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02-12-17 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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02-12-17

Another great jam packed show! With the cold weather here and Valentine’s Day around the corner we have everything you need. On the show will be Dr. John Douillard. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, former Director of Player Development and nutrition advisor for the NBA, author of seven books, has been featured in, First for Women, Woman’s World, Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post and dozens of other publications. His newest book, Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back into Your Diet (Morgan James Publishing) is now available nationwide.

Joining us in studio we have Swiss Farms Director of Fresh Food Chef Justin Vignola to talk about the drive-thru market and the beloved 50-year old Delco staple which now offers a solution with car-to-table service of fresh, wholesome dinners. This month, all stores started ‘Drive-Thru Thursday’s’ a family meal deal to take care of their loyal customers’ meal needs. Director of Fresh Food, Chef Justin Vignola created restaurant quality entrees ranging from roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans to meat lasagna and garlic bread available for a fraction of the price – never mind the time spent shopping, or cooking at home. The best part? You never have to get out of your car.

Also we have Dr Rubina Tahir DC. Dr. Rubina Tahir is the CEO at Rubina Tahir Chiropractic, LLC, a The Huffington Post contributor, Health writer PhillyMan Magazine and Host of MyNEWPhilly show The Rx filmed for MynewPhilly Studio-Page, Health writer for STACK Magazine, and speaker at The Positivity Charge.

Still want more?? Zachary Marcus Cesare Harris is also in studio to chat about his Indiegogo campaign for Evoo4Everyone where their mission is quite simple: bring real extra virgin olive oil to the everyman, with the additional focus on educating the people who could most reap its medicinal benefits. With it being Valentine’s Day he has also written three books on love.

Now it wouldn’t be us, unless we gave you a little bit more love with even more guests this week. So with that being said joining us as well will be blogger of Hafto Eat, Amanda Hafto who is also a contributor for PhillyBite Magazine. She will talk about her coverage of A Valentine’s Day PAWty. What is that?

Panorama’s Valentine’s Day PAWty to Benefit Saved Me Animal Rescue

WHAT: Join Panorama for a Valentine’s Day Pawty with your best canine friend, to benefit Saved Me. Panorama will host an afternoon cocktail party, where guests can celebrate the holiday with their beloved pets. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit local non-profit Saved Me. Volunteers at Saved Me will set up a doggie lounge and adoption station in the private Stagionne Room. The event will feature a photo booth, party favors and a gourmet dog treat bar presented by Doggie Style Pets.

WHY: Panorama was recently renovated by renowned Philadelphia design firm Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design. The restaurant holds a Guinness World Records for the most wines available by the glass, through it’s custom designed cruvinet. Chef Matthew Gentile joined the team a year ago and revamped the classic Italian dishes with a new modern presentation and preparation. This event will allow guests to enjoy the wine, new décor and new menu, and celebrate the holiday with their pet.

WHERE: Panorama, 14 North Front Street, Old City, in the Penn’s View Hotel.

WHEN: Sunday, February 12, 3:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

TICKETS: $45/person. To purchase tickets please call or call 215.922.7800 or visit http://www.pennsviewhotel.com/…/panoramas-valentines-day-pa…

Dress to impress.

MENU: Wine and bites from Executive Chef Matt Gentile

Menu items will include tastes from Chef Gentile’s new menu:

Lobster crespelle with basil hollandaise

Cacio Pepe burrata with aged balsamic

Tuna & olive tartar on house-made sesame semolina toast

Wagyu beef polpeta

Asparagus genovese

And more

Gourmet dog treat bar from Doggie Style Pets

Then to top it all off, 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, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen finalist and was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light with her tip of the week, and joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie Martling is releasing his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” with foreword by Artie Lange and is available to pre-order on Amazon.com . Fat Jack’s BBQ who will have VP of operations Kevin Gross join us in studio and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-41/

02-05-17 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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02-05-17

With the #BigGame happening this Sunday, Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com] on Wildfire Radio is bringing in even bigger talent. To start things off we have Philadelphia’s premier bean to barista provider D and L Coffee Service Inc. owner Donato Marino as special co-host. Don is an award winner in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade and also owner of Terry’s Too a neighborhood favorite in Folcroft, Pennsylvania for adult beverages. We will be LIVE at 635pm and in studio we welcome Chef Hiram Quintana who runs the famed Lions Den Catering/solutions by Chef Hiram Quintana. Chef Hiram is the former owner\operator of the Friendship Farm Market located in Douglasville, Pa which featured local organic foods. He competed in the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival], Food Network Rooftop Chopped Live Event alongside celebrity Chef Jonathan Scinto and Chef Hiram also recently competed in the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama in the seafood and burger categories and placed in the Top 20 in the WORLD.

You may say, but I am in the mood for football since the Houston Super Bowl with New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be on television. Well don’t you worry, we will also have in studio to talk all things football Coach Nate Jones Jr. of Lawerance Public School. He was named High School Football Coach of the Year by NJ.com High School Sports on NJ.com The Times of Trenton and he is also a “foodie”.

