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Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf – Voorhees, NJ

Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf – Voorhees, NJ

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A game of miniature golf is something everyone of any age can enjoy. Well Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf not only has a nice course to play, but they offer sweet treats to end the game of ice cream or water ice. Get there before they close for the season, play a game and enjoy a delicious snack or dessert.

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Jeannie’s GREAT MAINE BREAKFAST – Bar Harbor, ME

Jeannie’s GREAT MAINE BREAKFAST – Bar Harbor, ME

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A cozy little breakfast place that no only fills the pancakes with blueberries, they grind the blueberries into the batter mix. The meal was yummy with sausage links.

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Route 66 Restaurant – Bar Harbor, ME

Route 66 Restaurant – Bar Harbor, ME

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Dining here is a feast for your eyes along with a pretty decent meal to be had too. I had the New England Clam Chowder and Braised Pork Shank served over mashed potatoes with au jus. A fun place to dine 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:

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Blaze – Bar Harbor, ME

Blaze – Bar Harbor, ME

#SmallBitesRadio has been named the #14 Top Hospitality Programs on the Planet in 2020 and 2021 and #Bluejeanfood.com has been named #23 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Blogs, Websites & Influencers of 2021

I had the wood grilled chicken wings, New England clam chowder, and the Blaze burger with grilled asparagus. Everything was good and service was friendly. They have a nice outdoor area.

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:

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parker. Mansion – Westport, CT

parker. Mansion – Westport, CT

#SmallBitesRadio has been named the #14 Top Hospitality Programs on the Planet in 2020 and 2021 and #Bluejeanfood.com has been named #23 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Blogs, Websites & Influencers of 2021

With great seating right on the waterfront this location has a little bit for everyone. Had a nice time here as the service went above and beyond and everyone was upbeat and super friendly. Had the French Onion Soup, grilled shrimp, and an entree of pan seared scallops.

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Where to Eat – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Where to Eat – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

#SmallBitesRadio has been named the #14 Top Hospitality Programs on the Planet in 2020 and 2021 and #Bluejeanfood.com has been named #23 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Blogs, Websites & Influencers of 2021

The world has changed dramatically over the last year and a half. Sadly we have lost many good souls. Covid has transformed the way we live, work, and play. Things previously taken for granted at times are cherished now. With digital means the world has managed to make sure we are all still connected in different forms. Digital technology cannot solve all problems though. The in-person connections and experiences such as traveling and entertainment have become extremely difficult or nonexistent anymore at times. What took seconds can now take months to accomplish. For better or worse this is our reality whether you want to believe it or not. No one is immune. This post is not an endorsement or a recommendation of safety. Until the pandemic is over everyone has to make choices for themselves of the risks you are willing to take. I understood the risks and thankfully the rewards were bountiful and everyone returned happy and healthy. This is not the case for everyone. Hopefully one day soon we can all just say we are going somewhere and the biggest worry will be if it will be a sunny day or not when we arrive. Until then please remember to take care of yourself and others in a friendly and conscientious manner. If we are lucky, maybe those on the left and right could meet again in the middle someday without masks on.

Now about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What an amazing area to explore, dine, and relax. The beach areas of Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana, and Leme are spectacular in their own ways even though they are so close to one another. Each has its own characteristics to make it special and unique and it is fun to hear the local’s debate which one is the best. No matter where you choose, you won’t be disappointed. My only advice is to make sure that you get a room on a high floor with a beachfront view wherever you stay. The landscape alone will make you never want to leave. I can tell you from experience that the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro* 2 bedroom oceanfront executive suite may be one of the best around Copacabana since you are situated smack dab in the middle of the beach and activities. Be rest assured though, even if you don’t stay there no matter your budget there is something for everyone. Best part is that you can arrive in Rio in just 10 hours from Philadelphia International Airport on American Airlines*.

Most importantly, what about the food? Below are listed some places I enjoyed during my visit and I’m sure you will too. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t judge anywhere by the picture as many places had multiple courses or my picture is terrible.

