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The Boiling House – Cherry Hill, NJ

The Boiling House – Cherry Hill, NJ

This is an interesting place with a nice menu filled with seafood selections. The garlic noodles were really good and prices were reasonable for seafood. Pictured is calamari appetizer, garlic noodles, and bowl of shrimp, crawfish, snow crab, dungeness crab, corn on the cob, and red bliss potatoes in the Boiling House Seasoning with a side of hot sauce.

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El Negro De Oro – Hamilton, NJ

El Negro De Oro – Hamilton, NJ

This place is a GEM!!! What a find if you have already been eating here, and to everyone else, you need to go ASAP. This is a family run operation serving Ecuadorian cuisine that really hit it out of the park. I started the meal out with the Tostones Rellenos con Hornado that were AMAZING. Delicious pulled pork piled high on a fried plantain topped with marinated red onions and a little salsa. Then the Bandeja Al Negro De Oro which is shrimp, beef, and chicken sautéed in a light cream sauce served with rice, sweet plantains, and salad. This cream sauce was SOOOOOO good. This was quite a surprise and really a flavor explosion in every bite. Also had the Chaulafan with is Ecuadorian fried rice with shrimp, beef, pork, eggs, chicken, and soy sauce. The level of deliciousness that this place is putting out is amazing and the service was so friendly and made me feel at home. I don’t know how I have not heard of this place, but it is on my radar now and I will certainly be back to try more on the menu.

02-03-19 Small Bites Radio

02-03-19

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-104/

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http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-104/

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, February 3rd at 635pm with a great lineup as well as Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan Food Chef Christina Martin back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

We are thrilled to welcome Amy Lacey the founder of Califlour Foods and author of Cali’flour Kitchen: 125 Gluten-Free Recipes for the Carbs You Crave from ABRAMS Books. Amy Lacey’s Cali’Flour pizza crusts were selected as Clean Eating Magazine’s “Coolest New Find of 2017” and named one of “Whoopi Goldberg Favorite Things” on The View. Lacey is a health coach and authored the self-published The Clean Switch. Cali’Flour Foods has helped millions transform splurge foods into superfoods. And now, their first cookbook, Cali’Flour Kitchen, offers recipes for the dishes you haven’t been able to enjoy for years—from French Onion Soup and Quiche Lorraine to pizza, cookies, enchiladas, and lasagna. Cali’Flour Kitchen is designed for people across the dietary spectrum, providing perfect, guilt-free recipes for every carb-heavy craving, whether you’re eating vegan, dairy-free, Keto, The Paleo Diet, or a plant-based diet. For those suffering from health issues like diabetes and autoimmune diseases, this cookbook reintroduces those favorites that have long been forsaken, reinventing them to include a full serving of vegetables. With more than 125 recipes and photos plus detailed how-tos on creating cauliflower crusts, rice, crisps, wraps, and zoodles, Cali’Flour Kitchen is all about indulging without compromising health

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, joining us will be Julia Bernadsky the Founder of Untamed Hearts Jewelry which is jewelry with soul. They offer unique, beautiful, and meaningful objects. They offer gifts with energy since each piece tells a story and are all Vegan 100% animal cruelty free so that there is peace for all. You can catch them this week Visit Phoenix at the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival or shop online at untamedhearts.com for yourself or a wonderful gift for that special someone else in your life.

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day but Tinder or Match not cutting it? Then we figured who better to join us than Anne Dinshah author of Dating Vegans from American Vegan Society. Dating Vegans is the first book of its kind to boldly explore this aspect of relationships. From its captivating cover to the bounty of advice found in real people’s stories, the pages are packed with useful insights and suggestive recipes. This is a must-read for everyone in a relationship vegan-with-a-nonvegan, or anyone who has a vegan friend. Better than a romance novel that whisks you away to fantasy, Dating Vegans is genuine. It is a catalyst for reevaluating your own interactions with other people whether you are the vegan or the other person. Where am I now? What is certain? What might I compromise? What would I do if I met a person like that? Will I make a recipe? This powerful function of the book can appeal to anyone, regardless of the relationship situation. Anne Dinshah has applicable tips for getting a date or keeping together long-term. Learn how to share information, so that vegan values get just consideration, without being socially abrasive to those not yet holding these ideals. This book will not sit on your shelf for long. You might read the dating portion once or twice, but you or your date can cook the recipes over and over for each other. Or take the book out in public. You might pick up a date if seen reading it!

