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NYC Eats 2020

NYC Eats 2020

I recently heard that New York City has close to 27,000 restaurants. If you break that down, you could eat at a new place every day for almost 77 years. This in theory will never be accomplished, but who knows. Humans are living longer and longer so anything is possible I guess. Below is my attempt to start eating at as many as possible. It may take me a few more than 77 years at the pace I’m at, but you have to start someone. This is certainly not a best of list, but here are a few places I enjoyed on my latest adventure in NYC.

Buenavista Restaurant & Bar – NYC, NY


Had seared baby calamari over roasted spicy potato with artisanal magic Jerez, seared octopus, stuffed clam with scallops, shrimp, and mussels, creamy lobster stew soup and green asparagus with favas and chantille foam on top, and roasted Iberian pork Osobuco, over scalloped ovened potatoes and spinach served with green apple radish aujus. Really just an amazing meal and service was first class. Highly recommend a visit here.

At Nine Restaurant & Bar – NYC, NY


Had shrimp kanom jeep (steamed minced shrimp wrapped in wonton skin served with vinaigrette sauce) and shrimp pad see eiw (broad flat rice noodle stir fried with egg, American and Chinese broccoli in sweet soy sauce. Very cool atmosphere and delicious food that was served quickly and efficiently.

Best Bagel & Coffee – NYC, NY

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That was a fantastic way to start the morning with a fresh made bacon, egg, and cheese on an onion bagel. When I say fresh made, I mean fresh as they are making the bagels right there. A great breakfast stop that was fast and affordable.

Schmackary’s – Hell’s Kitchen – NYC, NY

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The funfetti cookie was heavenly and one of the best cookies I have had in a while. The cookies and cream as well and the classic were a yummy treat as well. The entire menu seems like fun and hope to try some more soon.

Cork & Kale – NYC, NY

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Sitting in the lower level of Even Hotel Times Square I their frittata of red pepper, red onion, sun dried tomato, spinach, whole egg, gouda, and peccorino cheese with fresh fruit

Stout NYC – Bryant Park – NYC, NY

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I had the Big Boy Hot Dog which is a foot-long hot dog with braised onions and stout sauce served on a potato roll.

As usual don’t forget to listen to the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey” Small Bites Radio on Sundays at 635pm on Wildfire Radio at:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/

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Disney World Eats 2020

Disney World Eats 2020

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Disney, it’s the most magical place on Earth. Had a great time and was able to ride every single ride in every single park (excluding waterparks) and that included all the Star Wars Galaxy Edge rides such as Star Wars Rise of Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. But did the food live up to greatness of the theme parks? Let me just say it didn’t reach the levels of excitement like the rides Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot or Avatar Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom. It was more on the level of It’s a Small World at Magic Kingdom. Easy to appease every palate, a well-oiled operation in the works, and not too many surprises, but still a solid performance overall that most people will enjoy. Below is a list of the places I remembered to take pictures in no particular order. Regardless of what I ate, it was a magnificent and priceless experience to watch my son’s excitement that hopefully each child can experience at least once in their life.

Nine Dragons – Epcot – Orlando, FL – Sichuan Dumplings made with chicken with chili oil sauce and lamp chops grilled in a garlic cumin glaze, sweet and sour vegetables, and coconut sticky rice.

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Black Spire Outpost – Hollywood Studios – Orlando, FL – Smoked Kaadu sticky pork ribs, blueberry corn muffin, and cabbage slaw.

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50’s Prime Time Café – Hollywood Studios – Orlando, FL – Cousin Megan’s traditional beef and pork meatloaf topped with tomato glaze, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and green beans.

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PizzeRizzo – Hollywood Studios – Orlando, FL – plain pizza

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Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café – Magic Kingdom – Orlando, FL – Bacon cheeseburger with onions, mushrooms, and bbq sauce with a side of fries.

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Yak Yeti – Animal Kingdom – Orlando, FL – stir fried beef with white rice and egg roll.

