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04-10-22 Small Bites Radio

04-10-22 Small Bites Radio

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents Small Bites Radio the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia” and #1 listed “Food Radio show South Jersey”. Small Bites on Wildfire Radio returns this Sunday, April 10th at 635pm EST with a fantastic lineup! #SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of the Top 35 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020, 2021, and 2022 as well as being named #18 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Influencer in 2021 and 2022.

We are thrilled to welcome “America’s Favorite TV Chef”, QVC mainstay, Pennsylvania native and best-selling author Eric Theiss to talk about the launch of his new book, Lovin’ Your Air Fryer: 110 Fast & Easy Recipes for Mornin’ to Late Night Munchin’ from Post Hill Press. Seen regularly as the Copper Chef Eric’s love for cooking, teaching and “culinary inventing” is as approachable as his energetic personality. His straightforward, no-nonsense approach to cooking has helped millions of people be successful in the kitchen with fresh ideas on food that range from everyday meals to comfort-food creations and special occasion masterpieces. With nearly 1,000,000 cookbooks sold, Eric is excited to launch Lovin’ Your Air Fryer, a new series of books that will surpass readers and get them asking, “You can make THAT in an air fryer?”

Then we’ll chat with Jon Henderson the Executive Producer of Good Time Tricycle Productions. He will discuss an inaugural event that Bourre_ac Bourré is kicking off to celebrate the warm weather by hosting the Chili Knockout & Spicy Food Fest at The Orange Loop outdoor arena OLA on S. New York Avenue on Saturday, May 21 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The event is presented by Good Time Tricycle-famous for its The Downbeach Seafood Festival and The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festivals. This newest Fest is dedicated to exploring all things flavorful, hot, and spicy. The interactive chili cook off will feature 20 plus regional restaurants competing for the best chili recipe at the Jersey shore awarded by festival attendees. Restaurants will also offer a variety of five-alarm dishes, a Hot Sauce and Artists’ Village, a pepper eating contest, signature cocktails, local brews to wash it all down, and much more including live music, professional fire breathers and local artists. There will be a $5,000 Winner-Take-All Cash Prize available to the restaurant with the most votes. First prize takes home $2,500, while the additional $2,500 will be donated to the charity of the winner’s choice. Sounds like a great time to Do Atlantic City.

Last but not least we’ll be joined by 2022 Philly Chef Conference hosted by Drexel University – Food and Hospitality Management #Chef participant Suzanne Barr, Chef and author of ‘My Ackee Tree: A Chef’s Memoir of Finding Home in the Kitchen’ from Penguin Random House Canada. Suzanne Barr is one of Canada’s most respected chefs with a flair for fresh comfort food and a passion for local community, food security, and advocacy for BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ communities. She was the owner of the popular restaurant Saturday Dinette, head chef of True True Diner, and is the founder of the Dinettes Program, which trains young, marginalized women in the kitchen. My Ackee Tree tells the story of a woman who is always on the move, always seeking; who battles the stereotypes of being a Black female cook to become a culinary star in an industry beset by dated practices and landlords with too much power. From the ackee tree in front of her childhood home, through New York City, Atlanta, Hawaii, the Hamptons, and France, Suzanne takes us on her unpredictable journey, and at every turn, she finds light and comfort in the kitchen. At the 2022 Philly Chef Conference she is joined by other industry professionals such as Brett Anderson, Erik Bruner-Yang, Louisa Chu, Daniel Giusti, Jeff Gordinier, Rachel Gurjar, Jenn Harris, Joseph Hernandez, Shanika Y. Hillocks, Aaron Hutcherson, Eric Kim, Simon Kim, Kat Kinsman, Omar Mamoon, Helen Rosner, Kevin Sintumuang, Audarshia Townsend, Stephanie Willis, and many others. The conference is an annual event designed to convene the regional food community and to showcase the latest food and beverage ideas and techniques through educational lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations. It brings together the best chefs, food producers and personalities and links established food and hospitality professionals with aspiring students and young industry professionals at Drexel University.

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from author, Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized blogger John Howard-Fusco for foodie news of the week, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist and has 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 observation of the week, highly acclaimed and respected Vegan Chef Christina Martin will delight with her ‘Healthy Bite’ of week giving nourishing and wholesome advice, and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame. 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, Pandora, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world.

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2016 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

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(The following is a special series on Bluejeanfoodcritic.com written by guest contributing writer William Knowles. He highlights his passions of of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been a while. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)

2016 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

Three years in a row! I again was able to attend the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. Like the prior versions, the 2016 event had three sessions spread out over two days, Friday, April 8th and Saturday the 9th. Again held at the Atlantic City Convention Center, this was the 11th annual event, and is a runner up for the top beer festival in the country. All three of the sessions were sold out, and Jon Henderson and his team outdid themselves once again.