Here is article about Coach Jones

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/…/nate-jones-of-lawrence-is…/

Still not enough? Add to the mix “Around Town on Bluejeanfood.com” Bill Knowles will be coming in studio as well. Then 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, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen finalist and was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light with her tip of the week, and joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame. You can enjoy all of this and still have time to watch Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform the Half-time show 🙂 Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-40/

Colonial Diner – Woodbury, NJ

Colonial Diner – Woodbury, NJ

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Everyone knows that the words Jersey and Diners go hand in hand. Some areas of Jersey are better than others and the same applies to their diners. Well with a very hip and stylish décor inside and out, Colonial Diner (CD) in Woodbury, New Jersey is one of the better ones around. With rock bottom prices that diners are known for, yet serving a delicious meal, CD hit all the right notes and I was very happy with my visit. The beef barley soup started things out and was very yummy. Then my main entrée of prime rib with Italian style green beans and fries was not the best version of prime rib, but for the price paid was by far one of the better ones I have had in a non-steakhouse setting. Service was friendly, efficient, and from start to finish CD was a pleasure to dine at. I will certainly visit again the next time I am in the area.

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01-29-17 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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01-29-17

We will be joined by the CEO and Founder of The Taco Truck, Jason Scott. They just opened their first Pennsylvania location at King of Prussia KOP-BID (King of Prussia Business Improvement District) and our very own Actor John DiRenzo was there to give them a try. More info on them here:

http://www.thetacotruck.com/location/king-of-prussia-mall/

Then we have in studio one of South Jersey’s most popular and award winning locations to dine in or buy seafood from that has been open for 76 years, Al Achilles the owner of Grabbe’s Seafood Restaurant and Crab House & New Jersey Shellfish Co. in Westville, New Jersey. They will be talking about why you need to dine there on Fridays for lent, how they have everything you need with ready-assembled clambakes that they will ship to you anywhere in the United States as shown by article from Kevin C. Shelly in the Courier-Post, and they are your one stop shop for CRABS.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/…/…/host-clambake/13387851/

For more info on Grabbe’s and to order seafood from them online click here:

http://www.crabs.net/

We will also have NBC News/NBC Latino recognized Chef Hugo Campos from Philabundance PCK to give us some tips of how we can stay healthy and other information from this amazing organization. Top that all off with our weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco, tip from Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen finalist and was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light, and joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame who is appearing at The RRazz Room at the Prince Theater this Saturday Jan 28th at 8pm at Prince Theater with Richard Harkaway.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-39/

John’s Roast Pork – South Philadelphia, PA

John’s Roast Pork – South Philadelphia, PA

I love Philadelphia’s staple foods from soft pretzel, scrapple, cheesesteaks, and pork sandwich. Well named finalist on Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America by Andrew Zimmern, and Best Sandwich by Adam Richman, and best pork sandwich by Serious Eats, John’s Roast Pork (JRP) is already well known. Do I need to add my two cents? Not really. The owner of JRP John Bucci Jr has appeared on my show “Small Bites Radio” and is a great guy and a spokesperson for the charity “Be the Match” that provides marrow transplants in the United States from volunteer unrelated donors. JRP has been around since the 1930’s so that alone tells you they know what they are doing. What would I have? The roast pork with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe, and it was FABOLOUS! So if in the area, be sure to stop by and have one of Philadelphia’s tastiest sandwiches around. You will thank me later.

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01-22-17 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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We have Food Network contestant of shows Cupcake Wars and Sugar Showdown, Shantan McRae-Thompson who is also the owner of Tans Tasty Cakes. Then we have Chef Kim Malcolm of Burger & Beer Joint at Revolutions at Penn Treaty one Philadelphia’s newest and hottest entertainment complex in Fishtown, Philadelphia and she has also been an contestant on Top Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen, Frankenfood, Guy’s Grocery Games, and The Chew. Joining them will be Michael Cappelli the owner of Pizzeria Cappelli and Cappelli Brothers Cigar Company (211 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA) that has Every Thursday (beginning 1/19/17) from 5p to 8p, the best rated cigar bar in Philadelphia (Yelp & Facebook) will feature special offers for attendees (alternating regularly) looking for a relaxing space to celebrate the end of another successful workday. The kickoff event will feature “no corking fees” for the duration (usually $15 per-bottle, $2 per-beer). Actor John DiRenzo will also be stopping by to talk about the latest events he has attended for Small Bites Radio at Cinder, Dim Sum House, and Square 1682 Restaurant. John is quickly becoming one of Philadelphia’s most well known socialites 😉 as just this past month alone he was featured in Metro US Metro Philly and Philadelphia Style Magazine. Still not enough??? Well don’t forget we will still have our weekly segments from Barbie Marshall who is a Hell’s Kitchen finalist and was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light, Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco, and joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling who is appearing at The RRazz Room at the Prince Theater] Jan 28th at 8pm. Fat Jack’s BBQ Kevin Gross who will be in studio and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-38/

Circles Contemporary Thai – Collingswood, NJ

Circles Contemporary Thai – Collingswood, NJ

Had a very enjoyable meal at Circles Contemporary Thai. From the atmosphere, service, and food, everything was top notch. Will go back there for sure. Here is what I had:

Crab and Pork Dumplings
Pan fried or steamed with minced pork, cabbage, water chestnuts, and jumbo lump crabmeat served with soy vinaigrette

Thai Rolls
Minced pork, black mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, and shallots wrapped in rice paper with a sweet-plum sauce

Crispy Calamari
Served with a sweet & spicy chili sauce

Peak Gai Tod
Whole chicken wings marinated & fried with Thai herbs with a sweet Thai chili sauce

Shrimp Pad See Ew
Stir- fry thick rice noodles with Chinese broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, and bean sprouts served with a sweet soy sauce

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