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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 booking are canceled. 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. 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. ALL appearances 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 as well as their personal views and opinions. This is in regard to any format that is may be published, as well as all writing or points of view are personal and they belong to the author of the particular piece. They are not in any way an authentic representation of what Small Bites Radio stands for nor or they 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 and be part of the fun we are known for. Until then please stay safe and healthy and may tomorrow bring a better day.

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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.

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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

03-09-20 Small Bites Radio

#SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020 by Feedspot Blog Reader. We are thrilled about the news. 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, March 8th at 635pm with special co-host John DiRenzo an acclaimed actor and frequent QVC guest host returning and an AMAZING show lineup!

The The New York Times bestselling author and former CNN Headline News (HLN) host Jane Velez-Mitchell, who is well-known for advocating a vegan lifestyle will be joining us to talk about New Day New Chef a fast-paced cooking show set to air on Public Television stations throughout the nation and is now available to watch on Amazon.com Amazon Prime Video produced by Inspired in conjunction with Jane Unchained News. Season one features eight episodes of fun, delicious, easy vegan recipes and shows and “anyone can be a New Chef, and we’ll show you how,” said Eamonn McCrystal, multi- Emmys / Television Academy Award winner and Executive Producer of New Day New Chef. Each episode features a different celebrity co-host and special guests include some of America’s best-known vegans, including: NBA legend John Salley, Olympic medalist and Game Changers star Dotsie Bausch, Marco Antonio Regil, Vanderpump Rules star Billie Lee, 90210’s Christine Elise, actress Katie Sarife, actress Gianna Simone, supermodel Katie Cleary of World Animal News, SpongeBob and Family Guy voice actress Lori Alan, Flip the Script’s Ally Iseman, Trying Vegan with Mario Fabbri, Chef Babette, the Spork Sisters, and more.

Talking more about eating meat alternatives, Impossible Foods will be joining us as they are one of the biggest and most recognizable names around with Impossible Foods Head of Culinary, J Michael Melton on to talk about the brand. He will chat about the future of food and how he is excited to be a part of a company offering a cutting edge product that has the momentum to change the food world as we know it. Impossible Foods is transforming the global food system by creating better ways to make meat, dairy and fish without using animals — delicious, good for people, and good for the planet. In 2016, they launched their Flagship product the Impossible Burger. Then in conjunction with Burger King they created the Impossible Whopper available across America and just recently Impossible Foods is one of the options at Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line. They are also delighting the home cook as well since its launch into grocery stores. The Impossible Burger remains one of the most popular items sold at grocery stores on the east and west coasts and is by far the #1 plant-based meat product at Wegmans’s.

After a long day at work, heading home to cook a fussy, complicated meal is the last thing anyone wants to do. Well we will have on Yasmin Fahr to talk about her new #cookbook Keeping It Simple: Easy Weeknight One-pot Recipes from Hardie Grant Books. Inspired by her column for Serious Eats, One-Pot Wonders, Yasmin sets out to arm readers with sneaky gems and low-key showstoppers that work every time, and a promise that they will learn at least one new move (if not a good few) to up their skills in the kitchen. The ultimate goal is to get dinner on the table quickly, but also to create something truly delicious as a weeknight reward. Featuring humorous and relatable anecdotes and musings on cooking and life, in Yasmin’s witty and energetic style, Keeping It Simple is the book you’ll keep coming back to night after night for inspiration both in the kitchen and out.

Ever see a picture that looks good enough to eat? Did it make you go right out and order what you saw for dinner? We are thrilled to have Andrew Scrivani, food photographer for the New York Times and one of the most respected names in the business will join us to talk about his new book That Photo Makes Me Hungry: Photographing Food for Fun & Profit from W. W. Norton & Company The Countryman Press. Andrew is a teacher of the craft, advising #foodporn obsessives, bloggers, photographers ready for the next step, and anyone who loves to shoot and eat. Look out Instagram you’re going to have the hottest food pictures around once you buy the this book that is part straight-forward practical advice, part stories from the field, with many of Scrivani’s signature photos. This book will definitely make you hungry.

Coming to join us in studio will be Anthony Notarfrancesco the Owner/GM of SouthHouse bar/restaurant. SouthHouse is South Philadelphia’s neighborhood sports bar for food, drinks, and entertainment–a place where friends come to share good times and great food! They specialize in new American cuisine, complimented by a diverse selection of craft beers and spirits, all in a friendly and comfortable pub environment. They have delicious food, along with the largest gluten free menu in the city, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Last, but not certainly not least also in studio will be Nikole Platenecky a junior at Gloucester Catholic in Gloucester City, New Jersey that’s Gloucester Great. She will give information regarding the play Legally Blonde as she performs the role of Serena McGuire originally played by Alanna Ubach. You can see the show for yourself March 19th, 20th, and 21st. Get your tickets early as it’s certainly sure to sellout.

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, 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.

