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Cityrub Steak & Smokehouse – Newark, NJ

Cityrub Steak & Smokehouse – Newark, NJ

This location couldn’t be more different than its surroundings. On a nondescript road with nothing but junkyards, big trucks rumbling down, and a plain exterior the instant moment you walk through the second set of doors at Cityrub Steak & Smokehouse it seems like you were transported somewhere nowhere near you just were. The inside is bright, lively, and hip with a cool décor and varied menu. The service was pleasant and friendly and food was decent. I had the smoked wings which were fantastic. Really great wings here! For the meal I had a Brisket Sandwich with caramelized onions, mushrooms, Manchego cheese, and potato wedges along with a half rack of Memphis style pork ribs accompanied by grilled asparagus. It was enjoyable and would go back.

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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Club Diner – Bellmawr, NJ

Club Diner – Bellmawr, NJ

Another quality Jersey Diner. Seafood bisque, prime rib topped with onion rings, order of fries and apple sauce. Nice diner ambiance also.

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/