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Jamaica Vibes Restaurant – Haddon Township, NJ

Jamaica Vibes Restaurant – Haddon Township, NJ

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Nice family owned spot with friendly service, affordable prices, and tasty food. Pictured is large jerk chicken with rice and peas and cabbage. Will be back to eat there again when in the area.

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08-05-18 Small Bites Radio

08-05-18

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-90/

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08-05-18

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-90/

LIVE this Sunday, August 5th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, we are thrilled to be joined by Virginia Willis to talk about her new cookbook “Secrets of the Southern Table” from Houghton–Mifflin In Secrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today’s South—a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and “Cathead” Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area’s many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking. Georgia-born, French-trained chef, Virginia Willis, is one of the most well-respected authorities on Southern Cooking today. She is the author of five previous cookbooks, including the James Beard Foundation Award-winning Lighten Up, Y’all and is an editor-at-large for Southern Living and author of the magazine’s popular column “Cooking with Virginia.” Her articles have appeared nationally including Food52, CNN, All Recipes, Country Living Magazine, EatingWell, FamilyFun, and Fine Cooking. The Chicago Tribune has named her one of “Seven Food Writers You Need to Know.” We can’t wait!

Then we couldn’t be happier to be joined by celebrity caterer Andrea Correale who is the founder of Elegant Affairs Off Premise Catering & Event Design to talk about her latest endeavor with celebrity Chef David Burke, of ESquared Hospitality, Tavern62 by David Burke and Woodpecker by David Burke, among many other highly acclaimed restaurants, including appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, and receiving a US patent for his pink Himalayan salt dry-age technique for steaks have announced their exclusive catering collaboration. Out of that collaboration is David Burke Off-Premise Catering – David By Andrea, a full-service catering company for weddings, corporate gatherings, and social events. The famous culinary duo, who have been friends for decades, and will bring their signature gastronomic styles and expertise to create bespoke catering packages and curate events In New York City, the Hamptons and New Jersey, with plans to expand operations in the coming months. The team will specialize in weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events, and social gatherings. In addition, their partnership has a stronghold in the corporate entertaining arena – from small-scale meetings to large scale events and galas, political fundraisers, and media events. Andrea Correale is committed to providing the best food, service and overall experience; precisely why Elegant Affairs is known as the go to caterer for the Long Island Gold Coast, Manhattan and the Hamptons. Andrea’s infectious personality and expertise prompted requests from L’Oréal ParisAcademy and Lenox China to represent their brands as a lifestyle and entertaining expert. Andrea can often be seen in her many appearances as the celebrity caterer to the stars on Bravo, CBS, FOX, HGTV, MTV, NBC, and VH1. Also, as a regular contributor to Hamptons Magazine, 25A Magazine, and Social Life Magazine, Andrea’s goal is to encourage home cooks to make the ordinary extraordinary using simple ingredients in unexpected ways.

We are excited to welcome back on the program Stuart Gordon the event organizer for PhillykosherBbq.com as The Men’s Club of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El will host the second annual Charity BBQ Festival in the Mid-Atlantic region, certified by the The Kansas City Barbeque Society. The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 12 noon to 5PM on the Main Line of Philadelphia. Twenty cooking teams will compete under the competition guidelines of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, as well as the scrutiny of the kosher supervisors Keystone K. The goal of Hava NaGrilla Smoke BBQ Festival Charity BBQ is to bring community together and support the work of the Jewish Relief Agency; relieving hunger, improving lives and strengthening our bonds of fellowship. Also be on the lookout for Yehuda Sichel, Steve Cook, Giovanni Varallo, Six13, Baal Shem Tov Band, Kosher Guru and Pickle Guys there.

Last, but certainly not least we welcome in studio Anthony Roebuck and Donald Stevenson the owners of Chic-A-Delphia Chicken Burger. Who else can you count on for Gourmet Chicken Burgers? #chicadelphia that’s who!!! DM them on Instagram @_chicadelphia or email them Chicadelphia@yahoo.com to purchase yours for a new spin on chicken, burgers, and Philadelphia as a whole.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-90/

Sandler’s on 9th – Philadelphia, PA

Sandler’s on 9th – Philadelphia, PA

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Really enjoyed a nice lunch here. A great addition to the neighborhood around there and an upcoming gem in Philadelphia if they are able to continue on this tremendous start. I had the Delirium Tremor burger with short rib, mushrooms, sautéed onions, truffle tremor cheese, and some fries.

07-29-18 Small Bites Radio

07-29-18 Small Bites Radio

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-89/

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07-29-18 Small Bites Radio

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-89/

LIVE this Sunday, July 29th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, joining us in studio will be one of our favorite guests Vernon Rochester. Vernon is the owner of Rochester’s Barbecue & Grill in Borough of Lawnside, New Jersey. They are doing a relaunch of their menu that we can’t wait to see and try what’s new. They are a BYOB with Wednesday Nights – All You Can Eat BBQ, and also locals love their Friday and 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.