So with your date secured by reading Dating Vegans and your lovely gift for them purchased at UntamedHearts Jewelry, all you need now is somewhere to go out and take them to enjoy a great meal. Well why not reserve a table for your special Valentine’s Day night out at Chubby’s 1 1/2 Hearth Steakhouse in Gloucester City, New Jersey. You say a steakhouse for a Vegan? Well you’d be surprised as they offer a little something for everyone while also serving some of the best steaks around for those meat lovers since they were just listed by Jason Sheehan in Philadelphia Magazine as one of MUST try Steakhouses in Philadelphia in their Ultimate Guide as well as reviewed by Christina Carrell for the popular blog Fork in the Pines. Chubby’s also offers daily #HappyHourdeals as well as varied dining and meal specials throughout the week. Sounds like a date to us to make it Gloucester Great. Chef Philip Petitt of Chubby’s will be in studio.

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 South Jersey, 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 affiliated with PhillyBite Magazine, 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.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-104/

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.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-104/

New York City – Winter 2019

New York City – Winter 2019

A blog post doesn’t do New York City justice in the least. There are websites dedicated to the wonders of NYC, thousands of books have been written, and endless amounts of shows available to watch for those interested to learn more. What this post is going to try to do is go give you a glimpse of a fantastic base camp to have an easy to access, affordable, but yet wonderful NYC family oriented weekend and a few places to eat that taste good and won’t break the bank while there for a few days.

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We stayed at the Stewart Hotel which is literally just steps outside of Penn Station. They have a variety of rooms to fit every budget while still feeling luxurious throughout the facility and offering every amenity you could possibly need during your getaway. We were lucky enough to stay in their 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite that has enough room to sleep 8 people, full kitchen stocked with all the utensils, two full bathrooms, large living and dining room area, and a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline overlooking the Hudson River. They even spoiled us with a gracious gift plate of fruits and cheeses, and a award winning bottle of wine. With Stewart Hotel being just steps from Penn Station, almost any destination you are trying to reach in NYC is easily accessible via subway for you to leave the car at home.

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The amount of shows to see on Broadway is staggering. Some are better than others, and it is sometimes difficult to find something that the entire family can enjoy. We went to see King Kong on Broadway; and I must admit it was spectacular. Now the Broadway purists may poo-poo this play with the fancy video screens shown for the background at times, a few special effects dabbled in, and nothing new regarding a storyline, but for pure entertainment and excitement you can’t beat King Kong. It is a story that transcends generations and with this new platform to see the story, the producers did a fantastic job to make it still feel fresh and relevant for all who come. The puppetry of King Kong and the emotions and feelings that they were able to portray with the puppet were truly breathtaking and groundbreaking.

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As far as good food goes, below are a few decent places that we enjoyed with decent ambiance, quality service, and a delicious meal. Hope you enjoy.
John’s of Times Square – NYC, NY

 


Sicilian Wings – chicken wings tossed with crushed red pepper, fresh garlic, and rosemary and a Traditional Pizza.
Niles NYC – NYC, NY

 


Really good French Onion Soup, Filet Mignon with crispy onions, pink peppercorns, mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus, and Madagascar Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
Chop Shop II – NYC, NY

 


Pork Pan-fried dumplings, Half Rack Thai Marinated St. Louis Spare Ribs, and Three Cups Chicken with organic baby chicken, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine, and Thai Basil that was REALLY delicious.