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Flame Tree Barbecue – Animal Kingdom – Orlando, FL – bbq chicken with baked beans and cole slaw

As usual don’t forget to listen to the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey” Small Bites Radio on Sundays at 635pm on Wildfire Radio at:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

02-09-20 Small Bites Radio

02-09-20

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia” and #1 listed “Food Radio show South Jersey”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio returns this Sunday, February 9th at 635pm with a FANTASTIC lineup!

We are thrilled to welcome the winner of a 2019 IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals award for food writing Lori Rice author of Beer Bread from The Countryman Press and is the must-have book for anyone who “kneads” beer to live. Each recipe includes multiple suggestions for beers, with information on how different types will taste once baked. It’s also not all about the yeast; in addition to loaves and rolls that need to rise, there are easy quick breads, muffins, biscuits, and scones. Lori has also written for publications including Sift, Hobby Farm Magazine, CIDERCRAFT Magazine, and Plate Magazine, and blogs at Fake Food Free Productions.

One of our favorite events in Philly is East Passyunk Restaurant Week, 2020 and this year it kicks off Monday, February 24 and goes until Friday, March 6, and it’s bigger and better than ever. We couldn’t be happier to see in studio again Adam Leiter the Executive Director of East Passyunk Business Improvement District and he will be joined by Marc Grika the owner of new hotspot on East Passyunk Avenue called Flannel that is one of the many destinations having specials during EPARW in East Passyunk Neighborhood.

All of this food talk has you hungry, but the daily grind of life have you wishing you could get away from it all? Well we have the perfect person for you to listen to. Tamar Lowell the CEO of Access Culinary Trips, the leading culinary tour company specializing in exploring culture through cuisine will be on the show. Empowering travelers to discover culture through cuisine, Access Culinary Trips has become the premier culinary tour operator focused exclusively on immersive, insider travel to exotic destinations. What sets Access Culinary Trips apart is the blend of knowledgeable local guides, world-class chefs, and thoughtfully curated experiences that offer unparalleled insider access to the local culture. Offering something for every type of traveler, foodies will find mouth-watering cuisine; travel buffs will savor both cultural highlights and serendipitous experiences and cooking enthusiasts will learn to prepare authentic, local foods. They have been the recipient of numerous National Geographic Tours of a Lifetime awards. We have our bags so where should we all go?

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 Amazon.com. D & L Coffee Services Inc. and Bluejeanfood.com 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, iHeartRadio, 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.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

Pho Asia – Audubon, NJ

Pho Asia – Audubon, NJ

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With a complete makeover of what used to be a Five Guys location is Pho Asia. They really renovated it nicely and you would never know what was there previously. The service was friendly and quick. Pictured is a strawberry smoothie and Hu tie u bo Kho a rice noodle beef stew soup. I would go back to try a few other things on their menu.

As usual don’t forget to listen to the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey” Small Bites Radio on Sundays at 635pm on Wildfire Radio at:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/

Rangoon Burmese Restaurant – Philadelphia, PA

Rangoon Burmese Restaurant – Philadelphia, PA

Rangoon

Really enjoyed a lunch special at Rangoon. I had the Lemongrass Beef Curry which is marinated beef chunks, lemongrass and potatoes cooked in curry sauce with vegetable fried rice. The service was extremely friendly and personable for take-out and prices very reasonable. There are many other items on the menu I would like to try so I will certainly be back for more.

As usual don’t forget to listen to the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey” Small Bites Radio on Sundays at 635pm on Wildfire Radio at:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/

01-26-20 Small Bites Radio

01-26-20

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia” and #1 listed “Food Radio show South Jersey”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio returns this Sunday, January 26th with an AWESOME lineup.