Since Rochester’s is a BYOB, we thought we better to join us in studio and talk about what you can bring there to drink than Tom Hendricks the NJ Brand Manager for River Horse Brewing Co.. River Horse brewing was started in 1996 by three brothers who really enjoyed homebrewing. Their original location was in Lambertville, New Jersey right across the bridge from New Hope PA. People often still associate them with that location because many people would walk around New Hope, or bike/run the river trail, and then swing by afterword for a beer. Then in 2007 the brothers were looking to sell the business and it was perfect timing for Chris Walsh and Glenn Bernabeo to take over. Chris and Glen were working in finance, but wanted to get out of the corporate world and start with a new opportunity. They jumped at the chance to own the brewery and took it over in 2007. One of the first things they did was hiring their head brewer, Chris Rakow, to handle making the beer and come up with new recipes. The first original recipe that Rakow made for the company was Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale, which is still one of their most popular seasonal beers. By 2013 they had out grown the brewery in Lambertville and needed to move so they could expand brewing. Their Lambertville brewery was only 10,000 sq feet and two stories, which is not very conducive for brewing beer. In Ewing, New Jersey they found a single level, 25,000 sq ft space that used the same water table as their Lambertville brewery, which is a very important factor in keeping the beer consistent. They are now able to distribute their beers through all of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern New York and all of Connecticut.

Then we are thrilled to welcome Becky Selengut the author of two recent books, “How to Taste: The Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond–with Recipes” and “Good Fish: 100 Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast” both published by Sasquatch Books. When she’s not squid jigging, fishing, or cavorting through the woods picking wild things for her next meal, Becky Selengut is a private chef, author, humorist, and cooking teacher. A regular instructor for PCC Community Markets and The Pantry, Selengut is also a private chef and author of two other books How to Taste and Shroom: Mind-Bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms, and co-author of Not One Shrine: Two Food Writers Devour Tokyo. In her spare time she co-hosts a comedy podcast called Look Inside This Book Club where she reviews only the free Look Inside samples of outrageous romance novels. Selengut lives Seattle – Capitol Hill with her wife and their two dogs.

Talking about cookbooks and podcasts our next guest is an expert on both subjects. When New Yorker Suzy Chase Osborne a former radio personality and cookbook publicist isn’t shooting Instagram stories of her beloved West Village neighborhood, sipping wine at a cozy New York, New York wine bar with her husband, whipping up after-school brownies for her 11-year-old son, shopping at a local grocery for dinner ingredients, assembling her latest Spotify Kitchen Mixtape or DJ’ing in Brooklyn, New York she’s behind the microphone chatting with chefs and cookbook authors. Many believed the internet would spell the end of the cookbook. But true foodies at heart always knew that nothing could break that special bond between tried and true recipe manuals and their love of the kitchen. Hence, the podcast is bringing to life what was once on a page of a cookbook like Suzy Chase’s Cookery by the Book. The 3rd season started in June. Suzy has merged the tried and true love of cooking with a modern flair to help the cookbook transcend new generations, and it’s working. Chase’s Cookery by the Book, now in its third season with more than 90 episodes, is the only cookbook podcast that has featured iconic names like Jacques Pépin, Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich, Pierre Thiam and Julia Turshen. It also marks Chase’s second venture into podcasting. A female podcasting pioneer, Chase introduced in 2003 TheGrooveRadio.com, the internet’s longest-running soul music show. She had a monthly residency at Trophy Bar in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn for six years, currently gigs around the city, and podcasts from her West Village apartment where she lives with her husband and pre-teen son.

To top it all off we are so happy to hear from Blaine Heinonen and Sarah Anne Wolff of the band Pretty Gritty with their song “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” that we will play for all of our listeners off their latest album – Seven Year Itch – by CD Baby, C and D Network Publishing, Cannon/Buono Production, and Creative and Dreams Music Network,LLC. What a lineup!!!!

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 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.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-89/

Nashville Nibbles 2018

Nashville is a fun town with great eats. Below are some of the tasty treats I had while there.

Husk – Nashville, TN

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This is what I had: A plate of Dakota Farms ham that was amazing with cheddar biscuits and pickles, a new spin on shrimp and grits which is the bubbly picture that was very yummy, Red Pepper Kentuckyaki Glazed Pork Belly, soft roll, red onion, pickled carrot, smoked Duke’s, Grilled North Carolina Catfish, Delta Belle Rice, Napa cabbage, peach mostarda, shiso, peaches and ricotta with sour pine honey and fennel, and brown butter soft serve with B.B. caramel, smoked cocoa nib and embered pecan panforte. This is James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock’s restaurant and for sure a gem in Nashville.

 

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – 500 Church St – Nashville, TN

Oh boy, Southern Fried Chicken with green beans, mashed potato and hot cake. The chicken was AWESOME!!!

 

The Farm House Restaurant and Bar – Nashville, TN

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Had the BBQ’d Pulled pork sandwich with pimento cheese, bbq sauce, shaved onion, and pickle on sourdough with fried potatoes and homemade ketchup.

