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Reggina Gelato & Espresso Bar – Mullica Hill, NJ

Reggina Gelato & Espresso Bar – Mullica Hill, NJ

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What a find and gem this little off the beaten path gelato and espresso bar is. If you blink, you will miss it and hard to see off the road. For an easier way to find them, they are located right next door to William Heritage Winery. Reggina had REALLY good Madagascar Vanilla Bean gelato. They also have all sorts of tasty Italian treats for sale there too so I decided to have a few ricotta cookies. The service was TOP NOTCH and super friendly. My only regret is I wish they were closer to where I live as I would visit them daily for a wonderful dessert or treat.

Bud and Marilyn’s – Philadelphia, PA

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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!

Tony Luke’s Old Philly Style Sandwiches – 39 E Oregon Ave Philadelphia, PA

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Tony Luke’s Old Philly Style Sandwiches  – 39 E Oregon Ave  Philadelphia, PA

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Yep that’s right, a cheesesteak wit wiz and fried onions. Yummy 🙂

Celebre’s Pizzeria – Philadelphia, PA

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Celebre’s Pizzeria – Philadelphia, PA

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Situated near the stadiums, this is a perfect spot to grab a nice bit to eat dining in or take out for tailgating parties. Pictured is the Spimato Pizza, a white pizza with spinach and plum tomatoes and seasoning. It was really good!

Myrtle Beach Eats 2019

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Myrtle Beach Eats 2019

Vietnam House Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, SC

Informal Pan-Asian eatery doling out familiar Chinese & Vietnamese eats in unadorned surrounds. Everything was tasty and service was friendly. I had the fresh spring rolls and shrimp fried rice noodles.

Maggi D’s – Myrtle Beach, SC

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This is a homey eatery serving straightforward Italian dishes. The bread makes a good sandwich, and their bread is good. I had the Frank “The Bodyguard” which is fried chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, and balsamic reduction.

Johnny Rockets – Myrtle Beach, SC

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Sitting in the heart of the tourist entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach is Johnny Rockets. Service was fast and prices reasonable. I enjoyed an original double burger with a side of fries.

05-19-19 Small Bites Radio

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05-19-19

Small Bites – Episode 111

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05-19-19

Small Bites – Episode 111

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio this Sunday, May 19th at 635pm EST with a stellar lineup.

We are thrilled to welcome Teri Turner the founder of the popular blog nocrumbsleft. She is also a regular contributor to HuffPost and editor and columnist for The Feedfeed. Being a part of the Whole30 community, Teri loves helping people cook nourishing meals and have fun doing it so she has released an wonderful cookbook “No Crumbs Left: Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. As millions of people know, one of the toughest things about completing the Whole30 is figuring out what to eat next, the other 335 days of the year. Food is Teri’s love language, and her approach to getting people into the kitchen, rolling up their sleeves, and cooking is contagious. Teri’s recipes, most of which are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant, are what makes No Crumbs Left so unique. Simple and incredibly delicious dishes such as Pistachio Pesto Chicken Breast, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Spicy Pepperoncini Beef are on the dinner table quickly. Sounds great!

Then joining us will be Chef Christine Hazel a recent Food NetworkChopped winner on episode that was judged by Martha StewartAlex Guarnaschelli, and Geoffrey Zakarian. A graduate of The Art institute of Philadelphia with honors, Chef Christine is a private chef and consultant in the Pop-Up Dining Experience. She does short term residencies in restaurants nationwide where patrons enjoy multi-course interactive dining experiences. As the Chef/Owner of Hazel Private Chef and Catering, Chef Christine is also known for her upscale private dining experiences and for being one of the lead chefs at The Masters Tournament each year. Chef Christine has worked for renowned Iron Chef Jose Garces and served as Culinary Advisor to the Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant group, as well as spent time at the The Farm and Fisherman Tavern – Cherry Hill, NJ. In addition, Chef Christine was at Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a brand ambassador for Flint & Flame USA, has been featured on Silvio Lelli’s RVN TV an AppleTV program “Cooked and Uncorked”, and she is the Cause Champion for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, helping to feed over 120,000 families in the Philadelphia area through the United 2 Feed Campaign. We can’t wait!

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, so that means for many of us the Jersey Shore is on our minds again. Well we have Andrew Thulin the General Manager of Daddy O Hotel Restaurant and Hotel. Daddy O opened in April for the season and is a boutique hotel and restaurant with an incredible rooftop bar. Andrew wants everyone to know about the many new menu items and activities planned for the summer of 2019 in Long Beach Island.

Last, but certainly not least we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome back in studio one of our favorite pit-masters Tom Bera of the wildly popular and award-winning competition barbeque team Philly Blind Pig BBQ. We can only hope he will spoil us with some of his amazing smoked delights.

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 Amazon.com.D & L Coffee Services Inc. and Bluejeanfood.com 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.

Small Bites – Episode 111

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.

Amigos Mexican Asian Fusion Food – Wenonah, NJ

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Amigos Mexican Asian Fusion Food – Wenonah, NJ

This is a TINY place. Most of the orders here are take-out, but you can dine-in. They are off the beaten path, and you have to keep your eyes open to not miss them. Below is what I had: chicken empanada that was fantastic and their version of chicken dinner teriyaki mixing Asian with Mexican. It’s an interesting concept.