Best-selling author and creator of the popular blog Instant Loss, Brittany Williams InstantLoss.com Community is back with new book INSTANT LOSS: Eat Real, Lose Weight: How I Lost 125 Pounds— from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and it Includes 100+ Recipes. She has appeared on Today Show, has been featured in Good Housekeeping and People. Brittany Williams has taken the weight loss world by storm with her best-selling Instant Loss Cookbook. After reaching a peak weight of 260 pounds and spending a lifetime struggling with obesity, yo-yo dieting, autoimmune diseases, and chronic fatigue, Brittany changed her relationship with food and lost an astonishing 125 pounds in a year through diet alone. She cut processed and takeout foods from her diet and eliminated gluten, most grains, and sugar, all without sacrificing the flavors of the foods she loved, and quickly grew legions of fans as she shared her meal plans on InstantLoss.com. Armed with a collection of 125 all-new delicious recipes for the Instant Pot, air fryer, and more, Brittany’s latest book shows how to make this a sustainable lifestyle with kid and family-friendly meals—from Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal to Cowboy Chili to Easy 2-Minute Pork Chops. Members of her growing community have reported losing 50 and even 100 pounds themselves, and this cookbook will help others achieve similar success with simple, delicious meals, nearly all ready in 30 minutes or less.

Then we are thrilled to welcome in studio Tim Lu the co-owner of Glu Hospitality Group who runs the incredibly hip and popular Philadelphia, Pennsylvania destinations Vesper Dayclub, Vesper Center City, and Germantown Garden. Tim will talk about Glu Hospitality Group’s upcoming Leda & The Swan a hideaway for couples, close friends, and the adventurous lone wolf where there will be artistic entertainment and menu offerings to guide guests through an ever-evolving story as well chat about AÑEJO coming soon at The Piazza in NoLibs Northern Liberties Neighbors Association – NLNA area.

We also have on former international model and now Pastry Chef Clarice Lam who has worked in and led kitchens at The chocolate room, Bouchon Bakery, and Spice Market before launching her own online oven-to-door bakery, The Baking Bean. She will share how she has become so successful in multiple industries, but also will share that her path to success had its obstacles.

Looking for something to eat, well as the saying goes we have an APP for that. As on the show will be Steve Mangano who designed CurEat to be an app where only positive recommendations of independent restaurants could be shared, which is one of the reasons why it has been a hit with so many restaurant owners and chefs. He specifically designed the app’s features in such a way as to minimize the toxicity that permeates so many reviews, and to be truer to the way people recommend restaurants to their friends in real life. In fact, many of the top users of the app are independent restaurant owners.

Last, but certainly not least, HE’S BACK! We get an update from Glenn Gross of Fat Jack’s BBQ to talk about what he has been up to and the recent Grand Opening of his restaurant in Williamstown, New Jersey on the Black Horse Pike next to RUSH Fitness and ALL PRO Baseball and Softball Academy.

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 Amazon.com. Also catch Jackie at The Newtown Theatre The Comedy Shoppe at 8pm on February 1st. You can get tickets at jjcomedy.com and be sure to get them before they sellout. D & L Coffee Services Inc. and Bluejeanfood.com 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, iHeartRadio, 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 and L Coffee Service Inc. 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.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

 

Buk Chon Korean Cuisine – Old City – Philadelphia, PA

Buk Chon Korean Cuisine – Old City – Philadelphia, PA

With the large amount of choices in the Old City area you could probably eat somewhere different every day of the month and not duplicate any destination. Let me tell you that if you are not looking to experiment and want a good choice no matter the day, I highly recommend Buk Chon Korean Cuisine. From start to finish I had a fabulous and delicious meal with spectacular service in a nice family friendly atmosphere. The meal consisted of Korean Grape Punch, banchan, Korean boneless fried chicken covered with honey-soy sauce, seafood Jap-Chae, seafood pan seared crispy green onion pancake, spicy pork bowl, and galbi bourguignon. It was a great time and will return for sure.

As usual don’t forget to listen to the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey” Small Bites Radio on Sundays at 635pm on Wildfire Radio at:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/