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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:

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

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12-01-19 Small Bites Radio

12-01-19

Small Bites

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 Podcast Studios this Sunday, December 1st at 635pm EST with a stellar lineup. Heck some would say it’s going to be MUMderful.

This is our last show of 2019 so it’s bound to be a good time. How do Philadelphians close out one year and properly ring in the New Year? With the Philadelphia Mummers Parade presented by Rivers Casino Philadelphia, Philadelphia String Band Assn., and perennial crowd favorite 2020 Fancy Brigade Finale at Pennsylvania Convention Center – Philadelphia, PA (Philly) of course! Who better to get the party started then Angelo Lutz who will be joining us in studio. Angelo has appeared on Food Network as well as QVC and is the Executive Chef and Owner of Kitchen Consigliere Cafe an OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award Winner, TripAdvisor Excellence Award Winner, and PHL17 HOTLIST Award Winner in Collingswood, New Jersey and he also oversees Consigliere To Go Catering @ Fralinger String Band Hall. On top of it all, he has an offer you can’t refuse 😉 You dine with him, and you’ll fall in love with his signature Sausage Meatballs.

Also joining us will be Dennis Pellegrino the Captain of Murray Comic Club which has been voted 1st Place for over a decade. The Mummers is a family tradition and Dennis has been lucky enough to have all three of his children join and march with him in the Mummers Parade since they were infants. The Comic Division may seem like it is all fun and games, but it’s serious business as Captain Dennis oversees a 2,000 member comic club that builds and prepares every year their routines and costumes from scratch. He has the most wins of any comic club captain in the 119 year history of the Mummers Parade with 16 first place prizes and was also inducted into the Philadelphia Mummers and Shooters Hall of Fame in 2016 at the MUMMERS MUSEUM.

Last, but certainly not least Cahill’s Comic Brigade Group Captain, our very own Donato Marino will be talking about all things MUM as his group has placed 1st the last 3 years. Going to be a great show!

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, 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.

Perla – Philadelphia, PA

Perla – Philadelphia, PA

How do you celebrate a wedding anniversary properly? Well nothing says romance more than going to a restaurant where there are no plates, food is placed on banana leaves, and you eat with your hands of course. This is the exact scenario of how I was pampered on our special day and that is one of the many reasons why I love my wife and I couldn’t have been happier having a special meal prepared and served this way.

So now that you know where to go for your next anniversary meal, you are asking yourself how Perla was. Perla which is a modern Filipino restaurant by Lou Boquila only does this special setting and Kamayan meal type on Wednesdays and Sundays to give patrons an authentic sort of Filipino meal to try. We were told that the other days of the week it is more of a formal setting and regular restaurant even with wine glasses present. That sounds nice and all for normal folk, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and saw how foreign it seemed and out of practice I was to eat an entire meal with my hands even though it should feel and be a nature reflex. To top it all off, the food was delicious, service was personable, extremely efficient, and reasonably priced. You know a restaurant is comfortable and confident and that they are serving a quality product when the executive chef chats with you about some other restaurants you should try in the area if you are a true foodie. That openness of food love shows that they recognize good food and how a meal can bond strangers together wanting to share and talk about their experience with others and truly want them to try it for themselves. Not only will I try their recommendations, but I will be sure to return to Perla and I recommend you to try Perla as well.

The meal was Filipino biscuit (not pictured), SINANGAG jasmine rice, garlic, CHICKEN INASAL meyer lemon and soy marinade, FISH fried whole, LECHON KAWALI berkshire pork belly, LUMPIA ground pork, carrots, onions, ginger, PINAKBET eggplant, long beans, bokchoy, and a chocolate dessert that was DIVINE (not pictured).

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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10-27-19 Small Bites Radio

10-27-19

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 this Sunday, October 27th at 635pm EST with a stellar lineup.

We are thrilled to welcome in studio Dan Love of In Your Service Events and host of fourteen-part TV program for PBS Cuisine Culture celebrity Chef Ashley James of Di Bruno Brothers who are opening a new concept location at 6th & Spring Garden called BANCA by Di Bruno Bros which will be an events and catering venue where old-world charm meets modern convenience. Once a Victorian bank and now a special events venue, Di Bruno Bros.’ culinary expertise invigorates this historical setting with a modern flare. Di Bruno Bros Catering & Events is proud to work with any venues of your choosing. Prior to your event, they will seamlessly work with the venue partners and coordinate all of the details specific to your event, including logistics, rentals, and timelines. On the day of the event, sit back and relax, as their service staff, bartenders and culinary professionals do all of the work!

