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10-07-18 Small Bites Radio

10-07-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-97/

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10-07-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-97/

LIVE this Sunday, October 7th at 635pmSmall Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, has a stellar lineup. To kick the show off, we will party with Hannah Jowith the Wildfire Radio PRIEMIRE of her new smash single “Closer” that is going viral as well as heavy play at clubs. She is excited to have our listeners hear from her and what a great way to get things started.

Also, we are thrilled to welcome Michael Tuono the owner T&N HomeMade Kitchen and the Jeet Mobiles. With signature menu items like The Frankie Five Stents, The Sunday Gravy, The Cubano Paesano, and Da’ Bomb (Omelet Stuffed Pancake), T&N Homemade Kitchen has been wowing patrons and having their taste buds dance for years and now they will be sharing these delights to the Northern Liberties section of Philly very soon with T&N Homemade Kitchen – Northern Liberties. They are a family-owned deli offering a large selection of sandwiches, plus burgers, wings & breakfast eats. We can only hope that they bring samples of these delicacies.

Then we have Brandi Shine Doming the founder of the extremely popular blog The Vegan 8 and now a blogger turned author with her debut cookbook “The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less” from Oxmoor House Books Time Inc. Booksbeing released October 16th and available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Five years ago, popular blogger Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 became a vegan, overhauling the way she and her family ate after a health diagnosis for her husband. The effects have been life-changing. Her recipes rely on refreshingly short ingredient lists that are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All of the recipes are dairy-free and most are oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free (if not, Brandi offers suitable alternatives), and ideally tailored to meet the needs of an array of health conditions. Each of the 100 recipes uses just 8 or fewer ingredients (not including salt, pepper, or water) to create satisfying, comforting meals from breakfast to dessert that your family—even the non-vegans—will love. Brandi is a mom, wife, designer, and blogger. Her blog was voted a Top 21 Vegan Blog of 2016 by the hugely popular vegan magazine, VegNews Magazine, she’s appeared regularly in FORKS OVER KNIVES magazine, and was featured in the documentary Eating You Alive.

All the way on the West Coast we say hello to Renata Lubinsky the author of “Around Seattle in 80 Dates: An Online Dating Journey” fromCreateSpaceIndependent Publishing Platform. After thirty-two years in one relationship, Renata M. Lubinsky divorced her husband and started a journey that she crafted on a daily basis, by using online dating sites. Renata’s massive experience in the online dating world and her love for the unexpected provided her with mesmerizing material that will make you laugh out loud in some stories, and in others, make you cry. Renata uses her witty and sensitive voice to describe the world from the perspective of a single, almost fifty-year-old woman starting the second chapter of her life. In the past few years, Renata has taken her stories on stage and performed in different stand-up events around Seattle. She has won first place in local stand-up competitions and participated in various storytelling shows. We can’t wait to hear about this journey.

Then Oh, Canada we say hello to Cara Clarkson the Manager of Guest Services for The The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta Canada. The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of one of the greatest wonders of the nature inside Banff National ParkCanada Keep Exploring. We look forward to hearing all about the property “eh” as the Canadians say.

Small Bites Radio correspondent ActorJohn DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him onQVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan FoodChef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish will also be back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

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, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, 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.comhope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-97/

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Sate Kampar – Philadelphia, PA

Sate Kampar – Philadelphia, PA

 

Oh man this place is great and fun. It’s even family friendly which is always an added bonus. They really make the little ones feel at home with special plates and cups. Really enjoyed my meal here. Pictured is TEH-AIS beverage, coconut rice, jasmine rice, Chicken and Goat SATE KAJANG, Pork and Chicken SATE MELAKA, and RENDANG DAGING that was AWESOME!!!! Will be back here for sure.

Topgolf – Mount Laurel, NJ

Topgolf – Mount Laurel, NJ

(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”)

Topgolf has recently taken the country, and world, by storm. With a number of locations sprouting up all over the land, this concept of dining, entertainment and driving range-style play has become a popular alternative to traditional sports outings and gatherings. A new location, the 48th in all, is opening in our area on Friday, October 5th, in Mount Laurel, NJ. I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful facility at a gathering held this past week…

The mission of Topgolf is to provide fun entertainment for your family, for your business gatherings, and just the everyday person who is looking to sharpen their skills. Through technology that has been developed using microchipped balls, golfers hitting in the range can keep track of their accuracy and distance via TV screens set up in their bay. Whether you’re a novice or expert, adult or child, the spirit of Topgolf is have to fun, and hopefully sharpen your skills all the while.

