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Black Horse Diner – Mt Ephraim, NJ

Black Horse Diner – Mt Ephraim, NJ

Jersey is famous for their quality diners and this place is no different. Quick efficient service at a good price. No surprises here, just a nice diner. I had Vegetable Soup and entree of Prime Rib with fried string beans and french fries.

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03-11-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

03-11-18

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LIVE this Sunday, March 11th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio has as Jimmie JJ Walkerwould scream a “DY-NO-MITE” lineup!

We are thrilled to welcome Chef Alina Z. Chef Alina Z is an author, TV personality, private celebrity chef, and has her own show called “What’s New and Good with Chef Alina Z” a non-scripted TV series on TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) that shows viewers how to eat healthy at local restaurants as well as how to make fabulous meals at home. Chef Alina Z is also an award-winning, Board-Certified Health Coach, Detox Specialist, and Creator of the #1 Best Diet in America, as selected by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. Chef Alina Z just released a new book on Valentine’s Day called “Single and Hungry: A Realistic Guide to Food and Self-Love” from Consulting-AZ. She wants you to ask yourself; DOES THIS SCENARIO SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU? 1. You think that you need to lose weight and look “perfect” in order to be loved and feel happy. 2. You start to chase happiness by trying to lose weight. 3. You feel unhappy because, let’s be honest here, dieting sucks. 4. You lose a few pounds, yet you don’t feel happy. 5. Because you have been so miserable on this diet, you decide to “treat” yourself by going off the wagon for a meal… or two…ok, three. 6. You gain the weight right back, feel unloved, unhappy and alone. 7. You go back to step one. If you have tried dieting and hated yourself for failing, you are not alone. Few authors understand the complex relationship between food and self-love (or lack of) quite like Chef Alina Z. Before becoming a sought-after holistic health coach, she has also faced her own share of demons when it comes to weight loss, body image and the deep-rooted psychology that can prevent us from loving ourselves. In this book, Chef Alina Z shares her comprehensive and easy-to-implement program that will give you the tools needed to fall in love with yourself and create your own empowering Couture Nutrition solution for a healthy and happy life. High profile fans like Alicia Silverstone and John Salley have recently raved about Chef Alina Z’s healthy cuisines We can’t wait!

Then we welcome Courtney Osgood the Head of Communications for Cozymeal with locations all over the United States. Cozymeal offers experiences hosted at the chef’s place or your place. Choose the chef’s pre-approved location, which may be a small cafe, event space or the chef’s private home. Alternatively, have the chef come to you by selecting “My Place” when booking. Cozymeal chefs and caterers are vetted in person to ensure their standards are met – including requirements for local or national food safety certifications. You select a cooking class, team building, or catering experience, pick your date, and with just a few clicks book and enjoy.

One of Cozymeal’s Philadelphia chef representatives will also be in studio to show and tell us all about what they offer. Chef Renee Weigel from Cozymeal Philadelphia located at 325-41 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA is one of their shining stars from the Drexel UniversityCulinary Arts program. She was just recently highlighted on the Blog Belly of the Pig for her open kitchen at Good Food Flats and she is also involved with LocalStove. We are looking forward to it.

Eric Keiles owner of Silence Dogood’s Tavern will also join the fun. Silence DoGood was Ben Franklin’s pen name. Silence DoGood’s Tavern is all about Philadelphia – local beer, bourbon and even the names of our burgers (like “the Original Jawn”). They have a passion for Philadelphia and it’s reflected throughout. Silence DoGood’s Tavern is also embarking on a new campaign to “do good” in Philadelphia. They’re starting with a campaign to re-paint the steeple at Christ Church, Philadelphia, their neighbor in Old City District/Historic District. Great food and good deeds, sounds like a match made in heaven to us.

Need more? You know this is Small Bites and we pack it in. Looking for a night out? How about dinner and a show? Well you pick where to eat, and we have the perfect setting for you to enjoy a show. Coming in studio will be Nikole Platenecky of Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior. She is joining us to talk about Gloucester Catholic’s live presentation of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast at Rowan College at Gloucester County in the Fine Arts Center with performances March 15th-17th. The directors are Amy Pinardo and Chris Alongi and musical director John Willy. They are putting on a wonderful show and hope everyone can attend.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also 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 TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-78/

 

Jim’s Lunch – Millville, NJ

Jim’s Lunch – Millville, NJ

This place is retro and in a good way. Very old school feel, decent food, and excellent service. The secret is in the sauce and that was true for both things I had there. Double cheeseburger with everything and Texas Tommy with everything. If in the area, I would definitely go back. Just be aware, they are only open between Columbus Day and Memorial Day so that the staff has the summer season off.