Then to talk about another one of Philadelphia’s newest and hottest locations will be Michael Dorf the Founder and CEO of City Winery Philadelphia at the Fashion District which is the largest premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in the heart of Philadelphia. City Winery Philadelphia is the city’s first-ever local urban winery, restaurant, private event space and live music venue. Philadelphia is the seventh city to host this iconic concert hall for music lovers. The intimate cultural experience will feature well-known artists like Josh Ritter, Emmylou Harris, the Mountain Goats, and Macy Gray. Other upcoming shows include Bilal, Eric Hutchinson, Raheem DeVaughn, Jon McLaughlin and many more. City Winery Philadelphia offers a unique combination of wine and concertgoers that cannot be found anywhere else in the city. The brand new location includes two performance venues; a 300-seat intimate concert hall and a smaller 150-capacity loft space. Both of these venues offer full food and beverage service during concerts and have trained staff to provide superior service without compromising the listening and/or viewing experience. The 150-seat restaurant will serve locally sourced dishes crafted by Executive Chef, Jason Heim, and house-made wines, crafted with grapes carefully sourced from acclaimed vineyards on the West Coast.

Coming back in studio will be Mark Matthews the publisher of the extremely popular 42 Freeway blog to give us the latest updates on all things going on in South Jersey with topics such as Laughing Fox Tavern open in Magnolia, Miller’s Ale House opening near the Deptford Mall and Round 1 Entertainment opening in the mall, Cinder Bar part of the Ciconte’s Pizzeria family of restaurants opening on Cross Keys in Sicklerville, Naples at the Warehouse in Mullica Hill now serving adult beverages, First Watch and Chipotle planned to open and Dorrego Strong Café already open next to Booby Chez in Washington Township, Luna Rossa Turnersville, and Dave and Buster’s opening at Gloucester Premium Outlets.

Going global we welcome Andrea Ross the Founder of Journeys Within and the Director of Wild Frontiers Travel USA. She will tell use all about the year’s holiday travel season which is right around the corner, the hot 2020 destinations you must visit, and how food can be incorporated with any travel destination and how to find the best local dishes when you travel! With British parents, Andrea grew up in England listening to stories of colonial Africa and the Far East. At the age of eight she took her first solo trip to Australia to visit her aunt and she hasn’t stopped traveling since. Andrea has been a Condé Nast Traveler Travel Specialist for Southeast Asia since 2007, has been recognized by Travel + Leisure as an A-List agent, and has been included in Wendy Perrin’s WOW list of trusted travel experts since its inception. Andrea splits her time between the U.S. and Southeast Asia and travels extensively to make sure the guides, drivers and hotels used by Journeys Within are up to standard. She loves to find new and unique trips, hotels and experiences for her guests. She is also on the board of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, using her knowledge of travel and philanthropy to help their amazing mission.

Last, but certainly not least, coming back in studio will be Mark Matthews the publisher of the extremely popular 42 Freeway blog to give us the latest updates on all things going on in South Jersey. He will discuss topics such as Laughing Fox Tavern open in Magnolia, Miller’s Ale House opening near the Deptford Mall and Round 1 Entertainment opening in the mall, Cinder Bar part of the Ciconte’s Pizzeria family of restaurants opening on Cross Keys in Sicklerville, Naples at the Warehouse in Mullica Hill now serving adult beverages, First Watch and Chipotle planned to open and Dorrego Strong Café already open next to Booby Chez in Washington Township, Luna Rossa Turnersville, and Dave and Buster’s opening at Gloucester Premium Outlets.

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, 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.

Lau Kee Restaurant – Chinatown – Philadelphia, PA

Lau Kee Restaurant – Chinatown – Philadelphia, PA

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New on the scene in Chinatown Philly is Lau Kee. It’s a tiny place with a large menu. I had their half of Hong Kong style Peking Duck and an order of flounder filets in black bean sauce. Both were delicious and a welcome addition to the wonderful selection of culinary wonders around this part of Philadelphia. Will be back for sure to try more of things on the menu.

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/

Vitale’s Italian Bistro – Gloucester City, NJ

Vitale’s Italian Bistro – Gloucester City, NJ

This location was sadly closed for quite some time after they suffered an accidental fire. They have finally reopened and the new interior is fresh and modern with a sleek yet nostalgic feel. The menu is classic Italian with some flair. They covered the basics well and the meal was decent and enjoyable. I had the stuffed long hots, clams casino, Gnocchi Special with sautéed shrimp, spinach, and roasted red peppers in a brandy cream sauce, and bananas foster to end the meal. Cost of meal was average while service was friendly and efficient.

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/

Local Bar and Kitchen – Gibbstown, NJ

Local Bar and Kitchen – Gibbstown, NJ

With a neighborhood watering spot feel and atmosphere it is easy to feel at home here, but where Local  Bar and Kitchen really shines is their wings. Man these wings were delicious. I had the hot and honey wings which were just phenomenal and the Garlic Parm wings that were some the best around. Highly recommend dining or getting a take-out order of wings from Local if in or around the area. I also had their version of Classic Cheeseburger with old bay fries. It did the job of filling me up, but next time I’m just sticking with the wings and trying a few other flavors of wings they have.

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/