 

Jamaicaway Restaurant – Famers Market – Nashville, TN

Jerk Chicken with rice and peas, cabbage, and fried plantains. Wow was this delicious! They were featured on Season 10 of Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

 

BB King’s Blues Club – Nashville, TN
Full rack of ribs with dry rub, fries, coleslaw, and roll.
417 Union – Nashville, TN
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Really cool spot and décor is top notch. Had Anthony’s Favorite which is two eggs, house potatoes, bacon, and country sausage with biscuit and gravy.
Dick’s Last Resort – Nashville, TN
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Funny staff and this was my 5 year old son’s favorite place to dine with the sarcastic service. I had the Chicky Fry’D Chicky which is fried chicken breast smothered in jalapeno gravy and served with mashed potatoes and seasoned green beans.
Mike’s Ice Cream and Coffee Bar – Nashville, TN
Wow, this had to be one of the tastiest milkshakes I have had in a long time. We need to get this in Philly ASAP. Pralines and Cream was a treat!
Goo Goo Shop – Goo Goo Cluster – Nashville, TN
This really was a surprise. I wasn’t expecting anything, but this was one of the better candy’s I have had in a long time. I don’t know why this isn’t everywhere to be able to buy. They are on Amazon so that is a plus for whenever I want another one.

07-22-18 Small Bites Radio

07-22-18

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-88/

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07-22-18

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-88/

LIVE this Sunday, July 22nd at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio we have Donato Marino who is the owner of D and L Coffee Service Inc. services which is Philadelphia’s premier bean to barista company as special host. Co-hosting with Donato will be Jim Jenkins, the founder of Philadelphia’s 10,000 American Flags Initiative. Three years ago looking to build higher levels of national pride in Philadelphia, Jim began the Flag Initiative, working with David Krain a resolution was passed in City Council sponsored by Councilman David Oh. There are now American Flags surrounding Abraham Lincoln High School (Philadelphia) walking loop which is approximately 3.2 miles long with the assistance of Jim Ortlieb and the Mayfair Civic Association. There was recently a benefit to support the Flag Initiative sponsored by Honorable Judge Zac Shaffer, and Joe Campbell of Chickie’s & Pete’s along with other local leaders. Philadelphia City Hall now has American Flags surrounding the top of the building as the 10,000 American Flag Initiative continues to gain momentum.

They will be joined in studio with Florian Furxhiu the owner of Illegal Tacos at Broad and Lombard in Center City District and also Mediterranean Café at 1427 West Passyunk Ave. Florian came to America in May of 2000. After graduating from La Salle University where he studied political science for the first year and then business administration, he was already planning on opening his first business which had been a long-time dream for him ever since he was a kid. He not only runs successful restaurants, he is a highly respected Keller Williams real estate agent as well. Can’t wait!

Also coming in will is Salvatore Lo Piccolo of SMC Fuels to chat about Piccolo Joe Coffee Bar. A new coffee business founded in Havertown, Pennsylvania – the proprietors are Italian Americans who came to the United States from Palermo, Sicily. In Italy the family owned a small farm before coming to the U.S. in the years following the second World War. Piccolo Joe Coffee Bar is about bringing an authentic Italian Espresso Bar experience to America. We wanted to bring that certifiable Espresso Italiano that has worldwide recognition to their local community. In addition to the authentic Espresso Italiano coffee beans they also offer Organic, Bird Safe, Fair Trade Arabica beans for their coffee drinks, as well as Nitro Brew and Cold Brew Coffee on TAP and bottled for grab-n-go. The location of Piccolo Joe Coffee Bar is going to be located at 400 E. Township Line Rd. Havertown, Pa 19083 – it’s a hometown favorite Sunoco Gas and Convenience Store that serves the community with the best gas prices around. Piccolo Joe Coffee Bar is the product of a tight knit team of workers: Chris Moynihan, John Murdolo, Victor Marchiano, Frank Baldassarre Jr., and Gianpiero Lo Piccolo. What a great product and idea!

To top it all off with a toast of a good drink in studio will be CJ O’Fria the Brand and Sales Representative for Faber Easy Drinking Liquors Craft Spirits from Midnight Madness Distilling, LLC and bottled by Theobald & Oppenheimer. They make a line of simple easy drinking liquors such as vodka, gin, rum, and flavored vodkas at a fair and honest price point made right in Pennsylvania, while still sourcing from the same places that the big brands do with an insistence on good quality spirits for all to enjoy. Sounds like a win-win situation to us, a good drink at a good price!

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 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.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-88/

Wild Wing Café – Barrington, NJ

Wild Wing Café – Barrington, NJ

Great twist on the wing at Wild Wing Café. The restaurant is beautiful and staff was friendly at pickup as they have an entire separate register to pick up and pay off take out orders. Ordered 30 wings and a nice touch that they allow you to choose 5 different flavors per order of 30 wings. I went with Garlic- Garlic- Garlic, Flaming Parmesan, Classic Hot, Thai, and Ginger. They were all delicious and will definitely be back and it’s a perfect idea to pick up and take to a party.