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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.

Grand Canyon and Route 66 – 2019

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Hualapai Ranch – Grand Canyon West – Western Rim – Peach Springs, AZ

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Things started out at the Western Rim of the Grand Canyon. The top picture was at Guano Point and this is what you have to do to make sure your child doesn’t veer off and fall off the cliff while you get your picture taken. I didn’t take a picture of the food, but it should be noted. You will get corn on the cob, a salad bar, and roasted chicken if you get your meal at Guano Point. The ranch was a fabulously fun time and we stayed at the cabins on site which were clean and modern and I was happy we stayed overnight. I didn’t know what to expect, but the stay was fantastic. The staff and crew around the area were amazing and beyond friendly. There were tons of games and things to do for the entire family. The dinner on-site was ribs with steamed vegetables, a snack of fireside s’more at night, and the breakfast the following morning was scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. If you have kids, this is a must to do while in the Grand Canyon area and staying overnight is well worth it.

El Tovar Dining Room – Grand Canyon National Park -Southern Rim – Grand Canyon Village, AZ

The El Tovar Dining Room is an elegant American restaurant inside the El Tovar Hotel with Grand Canyon vistas from some tables. Well we were lucky enough to be seated at one of the tables with a view. The view was stunning, service impeccable, and food was delicious from start to finish. I had the signature French onion soup gratinee, crab stack with lump blue claw crabmeat, diced avocado, red onions, diced tomato, fried onion, cilantro oil, and entrée was sautéed duck breast with blueberry compote, roasted red potato, and carrots.

Goldies Route 66 Diner – Route 66 – Williams, AZ

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Goldies Route 66 Diner is a Casual throwback with 1960s styling offering classic American breakfast, lunch & dinner eats. Once again the theme of this post is me forgetting to take a picture of the food. I can tell you this though. Goldies Route 66 Diner was as good as any famous Jersey or Philadelphia Diner around. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better diner experience outside of Tri-State area. I had delicious marbled rye bread, with over easy eggs, and fried potatoes. The décor is exactly what you want to see and done tastefully with a nice gift shop area, and service was down home and bubbly while being extremely affordable. The town itself is cool to explore as well to spend the day.

Viva Las Vegas 2019

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Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen – Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, NV

With the announcement that future Hell’s Kitchen seasons will be shot on location at his restaurant and filming done at a sound-stage at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, I figured why not stop by the Vegas Strip location. Chef Gordon Ramsay was in and around the area as they are currently filming, so it was interesting to see the setup and how the staff were doing. The ambiance is top notch and they make you feel as though you are in the middle of the show without being cheesy or cheap. I was lucky enough to be seated right in front to get the feel of being in the kitchen and observe all the action going on. The service was impeccable from start to finish, and food was awesome. I had lobster risotto, pan seared scallops, Caesar salad, beef wellington, and an AMAZING sticky toffee pudding.

Chart House – Golden Nugget – Las Vegas, NV

Situated on the extremely eccentric and eclectic Fremont Street where anything you can imagine, you just might see in person, is Chart House inside the Golden Nugget. The setting of the restaurant is absolutely stunning with a 75,000 gallon aquarium surrounding the dining area. From start to finish I was impressed with the meal. The service was perfect and personable, and the food was delicious. I had the lobster bisque, calamari with fired veggies and a side of kimchi sauce that was to die for when added to the appetizer, grilled octopus, and a Chart House prime rib with a side of king crab legs and an order of sautéed mushrooms.

Sam Woo BBQ – Las Vegas, NV

Sam Woo BBQ is a favorite for Hong Kong-style Chinese foods in a casual, no-nonsense setting on the famous Spring Mountain Road in the Chinatown section of Las Vegas where you can get any Asian delight your heart desires. We were treated like family and service was friendly and efficient during our visit. I had the BBQ platter which was roasted duck, roasted pork, and bbq pork and also had their Mongolian Beef and shrimp fried rice. The duck was REALLY good and the both pork items were delicious as well. The Mongolian Beef was tasty. The shrimp fried rice was nice. Only thing I would ask for would be for larger shrimp my shrimp were too tiny and they could have been cooked a little more and seasoned better.

05-05-19 Small Bites Radio

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05-05-19

Small Bites – Episode 110

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05-05-19

Small Bites – Episode 110

D and L Coffee Service Inc. and Sysco Corporation CAKE from Sysco at http://www.trycake.com/smallbites to get $750 off activation costs present the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio this Sunday, May 5th at 635pm EST with a stellar lineup.