To amplify the enjoyment of your outing, a large and varied menu offers dining selections specially created by a chef, along with several fully stocked bars with top shelf beverages. The bays can be privately enclosed for you and your group, and big screen TV’s are present throughout so you can catch all the big game action. Other leisure offerings are available, such as a billiard room and table soccer. Simulator lounges allow you to experience all that technology has to offer to improve your game. And if you’re looking for a unique spot for your business needs, Topgolf offers private conference rooms that are fully modernized for your meeting requirements.

The gorgeous, three floor, 65,000 foot facility (located right off exit 40B on Interstate 295) is quite an achievement. The site has more than 500 full and part time employees, all working to make your experience special. I had the chance to meet many of the folks, who were warm and accommodating; resident experts are there to also help you grow your golf game (something I need lots of help on!). It’s a facility and concept that most everyone should be proud to be associated with, and will without question receive a rave reception once it opens its doors this Friday.

Whether you’re out for business, personal pleasure, or to party with your friends, Topgolf will be a top go to spot once you’ve had the chance to experience it. I will see you on the driving range, and again “around town”…

09-30-18 Small Bites Radio

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-96/

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http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-96/

LIVE this Sunday, September 30th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio with Derek again off this week, we have special host Donato Marino running the show. Donato is best known as the owner of D and L Coffee Service Inc. which is Philadelphia’s premier bean to barista coffee and espresso company as well as owner of Terry’s Too. Donato is thrilled to be hosting and has a great lineup for the show.

On the show will be Ben Fileccia the Director of Operations & Strategy for the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association. The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association strives to promote, protect, and improve the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PRLA is able to convey a unified voice for the hospitality and tourism industries, both of which significantly contribute to the economic growth of Pennsylvania.

Also joining them will be Mario Ferraiolo from Dolcissimo Desserts. For over 15 years, Dolcissimo Desserts has been distributing high quality, imported Italian desserts and pasta’s. They also carry a full line of Bindi Dessert USA as well as other gourmet product lines. Today, their surpassed level of service and dedication has created lasting partnerships with restaurants, café’s, country clubs, caterers, hotels and casinos. Their desserts are loved by all cultures, as thier products contain ingredients not only from Italy, but also from Spain, Ecuador and Asia. Exceptional imported, authentic ingredients and products is their way of life. Above all, they are dedicated to always exceed the expectations of their customers and provide the best quality and value.

They keep the fun going with Anthony Bellapigna who is the owner of the Fellini Cafe of Media, Ariano, and the recently opened Irpino Gelato Bar. Anthony Bellapigna was born and raised in South West Philadelphia; he is the fourth child and third son of Italian immigrants from southern Italy. Anthony’s youth was spent helping his mother in the kitchen, personally tasting the dishes she made. Anthony was the originator of Media, Pennsylvania’s Dining Under the Stars event which is currently in its 11th season. He has been recognized by multiple media outlets for culinary excellence and is an avid supporter of the Delaware County Veterans Society.

Last, but certainly not least, they welcome Robert Napoletano, Partner for Springfield Pasta Company and Napoletano Brothers retail store. The Napoletano Brothers have always manufactured and sold pasta products wholesale to restaurants and small markets under the name Springfield Pasta Company.  In 2016, the pasta manufacturing operation was moved to a large production facility in Chester, PA and the Springfield location was expanded to include many more Italian Specialties like charcuterie, imported cheeses, pizza romana, artisan sandwiches, fresh filled cannoli, as well as a coffee bar where you can find authentic Italian espresso and a tap flowing with nitro coffee and slow steeped cold brew. Napoletano Brothers plans on eventually adding a restaurant to their adjacent building which will include a second-floor roof deck and seat approximately 100.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so 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, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-96/

La Polpetta – Deptford, NJ

La Polpetta – Deptford, NJ

This is a cozy and intimate restaurant away from the main Deptford Mall area. Nice friendly and family like service, and I really enjoyed my lunch here. I had the PORKETTE which is braised pork shoulder, broccoli rabe, and sharp provolone. Others in my party had meatballs, and they really enjoyed all the different variety of them.

09-23-18 Small Bites Radio

09-23-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-95/

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09-23-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-95/

LIVE this Sunday, September 23rd at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com onWildfire Radio, has a stellar lineup.

