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Uncle Pig’s Barbeque Pit – Gibbstown, NJ

Uncle Pig’s Barbeque Pit – Gibbstown, NJ

The South Jersey area BBQ has been growing and growing the last few years and it has been glorious. Well another desitnation to choose from is Uncle Pig’s Barbeque Pit – Gibbstown, NJ that hails a multiple time Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ Winner for New Jersey contests. The service was super friendly, quick, and efficient. It is mostly setup for take-out orders, but there are a few high-top chairs and tables to dine-in. The menu is diverse and I had the cup of brisket chili, and a half rack of ribs platter with fries and collard greens. Everything was good and if in the area I would certainly go back and eat some more.

04-14-19 Small Bites Radio

04-14-19

Small Bites – Episode 108

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Small Bites – Episode 108

D and L Coffee Service Inc. and Sysco Corporation Sysco Philadelphia 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, April 14th at 635pm EST with us possibly doing the IMPOSSIBLE 😉

We are thrilled to welcome Chef Robert Irvine who is a world class chef, fitness authority, and philanthropist who seeks to inspire people to live better each and every day. He is the host of one epic night of food and music the 3rd Annual Beats ‘N Eats – Food + Music Event at The Fillmore Philadelphia on May 13th from 7-11pm. Beats ’n Eats– A Food + Music Event– hosted by Chef Robert Irvine– is an immersive, one-of-a-kind food and music experience designed to increase opportunities for our veterans and members of the military. The event features a family style, six-course meal prepared by local and celebrity chefs such as Andrew Zimmern, Buddy Valastro, Cat Cora, Jose Garces, Kevin Sbraga, Marcie Turney, Matt Fein, and more with live music performances from both established and emerging artists between each course. Robert is a tireless supporter of our nation’s military. He believes that none of his success would be possible without the brave men and women who defend our freedoms. For that reason, Robert founded Robert Irvine Foundation in 2014 to support veterans and their causes. Grants have been awarded to the USO, Valor Service Dogs, the Gary Sinise Foundation, and the American Veterans Center. For those of you who can’t make the event but still want to see Chef Robert Irvine, Robert pioneered a new genre of programming for Food Network with his extreme cooking challenge show, Dinner: Impossible and parlayed that success into the even more popular Restaurant: Impossible which returns on the Food Network on April 20th with new episodes. Additionally, Robert has hosted or appeared on Food Network shows including Worst Cooks in America, Next Iron Chef, Restaurant Express, Chopped: Impossible and many more as well as doing partnered workouts with his wife Gail Kim to motivate and push each other at the gym. For more information or to purchase tickets for Beats ’n Eats– A Food + Music Event visit https://www.beatsneats.co/

Some people have called our show very cheesy, so we thought who better to have join us then Janet Fletcher the author of weekly blog, Planet Cheese, that is read by cheese enthusiasts internationally, is the cheese columnist for Specialty Food Association and The SOMM Journal magazines, and she is a member of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. Fletcher’s journalism has received three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award, and her food writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, SAVEUR Magazine, Fine Cooking, and Food & Wine. Janet will be on to talk about her latest book “Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California’s Sustainable Harvest” from Rizzoli New York. Celebrating the Golden State’s wine-growing regions, Wine Country Table features compelling stories and recipes that showcase the range of the state’s agricultural bounty and the seasonal spirit that continues to define the produce-driven and ethnically influenced essence of California wine country cooking. Beautifully photographed, the book offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries–including Cakebread Cellars, Domaine Carneros Winery, Handley Cellars, and Tablas Creek Vineyard, along with Lodi Farming (cherries), Hilltop & Canyon Farms (avocados and citrus), and Henderson Orchards (pears) to name a few–whose sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and wine-growing embraced throughout California. Janet also teaches cooking and cheese-appreciation classes around the country http://www.janetfletcher.com

