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05-20-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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05-20-18

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05-20-18

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LIVE this Sunday, May 20th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio is a great lineup. We are thrilled to welcome Chef/Partners Scott Schroeder and Pat O’Malley of Hungry Pigeon in studio. The restaurant is the dream project of Scott and Pat. Best known for serving comfort food in an all-day cafe/restaurant environment, Hungry Pigeon is beloved by Philadelphians and visitors alike. They met as line cooks 13 years ago at ¡Pasion! Restaurant and they haven’t matured a bit despite their combined thirty-five plus years in the restaurant industry. They also have friendship, resourcefulness, and, fortunately, complimentary skills. The two of them plan the Hungry Pigeon’s menus daily. Their girlfriends designed the space, but O’Malley and Schroeder take credit for it every time. The team was also on the James Beard Foundation Semifinalist list this year: Chef/Partner Pat O’Malley up for Outstanding Pastry Chef nationwide. Can’t wait to talk to them!

Our next guest is Gregory Conocchioli the owner of Gregory Benjamin Artisan Preserves and Marmalades. Greg started making preserves with neighbors when he was eight years old. His passion for artisan home made products and home style presentation took him from this simple beginning to the opening of his own catering business in Philadelphia, PA in 1984. Preserves led to chutneys and pickled products and also to baked confections, and then to off-premise catering which led to his wholesale bakery, Made in Buck’s County. Philadelphia Magazine named Gregory’s Chocolate Chip Cookie the Best of Philly. He was again named by Philadelphia Magazine, the Best of Philly in August 2013, for his preserves. In November 2013, he was named Best Artisanal Spread by Cooking Light magazine. In 2015 his Country Christmas Marmalade received the prestigious Artisan Marmalade Gold Award at the Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Cumbria Travel, England. Once again in 2016 he received the Artisan Marmalade Silver Award for his MacGregory Benjamins Orange Marmalade, a Bronze Award for Scented Lemon Rhubarb Marmalade, and a special commendation for his Sealed with a Kiss Chocolate Orange Raspberry Marmalade. His gourmet food stores in Frenchtown, New Jerseyand New Hope PA were known for his signature gift baskets and gift boxes. For many years these stores were the only places in America where you could buy his amazing products. Now you can buy them on-line and we’ll ship them directly from his kitchen to your home or gift recipient. They all sound delicious!

With warmer weather finally upon us on the East Coast, it’s that time again to PLAY BALL! We are happy to welcome General Manager Justin Ferrarella of the Sussex County Miners, a professional baseball team in the independent Can-Am League. Fans can enjoy exciting baseball, promotional nights, and great daily specials, including their spectacular fireworks shows. They have a unique set-up in rural and picturesque Sussex County, New Jersey where you can check out a fun dinner-and-a-show experience at Skylands Stadium, a minor league baseball park in Augusta, NJ with an on-site restaurant run by Krave Cafe + Caterer. The restaurant WheelHouse Craft Kitchen + Bar, works with many local farms, breweries and distilleries in Northwest NJ to create fresh menu items that are always changing to reflect the changing season and events. They also provide cocktails and refreshments inside the events including food truck festivals, beer festivals, comedy nights, boat shows, light shows, and holiday extravaganzas, as well as private and corporate functions. Sounds like a match made in heaven!

To top it all off we also have joining us Nathan Marshall. He is a passionate and dedicated wine enthusiast who loves to have fun! He has worked in the industry creating tasting notes for wineries/agencies, running digital marketing campaigns promoting wine and beer, and working as a wine expert for a chain of wine and spirits retailers. He started off several years ago as someone who was at best, mildly interested in wine. I remembered hearing people discuss different types of wine and how something like where the grapes were grown can even impact the end result. To someone who didn’t really grow up with wine, this was a very strange idea to him. Over the course of the next several years, a mild interest flourished into a full on passion. He began attending regular tastings, subscribing to different magazines, interacting with people online, and basically soaking up any and all information he could get my hands on related to wine. His website is http://nathantm.com and his YouTube is http://www.youtube.com/jalapenonate

Small Bites Radio’s 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.

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 getting ready for his new show Regional Eats.