03-04-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

03-04-18

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LIVE this Sunday, March 4th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio has another stellar lineup.

We are thrilled to welcome Ali Rosen Gourvitch author of “Bring It! Tried & True Recipes for Potluck and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen” from Running Press available for purchase on March 13. Bring It! is the ultimate source for potluck, picnic, or dinner party-worthy dishes that combine simple prep with big taste! Also, Ali is the founder and host of Potluck with Ali, a television show and website dedicated to sharing the best and brightest in food. Potluck airs on NYC Life and its videos have appeared on HuffPost, Edible Magazine, and People. Ali was named as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for Food & Drink. She has also written for sites including Bon Appétit Magazine, Epicurious, Fodor’s, and Refinery29. Potluck was nominated for an International Emmy Awards as well as two IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals awards and Thrillist said Ali had one of the coolest jobs in food (she agrees).

Then we welcome Neha Khullar the author of “Palate Passport”. Neha Khullar is a foodie, coffee addict, sparkly shoe-wearer, and enthusiastic dinner party host. Prior to becoming a cookbook author, Neha Khullar worked on the corporate side of New York City. Fueled by her passion for food and cooking, she set out on a journey to explore culinary traditions around the world. After breaking bread in dozens of places, she learned that food brings people together and creates community regardless of religion, political views, or language; what tastes good can be shared with others. She has spent time with master chefs, street stall cooks, grandmothers, and food lovers all around the world. They have taught her about their favorite local foods and shared the history and stories behind them. Palate Passport is her personal culinary masterpiece created to share this journey with others. She intends to show readers that cooking is fun, it doesn’t have to be intimidating, and if made with love, even an imperfect dish will taste beautiful! Neha has spent three years creating this book in order to thoughtfully coordinate all of its components. The cover was inspired by many people and separate events. After following a particular artist for years, she asked him to create the cover art, loving his style of coloring outside of the lines–a style reminiscent of her story for creating this cookbook. The dominant colors of the cover were inspired by a garden that Neha visited in Marrakech, Morocco. And the name was inspired by a fellow traveler who crossed paths with Neha while also filling her passport with experiences. Every component of this book has a story like the one behind the cover art. Neha is the founder of FoodMoodz, LLC which is an online platform for foodies to share articles on the best eats, chef profiles, recipes, and food trends. Neha is also the founder of Global Foodie Citizen which is a community of foodies located all around the world! The vision for GFC is to offer an invite-only group of foodies who can connect to meet at exclusive restaurants and food experiences around the world.

Have you ever seen Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Buyers Club, Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation, or Beyoncé‘s Lemonade video? Then you’re already familiar with our next guest’s work on films and television shows as a DGA 1st Assistant Director. Now Mark is ready for you to read his latest project. Mark learned to cook from his Italian mother and grandmother, Nonna Yvelise. From his aunt, he inherited a love of travel. He combined those two passions into his cookbook: “Cooking with Spices – 100 Recipes for Blends, Marinades and Sauces from Around the World” from Rockridge Press with foreword from Martha Foose. Mark wants you to send your taste buds around the world with easy-to-make rubs, blends, sauces, and pastes from Cooking with Spices. Knowing how to balance flavor and spice can transform a dish. But whether you’re looking to liven up what’s already in the refrigerator or trying something new, figuring out just the right blend of spices to use can be intimidating. Cooking with Spices is a comprehensive reference cookbook that explains the regional origins of spices from around the world and gives you easy-to-follow recipes for rubs, pastes, sauces, and blends. Cooking with Spices serves up recipes with a pinch of history to give your taste buds something to talk about. Be sure to follow Mark on social media:

Instagram/Twitter: @markcstevens_

Facebook.com/markcstevensauthor

Coming back to Small Bites is our good friend Chef Hiram Quintana of Lions Den Catering/food Truck who is now taking full control as executive chef once again of a kitchen! He has been working with his good friend Conrad Flynn in beautiful Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and will be overseeing Encore Fine Food & Spirits in a Beautiful resort town with cool restaurants and concepts. We couldn’t be happier for Chef Hiram!

We also welcome back Donato Marino the owner of D and L Coffee Service Inc. with Lisa Marino. D & L is one of the premier bean to barista providers with award winning espresso and quality machines that they sell and service as well.

Christina Martin CookingtoNourish will be in as well giving Vegan Food tips and other tidbits throughout the show.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also 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 TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-77/

Last but certainly not least, be sure to stay tuned in to Wildfire Radio as Derek will appearing on “Just Grubbin” show at 8pm on the same channel. Just Grubbin / We’re Justgrubbin is based out of South Jersey/Philly…This is a group of friends’ unique and irreverent takes on food, drinks and whatever else comes to their minds and they have Jawn Appetit coming in as well. Here is link:

https://wildfireradio.com/just-grubbin/

Botto’s Italian Line – Swedesboro, NJ

Botto’s Italian Line – Swedesboro, NJ

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Really enjoyed my time and meal here. Friendly and efficient staff with reasonable prices. Food was good also! Chicken cutlet with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone with a side of homemade chips.

