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09-18-16 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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This week we have author Irene Levy Baker aka Irene At Spotlight PR to talk about her newly released book 100 Things To Do in Philadelphia. Then we have Jill Gilber the owner of Gilber Travel and one of Philadelphia’s most respected and decorated Food Recipe Competitors who has won countless events in studio. Also we have coming in Cassie Hepler the owner of ExplorePhilly and partner with Whitney Ullman on Explore-nj.com as well as working for Philly Record and running website Cassie Hepler – Photographer, Model, Actress, and Writer. To top it all off, as usual we will have segments from Chef Barbie Marshall was was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light and a finalist for Hell’s Kitchen, food news update from 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 of The Howard Stern Show fame.

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Small Bites – Episode 25

Bo Ne Restaurant – Woodbury, NJ

Bo Ne Restaurant – Woodbury, NJ

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I would have never thought to visit Woodbury, New Jersey to have some amazing Vietnamese food. Sitting in a small non-descript building close to the hospital is Bo Ne (BN). The staff makes you feel like family from the minute you step inside until the time you leave. They were very attentive to what everyone ordered and wanted to make sure you know what was in each dish and described them to make sure you would like it, or recommend something else that may be more to your liking. They hit the nail on the head for everyone that came. My meal would be their Thai chili glazed chicken wings that were FABULOUS and could be one of the best non “buffalo” style wings in South Jersey. Then I had the beef stew noodle soup that was fresh, flavorful, and delicious from first bite all the way to the last bite which was even more impressive than the first after all the different ingredients had time to simmer together to form on of the best bowls of this version of Pho around the area. There may not be much around the area to visit besides the hospital, or things to do, but BN is reason enough to make a visit to this part of South Jersey.

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The Inn at Pocono Manor – Pocono Manor, PA

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The Inn at Pocono Manor – Pocono Manor, PA

I was lucky enough to visit The Inn at Pocono Manor (IPM) which mixed luxury, history, and nature seamlessly all into one. They have been open since 1902 and are on the National Registry of Historic Places. They have a little bit of everything for everyone and a wonderful staff. You could relax and enjoy your time around the resort all day with a movie theater, very nice arcade room, activities, indoor and outdoor pools, a fun little playground for kids, and multiple restaurants. If you need to get a little deeper into nature, they have a few nature trails that were easy to walk, and a Sports Centre that had lots of things to do for every age and skill level. Best of all, at IPM many of the outdoor sports to do were included free of cost from fishing, archery, and the bb gun range. Then for those interested, for an additional charge a golf course, stables with horseback riding, or a full service spa is available on the resort property as well. Add this to being in a central location that within a 15-30 minute drive you have luxury shopping, antique shopping, small towns to explore, multiple indoor water parks to choose from, lakes, state parks to hike, and nice restaurants to dine at; IPM truly was a wonderful break from city life and the noise that comes with it. I highly recommend giving IPM a try. Below are a few pictures of my meal at “The Exchange”, one of the restaurants available to dine at onsite at IPM and I thoroughly enjoyed every course.

Spotluck APP Launch Party with Philly Weekly at Uptown Beer Garden

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(The following is a special series on Bluejeanfood.com written by guest contributing writer and correspondent for “Small Bites Radio” William Knowles. He highlights his passions of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been a while. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)

On Thursday, August 25th, I was invited to attend the launch party with Philly Weekly for the Philadelphia based version of the Spotluck app. A fun and innovative way to help you choose a local pub or restaurant with special deals, the app will soon become a popular download for those who enjoy trying new cuisine in and around the city, at a discounted rate…

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Originating in the Washington, DC area some two years ago, this unique technology has grown to begin expanding to other areas, and we will be the beneficiaries. By spinning the Spotluck roulette, you will instantly download a discount to the featured eateries on the wheel. Wherever the wheel stops will garnish you an even bigger discount. Over 100 local spots have signed on to take part in the program, as the overwhelming popularity in the DC area has created a win-win for restaurants and consumers alike.

To raise awareness for the Philly area launch, a massive party was thrown at the Uptown Beer Garden, located at 17th and Market Street’s. Previously featured here on Around Town, the locale has become quite a hot spot for events such as this, and the turnout showed the excitement that this app will generate. Free beer was provided to all by Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co., and prizes given out to various game participants (including those spinning the real-life, giant Spotluck wheel onsite). Swag with the bright green company brand was handed out, and all guests got to see firsthand the benefits of the app and how to most effectively utilize it.

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Spotluck CEO and co-founder Cherian Thomas is putting forth a unique and refreshing way to partner with the city’s restaurants, and taking full advantage of a technology that will only continue to grow and change the way we do things. Not to mention that he throws a hell of a party to celebrate a launch! Try downloading the app now to see for yourself, and let it decide for you where to eat your next meal. You may stumble upon something new that you will enjoy, and may not have necessarily tried in the past…

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See you next time “Around Town”…

08-28-16 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

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08-28-2016

1732 Meats sponsors Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio. We will have in studio respected Philly blogger Marilyn Johnson of Philly Grub, Philly Mobile Food Association and Vendy Awards recognized #1 fan and food truck ambassador John Cohl, Philly based actor John DiRenzo of Plaza 7 Talent (PA & NYC) to chat about iPic Theaters iPic Fort Lee food from City Perch Fort Lee Sherry Yard, also we will have Michael Murphy of The Dude Hates Cancer – Philadelphia, PA, and then a call in we have NBC News NBC Latino recognized Chef Hugo Campos of PCK Philabundance and don’t forget we will still have segments from Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light and Hell’s Kitchen finalist Chef Barbie Marshall, and joke of the week from Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling.

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Small Bites – Episode 24

 

Abby’s Café – Pennsauken, NJ

Abby’s Café – Pennsauken, NJ

Cooper River Park has had a dramatic transformation with a fancy new restaurant, running trials, bridge, dredging of the water, ice rink in the winter, and more. I decided one morning to try Abby’s Café (AC) for breakfast. The area surrounding AC may be up and coming, but AC seemed a little behind the advances. The gentleman behind the counter could not have been nicer with a bubbly personality and extrememly friendly and welcoming, but the food was surprise for me.

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I would go with bacon, egg and cheese on rye. The eggs were cooked on an electric griddle that was giving some problems and took longer than desired, but the real downfall came when the sandwich was topped with prepackaged bacon out of a box sitting on the counter. It was such a shame as AC is now sitting on prime real estate in my mind with all of the new happenings going on a Cooper River Park and the man behind the counter was nice as pie and outgoing, but location and charm only go so far with me. Hopefully something can be done to upgrade the cooking method and use more fresh ingredients, and if so, AC could be a breakfast destination to the new crowds coming to the area.