Marius Degustare – Leme – Nautical memorabilia, rocks & antiques set the scene at this organic meat & seafood restaurant. Marius Degustare appears on page 827 of Patricia Schultz’s best-selling book, “1000 Places To See Before You Die” as it truly is a feast for your eye and stomach alike. The seafood and steak options are endless, top quality, and the buffet is AMAZING! The servers here make it an experience as well with how great they are and happy. Sorry, the picture is terrible of what they really offer as this was just 1% of what we ate and not even close to the best food they served. Just go to Google and see better ones.  

O Caranguejo – Copacabana – A laid-back tavern that serves beer, fresh fish, its famous shrimp patty, and CRAZY delicious seafood moqueca. This place is a gem and was one of the best overall meals I’ve had in a long time.

Braseiro – Galeto – Copacabana – Quaint spot with roast chicken & fries, plus farofa & vinaigrette. The chicken is some of the best you’ll ever have at a price that can’t be beat.

Meia Pataca – Copacabana – Beachfront restaurant that serves amazing seafood. Had the Seafood Symphony with grilled lobster, shrimp, squid, and potatoes that was so GOOD. The service here was beyond world class. My son had a Philadelphia Phillies shirt on and they had baseball playing on the television and provided him a front row seat for him to watch the game. Even more surprising was that when the baseball game was over they put on the television the NFL Films Super Bowl LII Champions movie for us to watch. Just crazy cool they would do that figuring we were from Philadelphia!!!

Haru Sushi Bar – Copacabana – More Philadelphia love here as you can still get a Philly Roll in South Americ that is actually really good. Sushi was fresh, the dumplings yummy, and the chicken and shrimp dishes were wonderful. Great meal here.

Chon Kou – Copacabana – A family-run Chinese restaurant that has been serving classic dishes for over 40 years with ocean view dining on their balcony. Had Mongolian Beef, Chicken and vegetables, and pork fried rice.

Estação Minas Bistrô – Copacabana – An old-fashioned classic style Brazilian eatery featuring a Minas-style buffet. Google address is incorrect, but they only moved right around the corner. The people here were so pleasant and kind. They made you feel like family and that you were visiting their own home. Nice choice of fresh dishes that change daily.

Quick Galetos  – Copacabana – A traditional Brazilian grill with some of the best seasoned grilled chicken since 1975. You won’t be disappointed with a visit here.

Carretão Ipanema Classic Grill – Ipanema – A charming, traditional steakhouse with a variety of all-you-can-eat meats & a full buffet. Again, the picture is terrible as I just wanted to eat. The servers were top notch and there were endless delicious meat options to eat. Good spot to dine especially if you are hungry.

Salada Verde – Copacabana – Old school style Brazilian cafeteria where you have endless options of food to choose from and pay by the kilo. Enjoyed everything I had and prices were crazy cheap for the decent quality of meal.

The Carioca – Copacabana – Fantastic breakfast choices with an ocean view while dining. They have something for everyone here and it was all fresh with international favorites.

Pappa Jack – Copacabana – Pizza, pizza, pizza is the name of the game here. Many different varieties to fit whatever you like.

Momo Gelato Artesanal – Copacabana – Located at the Art Deco Masterpiece Copacabana Palace a Belmond Hotel is some of the best stracciatella gelato you will find anywhere. HIGHLY recommended!

Sorvete Alex – Copacabana – Hands down a great milkshake made with their pistache ice cream. It was SO GOOD!

Sorveteria Cairu – Copacabana – Really nice dessert of banana caramelizada ice cream.

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09-12-21 Small Bites Radio

09-12-21 Small Bites Radio

#SmallBitesRadio has been named the #14 Top Hospitality Programs on the Planet in 2020 and 2021 and #Bluejeanfood.com has been named #23 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Blogs, Websites & Influencers of 2021

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents Small Bites Radio the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia” and #1 listed “Food Radio show South Jersey”. Small Bites on Wildfire Radio returns this Sunday, August 8th at 635pm EST with a fantastic lineup! #SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of the Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020 and 2021 as well as being named #23 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Influencer in 2021.