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 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 Try This Dish 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.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-84/

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Craftsman Row Saloon – Philadelphia, PA

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Craftsman Row Saloon – Philadelphia, PA

Really nice neighborhood dining destination with eclectic menu. Service was prompt, friendly, and prices very reasonable. Pictured is Donut Fried Chicken – fried chicken all white breast with thick cut hickory smoked bacon, american cheese, and maple syrup on a glazed donut with a side of fresh cut french fries. It was good!

Oink and Moo BBQ – Voorhees, NJ

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BBQ is becoming more and more popular in South Jersey. Below is what I had:

1/2 rack ribs, mac and cheese, greens, and corn bread. Service was really friendly and layout of restaurant is nice.

 

05-06-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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05-06-18

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05-06-18

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LIVE this Sunday, May 6th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio with Cinco de Mayo! on most Americans minds this weekend, we are happy to welcome Chef Eddie Hernandez who was born in Monterrey, Mexico and is the executive chef of Taqueria del Sol. He and his business partner, Mike Klank , were nominated for a 2017 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur Award. His recipes have appeared in Bon Appétit Magazine, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun Magazine. He joins us to talk about his new cookbook “Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen” from Rux Martin and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt written with Susan Puckett. USA TODAY called Taqueria del Sol “a runaway success.” Bon Appétit wrote: “Move over, Chipotle!” The fast-casual food of Eddie Hernandez, the James Beard-nominated chef/co-owner of the restaurant, lands on the commonalities of Southern and Mexican food, with dishes like Memphis barbecue pork tacos, chicken pot pie served in a “bowl” of a puffed tortilla, turnip greens in “pot likker” spiked with chiles, or the “Eddie Palmer,” sweet tea with a jab of tequila. Eddie never hesitates to break with purists to make food taste better, adding sugar to creamy grits to balance the jalapeños, or substituting tomatillos in fried green tomatoes for a more delicate texture. Throughout, “Eddie’s Way” sidebars show how to make each dish even more special. What a treat!

Then coming on the show will be Ray Sheehan the Event Organizer of the 2nd Annual Philadelphia All Star Craft Beer & Wine Festival at Citizens Bank Park. After a sell-out crowd last year, thousands of beer enthusiasts and wine lovers will return to Citizens Bank Park on May 19, 2018 for the The Philly All-Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival. Guests will be treated like ballpark royalty with exclusive giveaways, activities, and amazing craft beer and wine samples from around the world. This year, the festival area has expanded by 50% to provide attendees with more space to walk around, hang out with their friends, and have fun! With over 100 craft beer and wine vendors, food vendors, and live musical entertainment, guests are guaranteed the experience of a lifetime. Ticket holders will also receive free parking, a voucher for two (2) tickets to a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, and get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get their picture taken in the Philadelphia Phillies dugout after walking the bases and warning track! This year, “The Yard” will also be open for attendees to take swings at the Phillies new whiffle ball park, and enjoy a variety of games throughout the entire concourse, such as giant bocci, fowling, cornhole, and even shoot some hot dogs from the Hatfield hot dog launcher. Four DJ’s, and two Acoustic Duo’s will also amp up the crowd, and keep the party going. Additionally, the Phillies vs. Cardinals will be airing LIVE on the giant 1,500” screen and dozens of screens throughout the ballpark to provide a true all star experience. The event runs from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and VIP ticket holders will have access to the Hall of Fame Club/VIP Area with one-hour early entry at 2:00 p.m., and additional select beer & wine samples. The All-Star Craft Beer and Wine will benefit the Phila FOP Lodge 5 and Michael Barkann‘s The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation uniting a sense of community in the Philadelphia region. The Foundation provides financial assistance to families who are in need, due to recent adversity or tragedy and are immensely grateful to be a part of the festival. Planning to take the festival across the nation, Dennis Gaudenzi, owner of Upcoming Events.com is thrilled to host the annual festival in the City of Brotherly Love for its second year. He says “We are so excited to have this Festival at one of the best Ballparks in the Majors – the Home of the Phillies! It is certain to be a “can’t miss” event with entertainment and great craft beer and wine, both local and from around the world!” It’s an event that should not be missed!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.BallparkFestival.com.