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Cityrub Steak & Smokehouse – Newark, NJ

Cityrub Steak & Smokehouse – Newark, NJ

This location couldn’t be more different than its surroundings. On a nondescript road with nothing but junkyards, big trucks rumbling down, and a plain exterior the instant moment you walk through the second set of doors at Cityrub Steak & Smokehouse it seems like you were transported somewhere nowhere near you just were. The inside is bright, lively, and hip with a cool décor and varied menu. The service was pleasant and friendly and food was decent. I had the smoked wings which were fantastic. Really great wings here! For the meal I had a Brisket Sandwich with caramelized onions, mushrooms, Manchego cheese, and potato wedges along with a half rack of Memphis style pork ribs accompanied by grilled asparagus. It was enjoyable and would go back.

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

Park Place Cafe & Restaurant – Merchantville, NJ

Park Place Cafe & Restaurant – Merchantville, NJ

I am sad to admit I have failed. My foodie license and privileges should be revoked. Small Bites Radio should fire me as host and no longer associate with me at all. How could this happen? Park Place Cafe & Restaurant is the reason behind my epic blunder.

The whispers were out there that this place was good and that I should go there. Brunch is great and best place around is what everyone would say. Well I’m not a brunch fan so I passed. The hype seemed to be a bit much for a Jersey restaurant with no booming downtown or any notable particular attractions near it for me to go out of my way. Other places would call my name and I found my way to them instead.

Shame on me!!! I have let everyone down including myself.

You can stop reading if you’d like and skip anymore scrolling. Please just follow these 5 simple words. GO TO PARK PLACE NOW

This place is an absolute gem. From beginning to end you couldn’t find a finer dinner dining experience in the South Jersey area. The menu may seem intimidating and prices a tad higher than usual for the average eater, but trust me you won’t be disappointed. It’s all top notch ingredients sourced as ethically as possible and many items foraged locally. Top it all off with service that was impeccable, efficient, and personable throughout the entire meal. You are handed a sheet of paper when seated called “What’s Wild this Week” listing all of the foraged items. I can’t think of another restaurant in the Philadelphia area with a list as long and intensive as Park Place’s wild items. They have truly created a Noma experience in this sleepy little town. Yes you heard right. I dared to say to a Noma experience. Google the name if you’re not familiar with Noma, but with enough time and resources I don’t see a reason why they couldn’t pull it off and become a National or Global phenomenon and powerhouse. I can only hope more places start to focus on every wild item out there and make it edible to cut down on mass corporate farm production and monocultures that have been formed. What Park Place is pulling off isn’t just a philosophy, it’s a lifestyle and Chef Philip Manganaro is living and breathing it into every inch of the restaurant experience there.

Keep an open mind. Try something different. You may just like it. If you do, the future of agriculture could look vastly different. For my meal I had the appetizer lightly seared sea scallop, small plate venison Bolognese, and entrée pan seared sturgeon with a side of Himalayan Morels. I finished the meal with an out of this world hand churned vanilla maple bourbon ice cream. Every bite of every course was divine, and I look forward to my next visit. Don’t be a schlub like me and think the hype isn’t warranted. Everything about them is true provided you’ve heard nothing but good things 😉 Hurry go there now before it takes years to get a reservation like Noma. (The ice cream is not pictured as I just dug right into it and also don’t judge the meal by the photos as this is a place where a picture doesn’t do it justice)

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

NYC Eats 2020

NYC Eats 2020

I recently heard that New York City has close to 27,000 restaurants. If you break that down, you could eat at a new place every day for almost 77 years. This in theory will never be accomplished, but who knows. Humans are living longer and longer so anything is possible I guess. Below is my attempt to start eating at as many as possible. It may take me a few more than 77 years at the pace I’m at, but you have to start someone. This is certainly not a best of list, but here are a few places I enjoyed on my latest adventure in NYC.

Buenavista Restaurant & Bar – NYC, NY


Had seared baby calamari over roasted spicy potato with artisanal magic Jerez, seared octopus, stuffed clam with scallops, shrimp, and mussels, creamy lobster stew soup and green asparagus with favas and chantille foam on top, and roasted Iberian pork Osobuco, over scalloped ovened potatoes and spinach served with green apple radish aujus. Really just an amazing meal and service was first class. Highly recommend a visit here.

At Nine Restaurant & Bar – NYC, NY


Had shrimp kanom jeep (steamed minced shrimp wrapped in wonton skin served with vinaigrette sauce) and shrimp pad see eiw (broad flat rice noodle stir fried with egg, American and Chinese broccoli in sweet soy sauce. Very cool atmosphere and delicious food that was served quickly and efficiently.

Best Bagel & Coffee – NYC, NY

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That was a fantastic way to start the morning with a fresh made bacon, egg, and cheese on an onion bagel. When I say fresh made, I mean fresh as they are making the bagels right there. A great breakfast stop that was fast and affordable.

Schmackary’s – Hell’s Kitchen – NYC, NY

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The funfetti cookie was heavenly and one of the best cookies I have had in a while. The cookies and cream as well and the classic were a yummy treat as well. The entire menu seems like fun and hope to try some more soon.

Cork & Kale – NYC, NY

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Sitting in the lower level of Even Hotel Times Square I their frittata of red pepper, red onion, sun dried tomato, spinach, whole egg, gouda, and peccorino cheese with fresh fruit

Stout NYC – Bryant Park – NYC, NY

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I had the Big Boy Hot Dog which is a foot-long hot dog with braised onions and stout sauce served on a potato roll.

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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