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Sakura Japanese Steak House – Oaklyn, NJ

Sakura Japanese Steak House – Oaklyn, NJ

#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020. We are thrilled about the news.

If you want the convenience of a fast food experience, but you’re craving Japanese food or sushi and in a rush there isn’t a better place I can think of and not have to worry about #Covid then here. This location of Sakura is situated in a building that was formerly a Taco Bell. Simply call or go online to place your order in advance and tell them you will pick it up in the Drive-Thru window and it’s as easy as a normal fast-food destination with them handing it to you right in your car. I had the chicken teriyaki, chicken hibachi, and sushi selections of philly roll, eel, red snapper, and mackerel. Everything was good and above average at a reasonable price.

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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/

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Small Bites Radio 08-09-20

EPISODE SUMMARY
It’s been awhile since you’ve last heard from us. Anything going on since we’ve been gone? Really don’t watch the news so feel free to let us know about stuff we missed out on or that we really should know about

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia” and #1 listed “Food Radio show South Jersey”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio returns this Sunday, August 9th at 635pm EST.
Things may be different, but we’ll still try to have fun. Just socially distant fun. We will talk to all Small Bites contributors and correspondents to see what they have been up to.

Thrilled to catch up on the air with legendary joke teller JACKIE “THE JOKE MAN” MARTLING (Formerly of The Howard Stern Show). You can get Jackie Martling’s autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press available for purchase on Amazon.com or tell Amazon Alexa to play Jackie The Joke Man. Since you can’t go to shows in person, you can catch him with John Pizzi on their Facebook Live show “Stump the Joke Men”, The David Feldman Show, or add an extra touch to an event or gathering with the perfect gift and request Jackie on Cameo to record and send you a personalized video.

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 that replayed again recently. Also, Chef Barbie Marshall was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light and will tell all of us what she has been up.

Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized for Blog Eating in SJ, John Howard-Fusco will share his time away from the show 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 for purchase discussing Cape May area history.

Actor and hospitality professional John DiRenzo who has appeared in front and behind the camera in many of your favorite programs as well as guest host QVC while give us the heads up on his new culinary endeavor that will have your mouths watering and wanting to order from John DiRenzo as soon as you hear about it.

Chef Christina Martin our go to vegan expert has launched her own program on Twitter that everyone is raving about. Also keep an eye out for her on upcoming appearances on Michael Fagan’s Waiter Nation and the extremely popular program of Chef AJ.

Bill Knowles of “Around Town” of course is around town, so he could not join us, but hopefully we will hear from him again sometime soon.

D & L Coffee Services Inc. and Bluejeanfood 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, WMLD NY, iHeartRadio, 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.

#SmallBitesRadio was named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020
#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia #FoodRadioShowSouthJersey #TopListedHospitalityShow

Latin American Restaurant – 3521 Federal St, Camden, NJ

Latin American Restaurant – 3521 Federal St, Camden, NJ

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Had the grilled chicken with yellow rice and pigeon peas and a beef patty. Everything was delicious and the price couldn’t be beat. Really enjoyed it all. Service was quick and friendly. Would go back there 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:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/

#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020. We are thrilled about the news.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow

Topo Gigio Pizza – Bellmawr, NJ

Topo Gigio Pizza – Bellmawr, NJ

Pizza and more pizza is the name of the game here. Old school traditional style neighborhood pizzeria shop and a pretty good pie to be had. With a decent price and extremely friendly service as well it’s easy to tell how they have been around so long. Fyi, when I visited it was a CASH ONLY establishment.

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/

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#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020. We are thrilled about the news.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow

Chick’s Deli – Cherry Hill, NJ

Chick’s Deli – Cherry Hill, NJ

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I don’t claim to be the famous James Pappas of Cheesesteak Adventure’s highlighted in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on blog Philly Grub, nor do I intend to eat close to 500 cheesesteaks in a little over one year’s time, but I’m from Philly so I know a good cheesesteak when I have one. With that being said, hidden in a tiny strip mall in an alleyway sits Chick’s Deli with a delicious cheesesteak. I ordered a mushroom cheesesteak with fried onions, American cheese, and ketchup. The roll held up beautifully and sandwich was delicious. Chick’s is definitely a good choice if you live or happen to be in the area.

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/

#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020. We are thrilled about the news.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow

Cilento Sandwich Company & Valente’s Italian Specialties – Haddonfield, NJ

Cilento Sandwich Company & Valente’s Italian Specialties – Haddonfield, NJ

Fyi – This place now has a new concept called Valente’s Cucina BYOB so the below is now longer valid, but they may keep many aspects of the past.

Sitting inside of Valente’s Italian Specialties the business Cilento Sandwich Company runs out of the same space. You order online from Valente’s Italian Specialties website, choose either pick-up or delivery and the time. The experience is seamless, service was very friendly, and portions are generous with reasonable prices.  I had the Traditional cheesesteak made of thin-sliced fresh beef and cheese served on half of a Sarcone’s long loaf and the Corrado sandwich which is chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, house-roasted peppers, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Able to order from Valente’s Italian Specialties on the same order I decided to give them a try and had their anise pizzelles and the ricotta cannoli cream.

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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/

#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020. We are thrilled about the news.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow

Small Bites Radio production update and return to air date

Small Bites Radio production update and return to air date

Hello again friend of Small Bites Radio,

All I can say is WOW. What a wild and crazy time this year has been. I know nothing is anywhere close to the same as it was before or where we want it to be in any manner, but my only hope is that you, your family, and friends are all healthy and safe.

