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07-14-19 Small Bites Radio

07-14-19 Small Bites Radio


D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of on Wildfire Radio Podcast Recording Studio this Sunday, July 14th at 635pm EST with a stellar lineup.

We are happy welcome Mareya Ibrahim who is a chef, holistic nutritionist, award-winning entrepreneur, and host of the popular Facebook Live show, The Real Dish Eat Cleaner with Chef Mareya to talk about her new book “Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive” from St. Martin’s Press Griffin. In the book you will remake your kitchen, your taste buds, your body, and your energy level with honest, transparent and easy-to-understand recipes. Core meal planning and preparation techniques from Ibrahim’s Facebook Live show save time, money and sanity. These forking delicious recipes make healthy eating simple and quick to table.

Then we are excited to have in studio George Martorano. George Martorano’s biggest goal is to advocate cannabis law reform and to help remove the negativity associated with marijuana. As an advocate of cannabis and it’s multiple compounds, George is opened Philadelphia’s first CBD incorporated Hip Hemp Cafe to help educate people on the medical benefits of cannabis, and to help clear the air of the stigma that the War on Drugs left, to which this day George remains one of the largest casualties of by being accused of being at the head of an organized crime business that was seeing an annual revenue upwards of $75 million. Hip Hemp Cafe is a one of a kind CBD cafe and specialty shop dedicated to improving the lives of many. It is their goal to provide their customers with a friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff, well versed in cannabidiol (CBD) and its significant medicinal benefits within a cozy and distinguished cafe-esq environment. George’s biggest goal is to advocate cannabis law reform and to help remove the negativity associated with marijuana. To end the violence plaguing American families, he has hopes of one day exchanging guns in homes and on the streets with legal, adult use cannabis with his dream program, Cannabis for Guns.

Joining us all well in studio will be Chef Adam Volk the owner/operator of Redcrest Fried Chicken on East Passyunk Avenue which is a laid-back counter serve dining destination with fried chicken, sandwiches, sides, ice cream and other desserts. He will be in to talk about his amazing fried chicken of course that was named by USA TODAY as a Top 10 delicious stop on Philadelphia’s EPA. He is joined by Adam Leiter the Executive Director of EPABID and we will also chat about the 14th Annual East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival held on Sunday, July 28th from 11:00am-4:00pm on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets. Rev your engines for the 14th Annual Car Show & Street Festival, held on Sunday, July 28th from 11:00am-4:00pm on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets. Cruise on down to South Philly’s largest summer festival and block party! We’ll have it all – including live music & DJs, FREE moon bounce and kids entertainment, the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain, street food & drinks + up to 200 antique, show, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles! FREE to attend. Grab some street grub and summer drinks from visiting food trucks plus special $5 deals at many of East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants! Look for the balloons to find places offering the $5 specials.

Also joining the party in studio will be Julia Lee the manager of Bam Bam Kitchen in Ardmore, PA. Bam Bam Kitchen serves a wide array of authentic Korean Food – Award Winning Stone Bowl Bibimbop, Soft Tofu Soup, and Korean Fried Chicken Wings (KFC)in a sleek casual outlet. She will also talk about Ardmore Initiative Restaurant Week 2019 that runs from July 15th-28th and is back showcasing why Ardmore is the hottest culinary destination on the Main Line. Experience the difference for yourself by trying one of Ardmore’s diverse dining options! This year they’re excited to add lunch to restaurant week! Restaurants will be providing two-course lunches for $10 or $15, three-course dinners for $15, $25, 0r $35, or having the option of both. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try all that our new restaurants have to offer or return to a restaurant you already know you love.

We also welcome back Wildfire Radio’s Small Bites Live with Tracey Medeiros the author of The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook as she will join us to talk about the book some more and about her upcoming appearance at COOK on Saturday, July 20th.

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 for Blog Eating in SJ, 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 available, 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, as well 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 “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press is available for purchase on D & L Coffee Services Inc. and hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, Indie Philly Radio, Player FM, iTunes, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world.