Then coming in studio to talk about Philly’s hottest dining destination East Passyunk Avenue is Adam Leiter the Executive Director of East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) and Dominick Leuzzi the co-owner of Stogie Joe’s Tavern. He will talk about their Flavors on the Avenue Street Festival event held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Flavors will take over five blocks of East Passyunk from Broad to Dickinson. The street will be filled with tasty bites and seasonal sips from dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes. Philadelphia’s top chefs will fire up signature dishes and inventive small plates – putting their own twist on street food. Come for the food, but be prepared to stay for the day! On top of award-winning cuisine, experience all that East Passyunk has to offer with live entertainment, on-trend fashion, sidewalk sales, free family fun, crafters, art and much more! From the sweet to the savory, the casual to the fine dining, the American to the international, the Flavors media tasting tour has it all with selections from Bing Bing Dim Sum, Brigantessa, Cantina Los Caballitos, Fuel Healthy Kitchen, Mamma Maria Ristorante, Marra’s Philadelphia – Italiana Cucina, Noir Philadelphia, P’unk Burger, Redcrest Fried Chicken, Stogie Joe’s Tavern, and Ristorante Tre Scalini. Flavors has become one of Philadelphia’s tastiest spring festivals and block parties. Text your friends and tell them “Meet me on East Passyunk!”

Last, but certainly not least we are excited to have on Chef Paul Watterson of The Fanwood Grille. The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) within six months of opening won the award for having the Best Soup in New Jersey, according to The The Daily Meal food website. Well Last summer, Fanwood Grille established themselves as a destination for fans of authentic Maine lobster rolls, and now has a growing reputation for its foot-long hot dogs. The eatery serves home-cooked food made on-premises with fresh ingredients and a little flair. (This in addition to having a classic diner/luncheonette menu of breakfast, burgers, grilled cheese, salads, soups and granola made from scratch on premises.) Some customers believe the Chicken Noodle Soup is almost medicinal and call in advance to reserve it because it sells so quickly. Along with other classics like Lobster Bisque, creamy Butternut Squash, and the award-winning New England Clam Chowder, chef Paul Watterson has invented soups including Mango Chicken Habanero, Falafel Soup (vegan and gluten-free),Italian Hot Dog Soup, and Cream of Thanksgiving Soup. They all sound delicious and can’t wait to talk to them.

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 and a documentary film of his life by Ian Karr will be released Fall 2019. 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.

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 108

03-24-19 Small Bites Radio

03-24-19

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-107/

03-24-19

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-107/

D and L Coffee Service Inc. and Sysco Corporation Sysco Philadelphia CAKE from Syscoat 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, March 24th at 635pm EST with a great International foodie lineup.

It’s that time again with one of Philadelphia’s premier social calendar events of the year where it’s a who’s who of wining, dining, and dancing the night away for a great cause. That event is the American Red Cross Red Ball 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, March 30th from 7pm till midnight and we are thrilled to talk to Mary Ann Milner who is the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region Director. Red Ball benefits the Red Cross House, a center for disaster recovery in Philadelphia that provides hundreds of families with a place to stay, food, clothing and recovery services following a disaster like a home fire or flood. At Red Cross Red Ball 2019 there will be 30 restaurants including HipCityVeg, Bank & Bourbon, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Hugo’s Philly Bar & Chop House, Birdies Biscuits, Dim Sum House, Distrito – Philly, London Grill, El Camino Real Philadelphia, Insomnia Cookies, Moonshinephilly, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard and Masala Kitchen : Kati Rolls & Platters to just to name a few, plus their popular dessert lounge and beverage options include top notch spirits like Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Philadelphia Distillery and Naked Grouse, plus microbrews like Yards Brewing Co.., Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant and more. Red Ball’s VIP lounge will feature jazz from Philadelphia’s own Gerald Veasley Unscripted, plus exclusive cuisine from 33rd Street Hospitality, Devon Seafood Grill Philadelphia and Cakes and Candies by Maryellen. The Main Event of the night includes two dance bands from Cto Artists to keep you moving all night long. For more information or to purchase tickets go to http://www.redcross.org/redballphilly

We couldn’t be happier to welcome in studio again award winning public relations specialist Kory Aversa owner of Aversa PR & Events who is one of Philadelphia — visitphilly.com and Baltimore, Maryland area most respected, successful, innovative, client focused, and media placement professional marketing organization.He will talk about some of the his organizations clients upcoming events, openings, and happenings. He will also be bringing some food from one of Old City District newest and hippest dining destination Makhani Modern Indian. Makhani pronounced (Ma-Kha-Ni) which means “with butter”. Makhani specializes in North Indian curries that usually have thick, moderately spice and creamy gravies and the use of dried fruits and nuts is fairly common even in everyday foods. Dairy products like milk, cream, cottage cheese, ghee (clarified butter) and yogurt play an important role in the cooking of both savory and sweet dishes. They make these available at all times of the year for their beloved exotic food lovers.