On the show will be Michelle Harris the host of Alive & Well with Michelle Harris teaching people how to lead a modern organic life, a national TV series promoting the wellness lifestyle. The show has featured celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Maureen McCormick, Shannon Tweed Simmons and many more. Michelle is a The Taste Awards celebrity presenter, fantastic expert on food and wellness, and is also the co-founder of ANIMAL ANGELS a non-profit advocacy group where celebrities promote pet health and adoptions. She’ll chat about a hot trend, “mocktails” where you can enjoy alcohol free creations that also pack a nutritional punch. Michelle Harris, has added powerful antioxidants like Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup in many of her mocktails to help support a healthy immune system. Using healthy fruit, natural sweeteners along with nutritious add-ons take any drink to the next level.

Then we’ll talk to Alex Smith, CEO of Atlas Restaurant Group. Atlas Restaurant Group has continued to grow the company throughout the pandemic. They have restaurants in Baltimore, Houston, Boca Raton and DC expansions and Annapolis concepts are coming soon! They recently had a Forbes feature: “How Atlas Restaurant Group Is Transforming Baltimore Into A Culinary Destination”. With each restaurant, Atlas Restaurant Group provides an unparalleled experience that is redefining each city’s culinary culture. With a variety of concepts and cuisines, the common thread between Atlas restaurant’s is the integrity of product sourced from around the world.

Do you love The Simpsons? Want to eat some of the food seen on the show? Then you definitely want to listen to Laurel Randolph. She runs the popular blog and Instagram account Joy of Cooking Milhouse where she makes dishes from classic episodes of The Simpsons and now author of The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook froms Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Want to enjoy restaurant level meals at home? We will talk to Tim Flank, the owner of Philly to Table, a meal subscription service that works with local/well-known chefs in the Philadelphia region. Philly to Table showcases local chefs’ – both renown and up-and-coming – delicacies; made from locally sourced ingredients that are procured, prepared and curated in our very own city. Boxes are designed to be similar in nature to dishes that would appear on the menu at your favorite Philly restaurants – highlighting seasonal ingredients that are transformed into one-of-a-kind creations by our partner chefs. They have worked with Monica Glass, Kurt Evans, Abigail Dahan Kramer, Chutatip Suntaranon, Richard Todd Cusack, Anthony Colontonio, Ellen Yin, Mike Solomonov of Zahav, Bad Brother badbrotherphilly, Cadence Restaurant, and many more. The upcoming Fall program will include six boxes and we have 3, 4, 5 and 6 box packages available! The dates for the boxes are the weekends of 9/18, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 and 11/20.

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from author, Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized blogger John Howard-Fusco for foodie news of the week, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist and has 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 observation of the week, highly acclaimed and respected Vegan Chef Christina Martin will delight with her ‘Healthy Bite’ of week giving nourishing and wholesome advice, and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame. 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, Pandora, 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.

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Havana – Bar Harbor, ME

Havana – Bar Harbor, ME

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Had a really nice meal here and service was top notch. The meal was parihuela soup and lobster moqueca. Both were delicious and the restaurant truly is an experience in Bar Harbor as very different cuisine compared to what is around town.

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Thirsty Whale Tavern – Bar Harbor, ME

Thirsty Whale Tavern – Bar Harbor, ME

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I was really surprised here. Just thought maybe a fancy bar, but the food was amazing. Their cheesesteak sandwich was so good. It had beer cheese, pickled onions, and chucks of beef with fries cooked perfectly. I highly recommend a visit here and to give this place a try.

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:

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Geno’s Chowder & Sandwich Shop – Portsmouth, NH

Geno’s Chowder & Sandwich Shop – Portsmouth, NH

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This place has a wonderful waterfront location that you can watch lobstermen bring their fresh catch of the day in to the marina and loaded directly into a refrigerated truck. They also have a Clam Chowder that is just overflowing with clams and a very meaty lobster roll. Service was friendly and prices reasonable.

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