Also joining us will be Domenick Crimi the General Manager of Cappuccio’s Meats Old World Butcher Shop a Family Affair Since 1920 in the heart of 9th Street Italian Market. Cappuccio’s Meats has been providing authentic Italian sausage and curated meats for almost 100 years. They have more sausage flavors than anyone in the region, and as an added bonus you can get dry aged steaks and a variety of other gourmet meats from them. They are great!

We are also thrilled to welcome Nancy Sirianni a singer, songwriter, actor and producer from Long Island, New York. Her long-time group, recording artists the scoldees, released two critically acclaimed CDs of original music that received nationwide airplay: MY PATHETIC LIFE and NIGHTCAP WORLD (OHR Records ©2000 and 2003). Band credits include Woodstock ’99, Mountain Stage New Song Music Festival, The Bottom Line (NYC),The Whisky A Go-Go (LA), and Jazz in Duketown – Café De Smidse in Leiden, The Netherlands. Solo credits include a recent performance at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and opening for American Idol Taylor Hicks at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. You can hear Nancy’s original songs National Lampoon’s One Two Many (available on DVD), as well as six independent films and MTV reality shows MADE and MY SUPER SWEET 16. She is coming on to talk about her appearance playing an acoustic set with guitar player extraordinaire Jon Lauter at Susan Robbins Rhythm & Verse: A Literary and Music Salon Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting on Friday night, May 18th in Philadelphia. We can’t wait!

We are all about having quality family time here at Small Bites and as such we welcome Jen Chiou the CEO of CodeSpeak Labs. They have recently released CodeSpeak Books. These are Children’s Story Books for kids to learn computer coding concepts. For our kids’ generation, coding– the language of computers and technology– is going to be a necessary literacy. Like learning any language, it’s easiest for kids to start learning the fundamentals early on, in age appropriate ways. How to Turn Your Grown-Up into a Robot and Other Coding Stories is our hardcover Children’s Book with 3 fun stories for kids in grades PreK-2.

You can order a copy of the book on their website: http://www.codespeaklabs.com/hour-of-code

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 getting ready for his new show Regional Eats.

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 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-83/

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen – Orlando, FL

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The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen – Orlando, FL

This place is quite a sensory experience, and in a good way. Steam punk fans will go gaga for this place. The milkshakes are well worth a trip here alone. Lots of fun. Brownie milkshake with chocolate ice cream brownie mixed in and chocolate syrup

04-29-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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04-29-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-82/

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LIVE this Sunday, April 29th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio Derek returns from I LOVE NEW YORK and Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the show has a foodie wonderland and feast for the ears with one of our biggest lineups ever. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month (April), we are thrilled to welcome Chef Katie Lee, the ultimate comfort food expert and co-host of the Emmy nominated Food Network’s The Kitchen and the Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee. She shares ways to elevate your comfort food experience with delicious grilled cheese sandwich mashups that are easy to make at home. Lee is a member of the Feeding America Entertainment Council, an ambassador for 96 Elephants, on the board of the Food Bank of New York, works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society, and she has also volunteered for Les Dames d’Escoffier Int’l (LDEI), an organization that educates and mentors women in the culinary profession. What an honor!

Then we are so happy to welcome Siri Daly of food blog Siriously Deliciousto talk about her new cookbook “Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook” from Oxmoor House Books. Like many of us trying to feed our families, Siri Daly is a very busy cook. As a mother of three under the age of 10, Today Showfood contributor, and wife of a bicoastal traveling man, Carson Daly (“The Voice” host and TODAY show co-host), Siri often doesn’t know which end is up. Siri is not a serious cook, but she is serious about her food—and what she serves her family, friends and loved ones. Siriously Delicious is organized by how a busy mom gets through her day—breakfast, lunch, happy hour (her favorite!), dinner with sides, and dessert. Siri’s recipes are created with three goals in mind: to create food that is delicious and satisfying for both kids and adults, to prepare dishes packed with traditionally comforting flavors and ingredients (think cheese, avocado, chocolate!), and to make each recipe approachable for even a novice cook—no trips to specialty food stores are required. Whether you’re looking for easy-to-cook recipes your kids will devour, such as mouth-watering Bacon Pizzadillas, or you’re dying to relax with a Spicy Grapefruit Cocktail when the days feel too long, this cookbook has a recipe for every occasion. Siri also includes extra tips to make your time in the kitchen easier: Siriously Simple offers a hack or time-saving tip, Siriously Sinful details how to make something even more indulgent, Siriously Nutritious explains how to make something healthier, and Siriously Mini advises how to satisfy the kiddos. Filled with Siri’s often hilarious anecdotes, Siriously Delicious will not only feed your family’s bellies but hopefully deliver a belly laugh along the way. We can’t wait!