Certain foods are just staples of what you have to have. The local owned and operated Botto’s Italian Sausage is one of those foods that everyone knows and loves when it comes to a great quality sausage. Did you know that they also run Botto’s Italian Marketas well as Botto’s Italian Line Restaurant? Well after an extremely successful cooking competition debut at Uptown Beer Garden Culinary Fight Club and an impressive outing at Philadelphia Burger Brawl at Xfinity Live, we welcome Executive Chef Enrico Botto who has been dazzling diners with his delicious creations at Botto’s Italian Line Restaurant and wants to create something special for his guests so their dining experience can truly be savored. Botto’s Italian Line Restaurant offers the finest Italian specialties that have been named best of Gloucester County and an OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award many times with a taste of authentic Italian and contemporary cuisine. It is a white-tablecloth eatery at heart featuring an elegant yet casual family dining experience, but they also offer the Kings Palace Banquet Room for special events as well as Botto’s Lounge that offers their full menu as well as specialty appetizers, sandwiches, wines, spirits, and also serves as a lively nightspot with live music and entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Over in Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation district there is new concept that is all the rage and everyone is talking about. The place providing this unique experience is Chubby Cattle. We will welcome the Assistant Manager of Chubby CattleWie to talk about being a reformer of the traditional Mongolia cuisine. Chubby Cattle is the first restaurant in the world providing refrigerated conveyer belt based hotpot with the finest traditional hotpot from Asia. The goal with this innovation is to provide their customers with the healthiest way to enjoy their fresh platters. The Chinese hot pot, sometimes referred to as “Chinese fondue” consists of a simmering metal pot filled with a delicious broth. The broth is set in the center of a delectable assortment of uncooked sides, raw meat (thinly sliced), seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, and their well-known handmade noodles. Pick your sides of choice and let them sizzle until they are cooked to your liking. Complement your meal with the Chubby Cattle signature dipping sauces, or add some spice with their renowned hot sauces. Chubby Cattle provides a unique dining experience with comfortable seating and controlled temperature for an enjoyable hot pot experience in any weather and their broth and ingredients are modified for seasonality.

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.

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.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-107/

Robert’s Steakhouse – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Atlantic City, NJ

Robert’s Steakhouse – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Atlantic City, NJ

A few years ago, it may have seemed that Atlantic City was down, but they certainly were never out. Well with the Hard Rock converting the former Trump Taj Mahal into a beautiful and fun destination to visit, they also have a winning combination of a delicious meal with Robert’s Steakhouse returning. This was my first time to Robert’s and I must say I was thoroughly impressed. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding from Chef Will Savarese and his team. Summer is heating up soon, and so will the appetites of visitor to the Jersey Shore. Well this is a decent option that I will certainly visit again. This is what I had: Ahi Tuna with a marinated avacoda that was really good, Ribeye cooked to perfection topped with Sautéed Crabmeat with Béarnaise and Grilled Shrimp, and sides Potato au Gratin with Bacon, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, and Mac and Cheese.

03-10-19 Small Bites Radio

03-10-19

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-106/

03-10-19

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-106/

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, March 10th at 635pm EST with a great lineup.

HOT off her record breaking appearance on Chef Gordon Ramsay‘s Hell’s Kitchen Season 18, we are thrilled to welcome Chef Mia Castro. Chef Mia N. Castro‘s background with food and cooking roots go back to growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Discover Puerto Rico helping her grandmother cook delicious meals everyday with ingredients they harvested themselves. Chef Mia then trained at The Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed for established Chefs including Wolfgang PuckThomas Keller, and José Andrés and is now a private chef in Visit Miami and New York, New York. Like many young women in the restaurant industry have experienced, Mia was often called “cocky” or “arrogant” for expressing confidence in her abilities. Only 28 years old at start of filming Hell’s Kitchen and a mere 5 feet tall, Chef Mia was frequently called “Munchkin” and dismissed as a serious threat by her competitors, but showing them all wrong, she won more challenges than any other competitor in Hell’s Kitchen history. Chef Mia has also appeared on Food NetworkChopped where she made it to the final round before barely being defeated by Executive Chef Royden Ellamar of Sensi restaurant at Bellagio Las Vegas Visit Las Vegas. We can’t wait!