You are probably asking yourself what could we have to say that you would want to know about? The answer is that Donato and I have decided to give this rinky dink program and distraction from life for an hour every other Sunday a try again provided positive trends continue in our area. Our anticipated return to broadcast is currently Sunday, August 9th with just the crew appearing giving updates on that episode.

After August 9th feel free to send us any guest or segment idea suggestions our way at smallbitesradio@gmail.com and we’ll schedule accordingly. Please be aware the biggest change regarding the program is that we will NOT have any in-studio guests until further notice. All appearances and segments will be prerecorded or live call-in. Only Donato and I will be in-studio. This isn’t our preferred method but is in the best interest of safety. Hopefully this rule will be able to change sooner rather than later.

If you are interested in sending a request to schedule something, PLEASE send it in a email to smallbitesradio@gmail.com and DO NOT reply to this post or send to our social media accounts otherwise it will probably get lost in the shuffle and threads. People have been asking daily to book segments so please be patient with any correspondence to us or delays in our response.

We were lucky enough to be named one of the best Hospitality shows on the planet for 2020 the exact year that the entire hospitality industry has hit rock bottom and has more uncertainty than ever. With that in mind we are aiming to be named 2021’s Top Thing that others wish would have disappeared along with the pandemic. I have a good feeling we can accomplish this with our usual style of lazy interviewing and low budget production. Fingers Crossed 😉

Thank you and looking forward to working and talking with everyone again soon. If you have any questions or need anything else just us know!

If interested, you can still listen to previous episodes of the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey” Small Bites Radio on Wildfire Radio at:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/

#SmallBitesRadio was named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow

Small Bites Radio #Coronavirus #COVID-19 Status

Small Bites Radio #Coronavirus #COVID-19 Status

Unfortunately due to the continued crisis regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 and the safety of our guests, talent, and studio staff being of utmost importance, all recordings of Small Bites Radio are currently cancelled. As of now ALL bookings are canceled until further notice. If you have an appearance scheduled for a later date, we will be determining the viability of that show occurring closer to the date and reach out to the person who booked the segment or slot appearance personally if and when that show will occur. Unless you are contacted by us DO NOT visit the studio or reach out to any team member of Small Bites Radio or staff personnel of Wildfire Radio. No segments are being taped remotely for any call-in guests either. ALL production has ceased and is suspended.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your clients. This is unprecedented territory with a lot of uncertainty currently. With this in mind and no end in sight on the horizon our policy has changed and we are NOT rescheduling any appearances any longer for shows cancelled. ALL appearances that were to happen have been FULLY CANCELLED. Also our schedule has been frozen and we are NOT accepting any new bookings no matter how far out the date requested until the situation is deemed by local, state, and federal officials that the outbreak has been fully contained.

In keeping a somber tone we have halted all official social media posts coming from Small Bites Radio on all platforms in respect to lives lost and life as we know it changing drastically every day. Any social media activity from any member of Small Bites is unsanctioned currently and they are their personal views and opinions. This is in regard to any format that any message may be published as well as all writing or points of view are personal and they belong to the author of the particular piece. Nothing in any manner is an authentic representation of what Small Bites Radio stands for nor are any messages, posts, videos, audio, etc. endorsed in any manner.

Now is not the time for promotion of any kind. Any distraction from defeating the virus is counterproductive in our belief. For the safety of yourself and others around we beg of you to be sure to share only information from reliable sources regarding this crisis. Together we can get through this.

Hopefully this will resolve itself sooner rather than later, and everyone at Small Bites Radio looks forward to the day we can see everyone again and have you join us to be part of the fun we are known for. Until then please stay safe and healthy and may tomorrow bring a better day.

Be vigilante and informed:

https://www.cdc.gov/
https://www.who.int/
https://coronavirus.gov

#COVID-19
#CoronaVirus
#CDC
#WHO
#StayWell
#StayHome
#WithMe
#quarentineandchill
#untiltomorrow
#safehands
#flattenthecurve

If interested, you can still listen to previous episodes of the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey” Small Bites Radio on Wildfire Radio at:

https://small-bites.simplecast.com/

#SmallBitesRadio was named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow

Hope to see you all again soon!

Ray’s Cafe & Tea House – Philadelphia, PA

Ray’s Cafe & Tea House – Philadelphia, PA

Ray’s is a Philadelphia institution when it comes to quality coffee and teas. Many people swear by this location for their hot beverages of choice. But did you know that they have some serious bragging rights regarding their food? Well in my opinion they have some of the best steamed pork and Chinese cabbage dumplings around accompanied by a delicious Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup to make it a complete and fabulous meal. Trust me, head there to enjoy something good to drink and stick around a little longer and have a bite to eat.

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/

#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020. We are thrilled about the news.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow

Empire Diner – Brooklawn, NJ

Empire Diner – Brooklawn, NJ

The Brooklawn Circle may still flood frequently, but the long standing Brooklawn Diner has been sweep out by the tide into the swamp of Big Timber Creek. Replacing the icon with new management and it has been resurrected as the Empire Diner. Almost everything is the same, except for a tad touch up and enhancements here and there. They now boast the largest menu in South Jersey. I wish them luck and by my visit they were off to a good start. The food was a little bit better than there predecessor with the usual Jersey Diner fare and service was prompt and friendly. I had the Chicken Marsala, green beans, carrots, and fried zucchini.

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/

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#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020. We are thrilled about the news.

#FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia

#FoodRadioShowSouthJersey

#TopListedHospitalityShow