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Over 140 total breweries were in attendance, with many returning from years past – Anchor Brewery, the Cape May Brewing Company, Coney Island Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Harpoon Brewery, Magic Hat, Troegs Craft Brewery, Yards Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Company, Flying Fish Brewing Co., Redd’s, 21st Amendment Brewery, Big Muddy Brewing, Horny Goat Brewing Co., Shiner Bock, Firestone Walker, and Captain Lawrence. Two new favorites of mine were there with fantastic ginger beer – Hollows & Fentimans, and Barritt’s.

There were again numerous options for food: Phillips’ Seafood House provided crab cake sandwiches, Philadelphia favorite Chickie’s and Pete’s with crab fries, and Tony Baloney’s Pizza and Subs was on hand again with their famous “mustache mobile”. The Continental, Stephen Starr’s submission to the festival, provided great cheesesteak egg rolls.

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Once again, live music proved a big part of the festivities – Dashboard Confessional, Manchester Orchestra and Reel Big Fish were this year’s main attractions. The event organizers again did a great job in their attempts to place firm emphasis on fun no matter where you were throughout the day. A regulation size football goalpost was mounted in one wing of the hall, allowing amateur participants as well as NFL hopefuls to take a shot at a field goal. A mini go-kart race track was again a hit, and new this year – the “silent disco” (where dancers hit the floor with headphones on, not allowing an outsider to hear what they were dancing to). The “Batmobile” also made an appearance, promoting another upcoming comic book event at the convention center…

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I hope to be there again in 2017 for the 12th annual event. As I have said before, I urge any beer lover who has not made their way to AC in the past to join me! See you yet again later this week “around town”…

10th Annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

(The following is a special series on Bluejeanfoodcritic.com written by guest contributing writer William Knowles. He highlights his passions of of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been a while. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)

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For the second straight year, I had the good fortune of being able to attend the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival.  The 2015 event had three sessions spread out over two days, Friday, March 20th and Saturday the 21st.  Held once again at the massive Atlantic City Convention Center, the 10th annual such gathering lived up to the hype that has lead several beer experts and publications to list this as one of the top 10 beer festivals in the nation.

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All three of the sessions were sold out, with main event promoter Jon Henderson and his team informing us that this year’s event attracted even more than last’s.  I personally was even more impressed by this year’s spread of vendors, as I thought last year’s could not be topped…

Over 100 total breweries were in attendance, some well known like Anchor Brewery, the Cape May Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Harpoon Brewery, Magic Hat, Troegs Craft Brewery, Yards Brewing Co., Shiner Beers, Downingtown, PA’s Victory Brewing Company, and the Somerdale, NJ based Flying Fish Brewing Co. (whom I previously visited and told you about in my travels “around town”). National and world renowned favorites Samuel Adams and Guinness were present once again.  And some lesser known brewers who once again plied their craft were the 3 Beards Beer Co., 21st Amendment Brewery, Big Muddy Brewing, Horny Goat Brewing Co., Finch’s Beer Co., New Jersey Beer Co., and the Prism Brewing Company.  Some local, some national, all enthusiastic to be there and all serving a great product…

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There were again numerous options for food: Phillips’ Seafood House provided crab cake sandwiches; Philadelphia favorite Chickie’s and Pete’s were on hand with their “famous crab fries”.  Local AC favorite Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House was one of the most popular stops, with their homemade chili an obvious hit.  Tony Baloney’s Pizza and Subs was on hand again, with their famous “mustache mobile” driven onto the premises…

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Once again, live music proved a big part of the affairs; such headliners as Taking Back Sunday, Lucero and Everclear participated in the various sessions.  Additionally, the event organizers again did a great job in their attempts to place firm emphasis on fun no matter where you were throughout the day.  A regulation size football goalpost was mounted in one wing of the hall, allowing amateur participants as well as NFL hopefuls to take a shot at a field goal.  A mini go-kart race track was set up for those who aspire to a life in racing, and a section was even cornered off with yoga mats.  The most popular recreations were a beer pong tournament, and the mechanical bull…which many seem that they feel they can conquer, with some very mixed results!

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Most encouraging about this year’s event was how it seemed to rejuvenate the city itself after what has been a very difficult year economically.  Spending the whole weekend in town, I had not seen the city have such a buzz and excitement about it in a very long time, and many of the local workers and residents seem to attribute it to this festival.  Here is to hoping AC can rebound from its recent woes by staging more events such as this that drives traffic into the city.  All will benefit from such fun and interactive happenings…

Needless to say, I am already looking forward to attending next year’s event, and I again urge any beer lover who has not made their way to AC in the past to join me, as it is quite a sight to see.  I will see you at the next beer fest, and elsewhere “around town”…