Keeping the fun going, joining us as well is Justin Chapple the Culinary Director of Food & Wine and host of Food & Wine’s video series Mad Genius Tips to talk about his new book “Just Cook It!: 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Time Inc. Books. Before joining FOOD & WINE, he graduated from the The French Culinary Institute and worked under Chef Alain Allegretti in New York City, but Justin Chapple knows how people really cook at home. He grew up with a large family, first learning kitchen tricks from his grandmother who made do with whatever they had, and she made the food delicious. In his job as the Culinary Director of the test kitchen, he’s often asked to take recipes from superstar chefs (think David Chang and Thomas Keller) and simplify them for home cooks. Now he is putting all of his expertise to good use in Just Cook It!, a collection of 125 mouthwatering recipes like Avocado Pizza with Dukka and Stovetop Mac-n-Cheese with Bacon Breadcrumbs, with Justin’s signature time-saving tips and hacks throughout. AMESOME!!!

All this cooking has us needing a drink. Tim Herlihy, the United Staed Ambassador for Tullamore Dew will be on to talk about their latest innovative release: Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish. Available now in the U.S. market, the new variant consists of the brand’s signature Irish whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W. Original, finished in barrels previously used to age Demerara rum. Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is inspired by the brand’s new global vision, “Beauty of Blend,” which champions the ways in which blends of all kinds impact our whiskey and our world for the better. In the 16th and 17th centuries, more than 50,000 Irish immigrants settled in the West Indies where a tradition of Irish whiskey distilling blended with local rum production and expanded the business globally. Reflecting this unique history, the product’s packaging is inspired by antique Caribbean trade maps, passport stamps and travel journals. Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is a permanent addition to the Tullamore D.E.W. collection and joins an impressive innovation line-up, including the Tullamore D.E.W. Original, 12 Year Old Special Reserve, 15 Year Old Trilogy and 14 and 18 Year Old Single Malts as well as the seasonal Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask. What a treat!

Let’s top all of this food and drink greatness with a treat. This treat will be a little different as a robot will serve it to us. Joining us to talk about this technology advancement is Reis and Irvy’s’s Chaiman Nick Yates. Reis & Irvy’s a subsidiary franchise concept of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (OTCB: VEND) announced that the world’s first frozen yogurt robots will arrive at select grocery retailers in 16 US states this spring. The Reis & Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Robots provide a fun and delicious experience to the shopper. Savvy grocers recognize the value of front-of-store services like Reis & Irvy’s frozen yogurt robots, offering shoppers a unique service and product. To check this concept out for yourself; it can be seen in Pennsylvania at The The Fresh Grocer Reis & Irvy’s- Philly. We hope they just serve frozen yogurt and a Blade Runner 2049 will not be needed to keep them under control 😉

Then to give us a peek of a blogger life we are happy to have in studio Chetna Macwan the founder of Spice Culture Blog, an Indian Cooking instructor, and award winning chef for her Butter Chicken where she recently won 2nd place at a cooking challenge at Rowan University. She believes in lots of fresh ingredients, lots of traditional Indian flavors/spices, but easier steps to cook. Her dream is to have a successful cooking show on a TV Network to allow audiences to see that Indian food is very flavorful and accessible. The program would show people that Indian food it is not as intimidating as it seems when steps are simplified, can be done without sacrificing flavor, and share how wonderful Indian food really is. Chetna is proud of her culture and the dishes offered, and we couldn’t be happier that she is joining us.

Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan Chef Christina Martin of Cooking To Nourish will also be back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

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.

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 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 Try This Dish 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-82/

Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom – Orlando, FL

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Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom – Orlando, FL

With live music, friendly service, a nice vibe in the restaurant and pretty decent food this is a good spot in the City Walk. Here is the dish, Reggae Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Half chicken char-grilled, chopped, rice and peas, sweet plantains