To celebrate National Cheesesteak DAY! on March 24th a partnership of famed Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks and Philly’s own Hank’s Beverage Company Gourmet Root Beer and we will talk to Tony Salvatore who is Co-Founder, partner, and Chief Customer Officer for Genuine Hanks Beverages about this collaboration. Campo’s Deli and Hank’s Gourmet Beverages are making March a month-long party for cheesesteak lovers. They have joined forces, and their beloved culinary inventions, to create the first authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich crafted with a sweet and spicy rub and marinade made with critically-acclaimed Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer and its secret Philadelphia formula called Hank’s RBM Cheesesteak. This limited-edition delectable will feature tender, thin-sliced ribeye steak grilled after an application of Hank’s Secret Root Beer Spice Rub, drawn from Hank’s own classic, 100-year-old Philadelphia recipe, and a 24-hour “float” in a special marinade made with Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer. This mouth-watering steak will be topped with a choice of the classic Cheese Whiz, or Swiss, American, Jalapeno Cheddar or Sharp Provolone Cheese and other toppings, including Grilled Onions, Mushrooms, Peppers hot and sweet, and many more. It’s all comes served up in a plain or seeded Italian roll, made fresh by local bakers. The special limited-edition cheesesteak sandwich will be available now the through the end of March at Campo’s landmark Old City location at 214 Market Street. Campo’s also operates outlets at Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park. Throughout the month, Campo’s will offer the tasty Hank’s RBM Cheesesteak, paired together with a bottle of Hank’s Root Beer (or one of their other delectable flavors, including Wishniak Black Cherry, Vanilla Cream, Birch Beer and Orange Cream) for a discounted package price of. $9.75 – a healthy $3.00 savings. Don’t live in or around Philadelphia? Don’t worry, Hank’s is widening its Cheesesteak Day celebration across the country with a nationwide poster campaign spotlighting this national holiday at other cheesesteak and specialty sandwich chains that carry its brands. Under the headline, “Two Brothers from the City of Brotherly Love,” the posters suggest consumers enjoy a cheesesteak and Hank’s Root Beer to mark March 24, National Cheesesteak Day. In Greater Philadelphia, this includes Dalessandro’s SteaksChubbys SteaksWit or Witout CheesesteaksHoagie Xpress and The American Pub Philadelphia. Multi-location Cheesesteak chains participating across the nation include Big Tony’s West Philly Cheesesteaks of DeSoto in Texas, Connecticut’s Blue Cactus Grill, Philly Grill located throughout Florida and New England, as well as the growing Philly’s Best chain that’s spread across southern California, a true cheesesteak hotbed.

Staying in Philadelphia, we are happy to be joined by Mike and Lisa Spinelli Lorenzo who are the owners of Lorenzo’s CAFE Espresso Ristorante Italiano who have been voted the #1 restaurant in Tacony, Pennsylvaniaarea and have also won an award from Yelp three years in a row for being a FIVE-STAR rating on the site. Lorenzo’s Cafe Espresso & Ristorante Italianoare a cozy BYOB family run business well known for having some of the best meatballs around the area along with traditional Italian dishes all made fresh on the spot. If you take a peek inside the kitchen, you will see that they serve only the freshest ingredients to their customers as they are one of the few establishments with no freezers or microwaves for the chef to use. That’s right – made fresh and made to order – every single time. To top it all off, Lisa is also a psychic medium that does readings to help people heal from grieving, does private readings, group readings, and they even have event nights at the restaurant where you can have dinner and then a reading. I would say we can’t wait, but Lisa already read my mind!

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” Martlingof 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. Also a special joke from Derek Timm Jr.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-106/

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-106/