02-25-18 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com

02-25-18

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https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-76/

LIVE this Sunday, February 25th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio has as The Miz says an “AWESOME” lineup.

One of the hottest dining destinations in Philadelphia — visitphilly.com right now is I ♥East Passyunk Avenue. Well we have who knows all about the renaissance and what the future holds for this area as we welcome Pam Zenzola the Executive Director of East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID). East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of one of Philadelphia’s longest-standing commercial corridors. EPABID was established in 2002 and its Board of Directors meets regularly to oversee its programs, including capital and facade improvement projects, marketing and promotions, special events, business recruitment and retention, and clean and green initiatives. Located just a few minutes from Center City District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. East Passyunk Avenue is home to over 150 independently owned businesses, ranging from unique boutiques offering hand-made wares and fashion to fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere and the world-famous “Cheesesteak Corner” of The Original Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks. One of other great dining destinations on Easy Passyunk is Chhaya Cafe and Chef/Owner Varnana Beuria will be joining us in studio. Chhaya Café opened in 2010 with a simple philosophy: provide delicious, uncomplicated food that comforts and delights. From couches, to window seats, to bar stools, every inch of Chhaya offers a unique vide so you can find the perfect nook or cranny just for you. They claim to offer more brew styles than any other coffee shop in Philadelphia. Also it is East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2018. Wow, what a treat and we can’t wait.

Then we welcome more of Philly’s greatness, with Philly’s very own ReubenBig RubeHarley Reuben Harley – A.K.A – “Big Rube”. His blog Big Rube ” Street Gazing”” at:

http://www.streetgazing.com/

is extremely popular. With his savvy eye and hip image mindset, he helped Mitchell & Ness become a global name by marketing the band as the fashion statement of stars from Mariah Carey to JAY-Z. He had a catering business and in 2013 he dwelled back in an old chapter and started doing Pop-ups at prominent restaurants in Philadelphia from Zavino Hospitality doing his Ground Turkey lasagna , to even his world famous Fried chicken and Waffles at Toast Philly, Vesper Sporting Club, and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company Tap and more and even winning competitions against seasoned chefs with his recipes. His style of cooking embarks that of southern flavors that fed plantations and Northeast estates passed down from generations to your mouth. Fashion and food, a perfect combo!

Then we have Izabella Brooks, the Brand Manager of Victoria Fine Foods. Victoria Fine Foods use only a handful of fresh wholesome ingredients without added sugar, water or preservatives. They were among the first to put their ingredients on the front of their labels, hence their tagline: “Ingredients Come First”. After hours of rushing, stressing, and worrying, they believe their taste transforms a simple meal into something relaxing and enjoyable. They use only the finest ingredients and slow kettle cooking process to give their pasta sauce an authentic homemade taste, so you don’t have to make it yourself. So take a ride with them; slow down, and taste what life has to offer. Good food tastes even better when you also do good deeds. Victoria Fine Foods is honored to help their New York City community by partnering with City Harvest, a local charity devoted to rescuing food to fight hunger in New York City.

Last, but certainly not least we welcome Nhan Truong the owner of brand new restaurant Viet Pho located in Deptford, New Jersey between Hobby Lobby and Ross Dress for Lessin The Court at Deptford shopping center by DLC Management Corp... Nhan is no stranger to the restaurant industry as she previously owned Viet Bistro in the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ to rave reviews. The food was so impressive there, that NJ.com Peter Genovese stated “The ten best Jersey mall dishes in New Jersey: 1. Spicy lemongrass with chicken, Viet Bistro, Cumberland Mall, Vineland. The single best dish I ate. If only all mall food were like this. Viet Bistro is so good it made my list of N.J.’s 18 best restaurants.” What an honor and we can’t wait to have them in studio. You can read Peter Genovese entire article here:

https://www.nj.com/…/1755…/the_10_best_nj_malls_for_food.amp

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also be sure to catch him on QVC QVC2 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 BBQand Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-76/

Sugarpuddin’s – Clementon, NJ

Sugarpuddin’s – Clementon, NJ

If in the area, you should definitely stop by. The service here made the visit feel like you are a part of their family with free samples to try before ordering and a drink on the house while you wait for the food to get ready. This is what makes you remember a place and go back, and I will certainly stop by again. Pictured is full rack of Baby Back Ribs, pulled pork, french fries, baked beans, string beans, mac and cheese, and corn bread. It was all yummy.