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12-02-18 Small Bites Radio


The #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites on Wildfire Radio returns for their last show of 2018 and we are in the holiday spirit.

The show will begin with a holiday song from country music icon Martina McBride who has sold over 14 million albums and has released a new holiday album called “It’s The Holiday Season” from Broken Bow Records. She will then join us on air to talk about her new cookbook “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” from Oxmoor House Books Time Inc. Books. In this gorgeously photographed cookbook, readers will find more than 100 simple and satisfying recipes filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients and down-home flavor. Martina encourages cooking “outside the lines” and shows you how to make cooking fun with creative “ad-lib” tips for recipe riffs you might consider.

Then keeping us jolly in Philadelphia we are thrilled to welcome Tobias Fischer of German American Marketing, Inc. and he is the PR & Social Media Manager for Christmas Village in Philadelphia and Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. To join him is Charisse McGill, Owner/Producer of Lokal Artisan Foods Group, LLC who is debuting at Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market with her French Toast Bites stand. Through Christmas Eve, Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park for the month into an authentic open-air German Christmas market, with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music, children’s activities, and photos with Santa presented by ACME Markets. Shoppers will find high-quality international and local gifts along with beautiful decorations and are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free as always, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Instagram and Twitter, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting Across the street at Dilworth Park until Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market sponsored by B101 Philly MORE FM. More than 50 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and special holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhuter Sterne Stars. In contrast to the authentic German Christmas Village with international vendors, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market offers a wide variety of arts and crafts from local vendors from the greater Philadelphia area. With such a wide selection, visitors will be sure to find the perfect gift for their loved ones and themselves, like fashionable jewelry and clothes, unique decoration items and so much more. At the same time, a wide choice of locally-made sweets and foods will be available for visitors’ enjoyment, as well as the beautiful Wintergarden presented by TD Bank with an extended seating area, the ice skating at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Ice Rink and the Rothman Cabin, all conveniently located in Dilworth Park. Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the vibrant holiday atmosphere and shop local to find unique gifts for your family and friends!

To finish our holiday show off with the perfect stocking stuffers, we welcome back Irene At Spotlight Levy Baker, who is also author of 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die and owner of Spotlight Public Relations who now brings us her new book Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia published by Reedy Press. If you’re hungry for a good meal and a delicious story, Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia is here to serve you. The newly-published book includes the sweet and spicy stories behind 90 of the Philadelphia area’s most fascinating restaurants. Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia is available online at for $20.95 plus tax and shipping, as well as on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble and in independent bookstores. Updates can be found at Facebook & Instagram: @100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia and Twitter: @100Philly.

Last, but certainly not least we are excited to welcome in studio Amaris Pollock a Philly area restaurant and dining influencer and regular contributor for Philly’s #1 food blog Philly Grub.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

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 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 PublishingThe History Press is now available to buy, 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, 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 Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Langeavailable to order on Our blog hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

Also Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of wishes everyone a very happy holiday season and a great new year 2019!

Nashville Nibbles 2018

Nashville is a fun town with great eats. Below are some of the tasty treats I had while there.

Husk – Nashville, TN


This is what I had: A plate of Dakota Farms ham that was amazing with cheddar biscuits and pickles, a new spin on shrimp and grits which is the bubbly picture that was very yummy, Red Pepper Kentuckyaki Glazed Pork Belly, soft roll, red onion, pickled carrot, smoked Duke’s, Grilled North Carolina Catfish, Delta Belle Rice, Napa cabbage, peach mostarda, shiso, peaches and ricotta with sour pine honey and fennel, and brown butter soft serve with B.B. caramel, smoked cocoa nib and embered pecan panforte. This is James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock’s restaurant and for sure a gem in Nashville.


Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – 500 Church St – Nashville, TN

Oh boy, Southern Fried Chicken with green beans, mashed potato and hot cake. The chicken was AWESOME!!!


The Farm House Restaurant and Bar – Nashville, TN


Had the BBQ’d Pulled pork sandwich with pimento cheese, bbq sauce, shaved onion, and pickle on sourdough with fried potatoes and homemade ketchup.


Jamaicaway Restaurant – Famers Market – Nashville, TN

Jerk Chicken with rice and peas, cabbage, and fried plantains. Wow was this delicious! They were featured on Season 10 of Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives


BB King’s Blues Club – Nashville, TN
Full rack of ribs with dry rub, fries, coleslaw, and roll.
417 Union – Nashville, TN
Really cool spot and décor is top notch. Had Anthony’s Favorite which is two eggs, house potatoes, bacon, and country sausage with biscuit and gravy.
Dick’s Last Resort – Nashville, TN
Funny staff and this was my 5 year old son’s favorite place to dine with the sarcastic service. I had the Chicky Fry’D Chicky which is fried chicken breast smothered in jalapeno gravy and served with mashed potatoes and seasoned green beans.
Mike’s Ice Cream and Coffee Bar – Nashville, TN
Wow, this had to be one of the tastiest milkshakes I have had in a long time. We need to get this in Philly ASAP. Pralines and Cream was a treat!
Goo Goo Shop – Goo Goo Cluster – Nashville, TN
This really was a surprise. I wasn’t expecting anything, but this was one of the better candy’s I have had in a long time. I don’t know why this isn’t everywhere to be able to buy. They are on Amazon so that is a plus for whenever I want another one.