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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine – Old City – Philadelphia, PA

Buk Chon Korean Cuisine – Old City – Philadelphia, PA

With the large amount of choices in the Old City area you could probably eat somewhere different every day of the month and not duplicate any destination. Let me tell you that if you are not looking to experiment and want a good choice no matter the day, I highly recommend Buk Chon Korean Cuisine. From start to finish I had a fabulous and delicious meal with spectacular service in a nice family friendly atmosphere. The meal consisted of Korean Grape Punch, banchan, Korean boneless fried chicken covered with honey-soy sauce, seafood Jap-Chae, seafood pan seared crispy green onion pancake, spicy pork bowl, and galbi bourguignon. It was a great time and will return 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:

01-05-20 Small Bites Radio


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 on Wildfire Radio returns this Sunday, January 5th at 635pm to kick off 2020 in style and hopefully have an Philadelphia Eagles win over the Seattle Seahawks while we do it. #FlyEaglesFly

Who better to make sure you get all your New Year Resolutions in order than Alison Ball Kilmer of Ali in the Valley dubbed the Urban Martha Stewart. Ali in the Valley is a lifestyle site about healthy, delicious food and simple lifestyle tips on how to be a great host or hostess…all while staying on a budget. She creates simple recipes for the urban soul and lives by my motto “home grown cooking – down to earth living!” With her experience from VP of Warner Bros. Entertainment Records, Founder of Alicat Media, Senior Director of A&R of RCA Records, and President of TuneGO Music Group no one does it better or is a more consummate professional. Ali is an entertainment biz executive who loves to entertain at home, as well as abroad and wants you to join her on her journeys and live your best life as well!!!

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, we are thrilled to welcome Jim Malaby, chef and owner of blueplate in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Jim is one of South Jersey’s biggest local produce advocates and a pioneer of the farm to fork philosophy. Blueplate was closed for over a year due to a fire, but they have come back bigger and better than ever. Their loyal fan base was waiting for the highly anticipated return, and the wait if finally over. Jim will share the struggles, while also telling us what has changed and what the future holds. #LETSEAT

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 D & L Coffee Services Inc. and 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, 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 and L Coffee Service Inc. 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.

Clubhouse One – Miami Airport Terminal D – Miami, FL

Clubhouse One – Miami Airport Terminal D – Miami, FL

It’s airport food so sadly there wasn’t any surprises here to be found. Had black bean soup, wings, calamari, and Chicken Parmesan.

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:

Oath Pizza – Fashion District – Philadelphia, PA

Oath Pizza – Fashion District – Philadelphia, PA

The former mall The Gallery has been transformed into The Fashion District. They have a few food options to choose from and Oath Pizza is one of them. I gave them a try and had their Porky Fig Pizza – Mozzarella, Creme de Brie, Applegate Smoked Bacon, Black Mission Figs, Balsamic Drizzle, and fresh Basil. The service was quick and friendly, pizza was decent enough, and price was reasonable. I’ll be interested to see how The Fashion District finally pans out in the long term and if more dining and shopping destinations open up.

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:


Topgolf – Mount Laurel, NJ

Topgolf – Mount Laurel, NJ

This place is high tech golfing excitement in a fun and luxurious setting with food. Golf of course is the main attraction and the best part of Topgolf. What about the food? Is it a hole in one? It was decent and respectable for an entertainment destination. I had the Grilled Backyard Wings and Brisket Grilled Cheese. Bring some friends and have a good time here.

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:


Kensington Quarters – Philadelphia, PA

Kensington Quarters – Philadelphia, PA

The Fishtown area is one of the hippest in Philly and for good reason. Kensington Quarters is one of the places that has seen the growth of the area. They are a hip destination with cool décor and vibe. The service was top notch and meal was pretty good also. I had the KQ burger on a brioche bun that has cheddar, garlic aioli, jus, and caramelized onions with a fried potato.

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:



Nicaragua 2019

Nicaragua 2019

Let me begin by saying you would have thought I was traveling to Iraq or Afghanistan with the amount of people who told me I should reconsider my travel plans to Nicaragua.  Even the US Department of State has an advisory still posted to exercise extreme caution if traveling to Nicaragua. I don’t know how things were in the past, but I can tell you currently it was nothing but a wonderful and pleasant experience with some of the nicest and friendliest people around. Every place we visited the hospitality went above and beyond.

It was easy to tell that gringos such as myself have not descended upon the country in large groups yet because in some areas it was entertaining to watch groups of school children pretend not to stare at you or even trip over and walk into things while acting like they weren’t looking your way and then wave, shyly say “Hola”, and smile at you. I haven’t experienced this since my travels in certain parts of China.

My visit was solely up and down the Western portion of the country. The scenery and landscape is absolutely stunning, lush green, beautiful, luxury eco-resorts to stay at, and places to experience nature mostly unspoiled from mass tourism or development. How could you possibly go wrong in a country where you can see an active volcano with an actual lava lake flow happening right now at Masaya Volcano National Park? It truly was a wonderful adventure everywhere we went. Two pieces of advice though. Brush up on your Spanish as it helps tremendously during your travels there and don’t always trust the GPS if it wants you to go on dirt roads even though for the majority of the time the roads are in really good condition and well-marked, some of dirt roads are enter at your own risk.

I am also happy to report that I didn’t have a single bad meal during my stay either. It’s not often I can say that, especially since I didn’t have high expectations arriving. Photos do not do this trip justice and you really need to go there yourself to appreciate Nicaragua so I haven’t included any except for the food. For once, I was extremely off my game as I did not photograph every meal. It was mostly living in the moment. Below are some of the places and meals I had. As I said, they were all great, so I recommend them all.

A Falta de Amor otra Cerveza Por Favor Bar y Restaurant – Granada, Nicaragua


How can you go wrong with a place named “In the Absence of Love another Beer Please”. Had a wonder pan fried fish fillet with fried plantains and white rice.

The Garden Café – Granada, Nicaragua


Just a truly pleasant meal here in a beautiful tranquil setting. I had the Gringo which is 3 eggs, 3 strips of bacon, 2 pieces of homemade toast, and sautéed potatoes.

Restaurante El Zaguan – Granada, Nicaragua


Love how this restaurant just opens up into a wonderful space as soon as you enter the doorway. Had the Nicaraguita which is grilled filet with sweet fried plantains, fried cheese, and rice and beans.

La Palapa Restaurant at Aqua Wellness Resort – Tola, Nicaragua


With a breathtaking view which is enough of a reason to visit this location alone, I went with the surf and turf option with grilled vegetables and rice. Every bite was stunningly delightful and extremely delicious.

Juntos Beach Bar and Grill – Playa Gigante, Nicaragua


A beachfront location with a hammock, darts, tree swing, and a children’s playground next to it was a joy to find and the food was just as nice. Had the Fish and Chips that was great.

Factory Steak & Lobster – Managua, Nicaragua

High end elegance in a hustling and bustling city. I had pure empanada bliss in a crispy shell with their Filet Mignon Empanada appetizer, the lobster bisque soup topped with puff pastry, and whole Lobster Thermidor with grilled vegetables.

Helados Pops – Metrocentro Mall – Managua, Nicaragua


Good old fashioned Vanilla milkshake in a really cool, hip, and happening mall.

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: