstanding, and ended my visit with parmesan sage-crusted chicken sandwich.

 

NYSEG Stadium home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies

This is a really nice place to catch a baseball game. Not a bad seat in the house and the Roundabout BBQ Pit was surprisingly tasty for stadium food with their local foods of a Chicken Spiedie Deluxe with Salt Potatoes and Mac and Cheese.