We are thrilled to talk to Karine Bakhoum Iron Palate. Her venerable palate was the first ever to be insured by Lloyd’s for $1,000,000 making her also known as “The Million Dollar Palate”. Her remarkable palate, extensive knowledge of food, and unmatched reputation quickly earned her a spot as a frequent judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, for which she is now the female judge with the most appearances. Over the course of her twenty-five-plus-year career, Karine Bakhoum has worked with a number of the world’s top chefs including but not limited to Bobby Flay, Michael White, Alain Ducasse, Todd English, Gari Masatoshi Sugio, Marc Forgione andGeoffrey Zakarian, as well as leading hotelier Steve Wynn and restaurateurs Jeffery Chodorow (China Grill), Stephen Hanson BR GUEST, Jonathan Segal (The One Group) and John Meadows LDV Hospitality. As a tastemaker, culinary consultant, visionary of hospitality expertise, public relations, and networking her contagious enthusiasm spills over to her dedicated team of public relations experts and KB Network News which pride themselves in the high level of personal service and creativity they provide. Karine is also currently in the process of writing a memoir about her personal and professional experiences with taste, and she frequently contributes articles of her culinary adventures to the HuffPost.

Then we welcome James S Tonkin the Founder and President of Healthy Brand Builders. James has designed and implemented national infrastructure for over 2,000 companies with over 30 years of consulting in the food and beverage industry. He has successfully created business and financial strategies for domestic and international firms focusing on production and manufacturing, branding, sales, marketing and distribution. His expertise spans the gamut from domestic cheese to potato chips, fortified pet waters to nutraceutical-functional and enhanced beverages to new technology. He has been heralded as THE beverage expert or “guru” in the functional and nutraceutical food and beverage segments. As an expert in the beverage and food industries, he has developed a flair for teaching and educating, becoming an entrepreneur’s go-to mentor.

Also joining us will be Michele Tartaglione the State Fair GroupManaging Director. She will talk about things to eat, drink, and celebrate with the arrival of Fall at Yogi Berra Stadium‘s second annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Taking place at 12pm – 7pm rain or shine, and with free Yogi Tribute Day activities taking place at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, it’s going to be a great day and parking is free. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will boast more than 25 food trucks with a decadently delicious assortment of hearty food and treats for everybody to go along with more than 75 craft beers to quench your thirst. Plus festival attendees can enjoy a wide variety of FREE on-field activities including live music from the original Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, B Street Bandto inflatables and backyard games for kids to enjoy. And what would a day at Yogi Berra Stadium be without baseball? Everybody attending the festival can celebrate the life and legacy of Yogi Berra by participating in a wide variety of festivities happening at the Yogi Berra Museum.

In studio we are thrilled to welcome Chef Bobby Saritsoglou and Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou (Co-Founder of Philly AIDS Thrift) who will be opening Stina Pizzeria in Philadelphia, PA very soon at 1705 Snyder Avenue. Chef will draw inspiration for the menu from the many countries and cuisines of the Mediterranean. The menu will center around foods cooked in the wood fired oven. Look for pizza, handmade pasta, salads, desserts and many vegetable offerings. While the menu will feature Chef’s version of familiar favorites, look for him to push the boundaries and elevate the casual cuisine through local sourcing, seasonal selections and inventive rotating specials.

Stina will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner service with dine-in, take-out and delivery. Stina will support the local community by hosting neighborhood events and programs, and through a monthly donation program for local charities. Stina is a passion project for the duo that will bring together their love of food, love of the fringe, love of their neighborhood and their love of each other. Look for them to welcome you inside their new home away from home at Stina – coming this fall.

Finally we welcome Kevin Vaughn with pen name PNT GVN the author of “How Millennials Will BEAT Their Parents to Retirement”. He asks “Why hasn’t there been any major revelations when it comes to retirement in the last 20 years? So, let me get this straight. I’m supposed to work 40 hours a week. For 52 weeks a year. For 40+years. Yeah, that’s not gonna work. It’s time to Beat the Parents.” Sounds like a plan to us!

Small Bites Radio correspondent ActorJohn DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so 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, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, 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 onAmazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ andBluejeanfood.comhope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-95/

The Victor Café – Philadelphia, PA

The Victor Café – Philadelphia, PA

This place is legendary and iconic in the Rocky movies as well as an iconic restaurant in Philadelphia for being around so long. The service is great with amazing opera singing and the food is really good as well. No matter your reason to go, you’ll enjoy your visit for sure. I had the shrimp bisque, clams casino (REALLY GOOD), smelts (also really good), Branzino entree, and creme brulee to finish it off. From start to finish a nice time!