D & L Coffee Services has an expert staff of highly qualified, certified, and experienced office, technical, and sales personnel. D & L Coffee Services are able to provide your business, home, or special event the absolute best from the beans they sell, vendors they work with, Italian delicacies available for delivery, catering on-site for any sized affair, hands-on barista training, equipment available for purchase, and maintenance/repair services for your espresso and coffee machines. You can stop by their warehouse at 7000 HOLSTEIN AVE, SUITE 3, Philadelphia, PA 19153 during business hours or call the office at 215-365-5521 for an appointment, consultation, or any questions.

Bud and Marilyn’s – Philadelphia, PA

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Bud and Marilyn’s – Philadelphia, PA

When Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine said on Small Bites Radio that Chef Marcie Turney‏ is one of Philadelphia’s best chefs, I finally took notice. The name was familiar, and I was aware of the restaurant group that Chef Marcie and her partner Valerie Safran ran, and who knows why, but I had never been to one of them. Well I should be ashamed of myself. I like to call myself a foodie, and was missing a big portion of why Philadelphia is receiving so many accolades nationally due to our wonderful restaurant scene with Chef Marcie being one of the driving forces and reasons why.

I decided that my birthday would be a good excuse to make my first visit to one of Chef Marcie’s restaurants. If she is indeed that talented, then why not go during a time that should be celebrated and special. Well I can honestly say, she and her team did not disappoint in the least. The choice was made to dine at Bud and Marilyn’s. It was the chosen destination since I would have my 6 year old son join us, and the menu looked approachable for all palates. As soon as we stepped inside and saw multiple families dining there, I knew things were off to a good start.

From start to finish it was an impeccable experience at Bud and Marilyn’s. The décor is simple and tasteful. The service was flawless. The drinks were strong and mixed to perfection. The food was amazing, and dessert delectable. I can’t say enough of how much fun and how wonderful the meal was. Now don’t get me wrong, Bud and Marilyn’s will not be for everyone. We had American comfort food at its finest, and this type of cuisine is not for everyone. Chef Marcie does this style well, and I am now intrigued to try her other restaurants to sample her versions of Italian, Mexican, and Mediterranean. Give them try, and maybe you will become a fan of Chef Marcie like me and Chef Robert Irvine.

Below is what I had:
Warm Pretzel Rolls, Thai Style Mussels, Fried Cheese Curds, Soft Shell Crabs, Fried Chicken, and Funfetti Cake. They were ALL delicious as could be!

Federal Donuts – Philadelphia, PA

Federal Donuts – Philadelphia, PA

Sitting on a revamped 1600 Block of Sansom Street sits Federal Donuts (FD). FD has quite a few other locations throughout the city as well ranging from 7th and Fairmount Streets, 2nd and Manton, 3428 Sansom, and even a setup in Citizens Bank Park. What started out as a quirky idea of opening a coffee, doughnuts, and fried chicken eatery from Chef Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook has turned out to become an empire of its own with legions of fans singing FD’s praises. With the baseball now in full swing, I figured what better way to get into the spirit of the season then choosing FD’s Ballpark BBQ selection for my order of Fried Chicken.

federal donut

The chicken was cooked perfectly. So moist and juicy on the inside, yet a beautiful crispy skin surrounding each piece. Surprisingly just coming out of the fryer, the chicken had a minimal amount of grease. Even with no sauce and just a dry rub, the seasoning provided a nice smokey and bbq profile while being light enough to allow the chicken to still shine and be the star of the dish. After devouring all four pieces, a delicious Honey-Glazed doughnut was still left for a nice treat. It hit all the right notes and was a great way to end the meal.

FD is mostly a take-out only location as the places to sit or stand to eat-in are few and not setup for comfort. The service was quick and efficient. Chef Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook has FD’s business model down to a science and I can see how expansion has come quickly and easily and why FD has become so popular. A major part of their success is the coffee and the varied selection of fantastic doughnuts they offer, but the chicken is what made me notice them and is not to be ignored. With some of the tastiest doughnuts and fried chicken around, FD literally has a treat that could be a morning, afternoon, evening, or late night snack. FD being able to reach all these demographics sounds to me like they will be around for quite some time and that we will be seeing more and more of them around. With that being said, that may not be a bad thing, unless your name is Dunkin Donuts.


Four out of Five Stars