Special thanks go to the following individuals for making our stay so wonderful:
Mark Pandaleon – Director of Rooms for Stewart Hotel
Skylar Siminovsky – Assistant Director of Housekeeping for Stewart Hotel
Jessica Muniz – Director of Front Office for Stewart Hotel
Sarah – Front Desk for Stewart Hotel

Peking Buffet – Glassboro, NJ

Peking Buffet – Glassboro, NJ

I needed somewhere quick to eat before a Sunday night visit to Rowan University, and I saw Peking Buffet in passing and decided to give them a try. My expectations for buffet food is pretty low, but I must say this place really hits it out of the park with an extremely affordable price point, variety, freshness, and the overall size of the place. This place is HUGE inside and works like a well oiled machine with almost every type and style of food available to eat on the buffet or stations next to buffet . The Sunday night I visited, they were packed, but trays of food, sushi, hibachi orders and other food just kept on flowing seamlessly. If you’re in the area, you really can’t beat the value and selection here.

 

Cacia’s Bakery & Deli – Audubon, NJ

Cacia’s Bakery & Deli – Audubon NJ

With multiple locations, Cacia’s is in reach to many in Philly and South Jersey. I used to visit their Ritner St location often, but we all know the kind of nightmare South Philly parking can be. The traditional plain cheese pizza is AWESOME! Give them try instead of your regular pizza shop and you may be happily surprised. They have more than just pizza as well.

01-13-19 Small Bites Radio

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-103/

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http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-103/

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm ofBluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio this Sunday, January 13th at 635pm with a great lineup!

We are thrilled to welcome iconic Philadelphia broadcaster Marilyn Russellof 98.1 WOGL FM who hosts Marilyn Russell in the Morning from 5:30-9am and is also host of popular food podcast EatDrinkAndBeMarilyn. Marilyn who is a La Salle Universityalum, has worked on the The Preston & Steve Show on 93.3 WMMR PhiladelphiaWXPN102.9 WMGK, and BEN FM. She has had career highs and lows, but the lowest point of her career certainly had to be working on the same production as the Small Bites crew 😉Marilyn was a VIP during Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back#24HoursFOxepisode of Shanty on 19ththat recently aired on FOX 29. She will talk about the experience and her thoughts on the episode.

Then adding more of a Gordon Ramsay flavor to the show, we are happy to talk to Chef Heather Williams a Season 16 runner up and a contestant of the current season 18 of Hell’s Kitchen. The 18th season of Hell’s Kitchen airs Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Gordon Ramsay’s hit cooking competition series returns with a twist: pitting veteran contestants against rookies. For the first time in the show’s history, eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons – and lost – will be brought back for a shot at redemption and tested like never before, as they go up against eight ambitious rookies. Each week, the chefs will be put through a series of grueling culinary challenges and dinner services to prove to Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to win a life-changing grand prize: a position at the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Las Vegas at Caesars Palace inVisit Las Vegas and $250,000.

Closer to home, we are excited to chat with Mike Traud who is the Drexel University – Center for Food and Hospitality Management Program Director. On Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11, Drexel University’s annual Philly Chef Conference will return to University City, drawing top-level culinary and hospitality talent from around the world to Philadelphia. Tickets for all events will go on sale the same day that the full agenda is posted online: Wednesday, January 16 at 12 noon. “Our annual Chef’s Conference is the centerpiece of our year-round programming, bringing the best and brightest in the culinary world right to our students here in Philadelphia,” says Traud, JD, Ed.D, himself an alum of Vetri under Marc Vetri and Zeppoli under Joey Baldino. “This year’s line-up is our most robust yet, and we can’t wait to welcome these luminaries to Philadelphia and share their talents with our students – and our city’s thriving restaurant culture with them.” The annual Philly Chef Conference regularly sells out, and 2019 tickets are limited, so guests are encouraged to purchase theirs at once, to guarantee their seat at the proverbial table. A current list of participants is available at the bottom of this post.

