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09-10-17 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of



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This Sunday, September 10th, the Philadelphia Eagles 2018 NFL season is kicking off and the hometown team is currently in 1st Place 😉 and SB is back LIVE this Sunday, September 10th at 635pm on WF and just like Hank Williams Jr. sings, we hope you all are READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL, a Sunday night party! We have joining us Coach Dick Vermeil who took the Eagles to the Super Bowl in 1980 with the memorable team of Ron Jaworski, Ken Dunek, and Harold Carmichael. Coach Vermeil also had the St. Louis Rams win their first and only Super Bowl and he also inducted in the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Coach Vermeil comes from a rich wine legacy — and has embarked on a second career as a winemaker. Coach Vermeil’s great grandfather on his mother’s side owned a vineyard, and his paternal great grandfather used the grapes to make wine at home for the family.  Coach Vermeil turned his hobby of winemaking into a thriving business. Today, Vermeil sources fruit from that same vineyard and manages Vermeil Wines in the heart of Napa Valley.

Joining Coach Vermeil on our program will be celebrity Chef Chef Sylva Senat who is known for running kitchens with high-quality ingredients, key flavor combinations and exceptional technique. After a star turn on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” his latest restaurant Maison 208 with builder Herb Reid III, opened in Washington Square last spring to stellar reviews as well as overseeing Dos Tacos. They are both on to talk about Philly Pours event which will benefit RHD’s Children’s Services, a diverse continuum of effective and therapeutic services that have helped thousands of children and their families achieve their behavioral and educational goals. Now in its second year, Philly Pours takes place on Friday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm at the Fretz Showroom in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  The event features five dining experiences pairing Vermeil Wines with a menu specially curated by Chef Sylva Senat. An exclusive VIP event with Coach Vermeil and Chef Sylva will also take place. Additional information can be found on the Philly Pours website:

That is alone is enough for some shows, but this is Small Bites and we took a week off so we are going to work even harder this week. So also joining us will be Ed Herr the President and CEO of Herr Food Inc. Ed Herr grew up in the snack food business and aspired early on to dedicate his professional career to advancing Herr Foods Inc. As President, Ed’s responsibilities range from general administration of the $250 million family business, including sales, marketing and manufacturing, to management of fleet, farms and properties. He also oversees the company’s activities in the areas of charitable giving and community and corporate relations.

Ed has a life-long devotion to his community, which he has demonstrated through active service. He serves on the boards of a number of organizations. Locally these include: Oxford Mainstreet Inc., the Oxford Senior Center, and the Lighthouse Youth Center. In 2009, Ed helped to found a local faith community, SILO – Serving, Inspiring, Loving Others, and currently serves on the Leadership Team. Ed also serves on the board of the Navigators Church Discipleship Ministry headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the board of New York City Relief. His greatest gift is making our favorite snack Herr’s Sour Cream & Onion which is a must for any school lunch or football party. We can’t wait to talk to him and this amazing company with delicious snacks for any occasion and how when you combine a signature Philly flavor with a popular summer snack you get a crabby stroke of snacking genius. For Herr’s, that’s exactly what happened when Chickie’s & Pete’s whipped up a few hundred servings of kettle corn dusted with its signature crab seasoning and sold it in a limited batch to hungry crowds at Penn’s Landing and Wildwood Boardwalk. The success of the snack inspired Herr’s to partner with the Philly brand to turn the snack into its new Chickie’s & Pete’s Sweet and Crabby Kettle Corn.

Then we have joining us to celebrate their 25th anniversary is Francis Schott and Mark Pascal the owners of Stage Left Steak: A Contemporary American Steakhouse
& in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Restaurateurs Francis Schott and Mark Pascal operate two of New Jersey’s most storied restaurants. Stage Left Steak — celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017 — which is famous for its wood-grilled steaks, award-winning wine list and pioneering cocktail program, and has been an incubator for many of the NY region’s top chefs and mixologists. Serving Brooklyn-Italian style fare, Catherine Lombardi opened in 2005, paying homage to the cooking of Mark’s grandmother. Executive Chef James (J.R.) Belt presides over both kitchens. Ricky Stevens is Chef de Cuisine of Stage Left Steak. Schott and Pascal bonded over their shared love of food and drink upon meeting at Rutgers. For more than 8 years, the duo hosted the podcast, The Restaurant Guys, chatting with esteemed culinary guests from Gael Greene and John Mariani to Ruth Reichl and Chefs Eric Ripert and Grant Achatz. It’s going to fun to chat with them.

Someone who is going to enjoy the show and will be in studio as well is Lauren Biddle the Founder of the blog Just Grubbin. They are not professional chefs or anything like that, just a group of friends that absolutely love food. So they decided to start a blog and document their food adventures. You can find out more about them at:

Tired yet? Well pick yourself up, because we also have joining us Wil Levins the President of the Gloucester City Democrat Club looking to make Gloucester Great. What does he think of Hillary Clinton putting the blame on Bernie Sanders in her new Hillary Rodham Clinton Books #WhatHappened? More importantly though, what will politics look like in the future? He will also want to talk about the Gloucester City Democratic Club comedy night fundraiser on Friday October 27th. Sounds like you better get the popcorn ready, I hope Herr’s has some more of that Crabby Kettle Corn for us.

Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world.

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 new 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, just announced by FOX she will be starring in the newest season of Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars premiering on September 29th that has Hell’s Kitchen Underground excited, 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 is releasing his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange and is available to pre-order on Fat Jack’s BBQ and hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.

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