We are happy to happy welcome Elizabeth Minchilli who is the author of many books on the joys of Italian life. She has written for over 40 magazines, and today shares her passion for Italy through her blog, best-selling apps Eat Italy for iTunes and Android, and through her food tours in Italy. She will join us to talk about her newest book “The Italian Table: Creating festive meals for family and friends” from Rizzoli New York. The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration–as well as insight into the traditions of the food and celebrations–it serves as a practical resource that gives home cooks and hosts step-by-step guidance on how to re-create these fabulous meals at their own tables.

Still thinking of Italy, we will have in studio Domenick Crimi the owner of Cappuccio’s Meats in the heart of the 9th Street Italian Market Philadelphia in South Philly Cappuccio’s Meats sells Old-World Style handmade sausages and is an artisanal butchery with cured meats, dry ages steaks, chops, and other cuts of the highest quality meats all butchered on premise and never processed at a third party location. Go and bring Old-World Style and Quality to your modern family’s dinner table.

With warm weather finally arriving, enjoying beverages outdoors is back again. We will have joining us Len Boris the Director of Beverages for Fearless Restaurants to talk about their summer cocktail menu. He oversees great dining destinations like Moshulu, White Dog Cafe, Daddy O Hotel Restaurant, Louie Louie, Tuckers Tavern, Plantation Restaurant and Bar, and Autograph Brasserie. With a passion for food and unique setting, Fearless Restaurants will inspire and delight you with an adventuresome dining experience.

Then trying to revive the East Coast – West Coast rivalry like the old days of rap between Diddy Bad Boy Records and Dr Dre Death Row Records we will have on Cassie Hepler of ExplorewithCassie a lifestyle and travel blog to discuss who is better when it comes to food and drinks. Who will come out on top, the East Coast or West Coast? Hopefully no one gets hurt with this new battle brewing in the culinary world.

Last but certainly not least, we are thrilled to be joined by Venus DeMarco who is an author, motivational speaker, and health coach. It has become her mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives, from the simplest circumstances to many of the most disturbing illnesses facing mankind. In this lifetime, her goal is to motivate people to take their “Health” into their own hands and not wait to change until after they become ill, but instead make wellness and health a priority!

Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan Food Chef 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 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, PhillyBite Magazine 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 110

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.

Small Bites – Episode 110

04-28-19 Small Bites Radio

04-28-19

Small Bites – Episode 109

sm-bites-1-1-2019

Small Bites – Episode 109

D and L Coffee Service Inc. and Sysco Corporation Sysco Philadelphia Try Cake at http://www.trycake.com/smallbites to get $750 off activation costs present the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio this Sunday, April 28th at 635pm EST.
With Derek away traveling and Donato taking a week off, the show will be hosted by Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan Chef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish for some fun and food talk with the guests.

In studio we are very excited to have return one of our favorite chefs, Food Network Chopped Champion Chef Timothy Witcher who had been delighting hungry diners with his restaurant concept The Wing Kitchen at the Wedgwood Country Club. The Wing Kitchen concentrates on great fresh ingredients, simply crafted by expert hands, but embraces a big bold authentic flavor that transcends the chicken wing. Each box of wings, tenders, and fries is an experience. The first few bites will excite, but licking those salty spices and sweet and savory sauces off the fingers is what will keep you coming back!

Then also in studio will be Barry Galasso, a graduate of the Philadelphia Restaurant School. He has been employed at Camden County Technical Schools as a culinary educator since 1997. In his time at the school there have been many accomplishments by students both individually and in team setting through cooking competitions. He has a passion for creating great flavor profiles for food and sharing that knowledge with his students, family, and friends.

What goes with good food? Wine of course! Well the perfect person to come in studio to talk about wine is Zachary Marcus Cesare Harris. For years, while developing a nice palate for wines and meeting a number of great people in the wine industry, he noticed that not only were there virtually no marketing campaigns directed at people of color, but that very few in the industry were trying to develop and educate these demographics earnestly about wine. So he launched his own wine brand called IkaVina Wine and Spirits LLC. He launched this revolutionary wine label so that he can run it his way, but also to market to and develop the virtually untapped consumer base of African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans with a woman-centric focus. Harris is also talented in music, photography, multimedia, film and video, and has also authored and published three books with a core focus on the issues of love from a man’s perspective.

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 109

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.

Go to http://www.trycake.com/smallbites and you and our listeners can get $750 off the activation fee. That’s a 75% discount. And with that discount, you get a user-friendly Point of Sale solution that includes cloud reporting and world-class 24/7 support. CAKE is the Point of Sale system that lets bar & restaurant owners focus on the guest experience and STOP worrying about tracking every sale as CAKE does that for you. You can automatically save information and review it later, from anywhere.

Small Bites – Episode 109