Now, do you struggle finding the perfect gift for those you can’t personally deliver it to? Well we will be joined by Denise Fuchs the founder and CEO ofBloombaes because Bloombaes was sparked by a quest to make long distance gift giving a little more special. When she couldn’t find anything online beyond the gift delivery mainstays – flowers, gift cards, gourmet baskets, etc. – she decided take her favorite parts of those classics and create something new. The result was a handmade bouquet of chocolate truffles. It is beautiful, delicious, and thoughtful. A Bloombae is a handcrafted chocolate bouquet. It’s a colorful combination of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles and keepsake sola wood flowers, wrapped in smooth floral sheeting, and most importantly – made with love. Order one now athttps://www.bloombaes.com/

Also, Glenn Gross will be stopping by in studio to say hello and formally give our listeners his signoff from being Small Bites co-host and any updates he has going on.

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 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 onAmazon.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.

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

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.

The 2019 Drexel Chef’s Conference will begin on Sunday, March 10. Participants will include:

Karen Akunowicz, Fox & the Knife, Boston, MA

Reem Assil, Reem’s California and Dyafa, Oakland, CA

Mashama Bailey, The Grey, Savannah, GA

Kristian Baumann, 108 and The Corner, Copenhagen, Denmark

Victoria Blamey, chef

Cristina Bowerman, Glass Hostaria, Rome, Italy

Katie Button, Cúrate Tapas Bar, Nightbell and Button & Co. Bagels, Asheville, NC

Marco Canora, Hearth, Zadie’s Oyster Room and Brodo, New York, NY

Hillary Dixler Canavan, Eater National

Tim Carman, Washington Post

Nicholas Coleman, Grove and Vine

Devita Davison, FoodLab Detroit, Detroit, MI

Angela Dimayuga, The Standard, multiple locations

Lisa Marie Donovan, James Beard Award winner: “Dear Women: Own Your Stories”

Charlotte Druckman, Stir, Sizzle, Bake: Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Skillet and Skirt Steak

Osayi Endolyn, writer

Joshua Evans, University of Oxford (formerly of the Nordic Food Lab)

Tiffani Faison, Tiger Mama, Boston, MA

Genevieve Gergis, Bavel and Bestia, Los Angeles, CA

Jeff Gordinier, Esquire

Michael Harlan Turkell, author, podcaster and photographer

Jorge Hernandez, Minibar by Jose Andres, Washington, DC

Arielle Johnson, MIT Media Lab

Carlin Karr, Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO

Amanda Kludt, Eater National

Priya Krishna, writer

Julia Kramer, Bon Appetit

Lior Lev Sercarz, La Boîte, New York, NY

Malcolm Livingston, Ghetto Gastro

Michael Lynn, Cornell University and Tipping Research

Jamie Malone, Grand Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Brett Martin, GQ

Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller, South Philly Barbacoa, Philadelphia, PA

Ignacio Mattos and Natasha Pickowicz, Estela, Cafe Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar, New York, NY

Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking: The science and Lore of the Kitchen

Joshua McFadden, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

Misti Norris, Petra & the Beast, Dallas, TX

Christina Nguyen, Hai Hai and Hola Arepa, Minneapolis, MN

Matt Orlando, Amass Restaurant, Copenhagen, Denmark

Diego Prado, Basque Culinary Center, Donostia, Spain

Stefen Ramirez, Tea Dealers and 29B, New York, NY

Nikita Richardson, writer

Jordana Rothman, Food & Wine

Adam Sachs, writer

Lane Selman, Oregon State University and Culinary Breeding Network

Mike Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia, PA

Kim Severson, The New York Times

Khushbu Shah, Thrillist

Nik Sharma, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food and San Francisco Chronicle

Chris Shepherd, Underbelly Hospitality, Houston, TX

Ben Shewry, Attica, Melbourne, Australia

Chef Elle Simone, SheChef Inc.

Jeremiah Stone and Fabián Von Hauske Valtierra, Contra and Wildair, New York, NY

Julia Turshen, Now & Again and Feed the Resistance and Equity at the Table

Jeremy Umansky, Larder Delicatessen and Bakery, Cleveland, OH

Adam Vavrick, The Publican, Chicago, IL

Lars Williams, Empirical Spirits, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ben Wurgaft, MIT

Marco Zappia, Martina and Colita, Minneapolis, MN

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-103/