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04-14-19 Small Bites Radio


Small Bites – Episode 108


Small Bites – Episode 108

D and L Coffee Service Inc. and Sysco Corporation Sysco Philadelphia CAKE from Sysco at to get $750 off activation costs present the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of 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

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

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

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Small Bites – Episode 108

03-19-17 Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of



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Sunday, March 19th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of on Wildfire Radio is back and bigger and better than the #Blizzardof2017 😉 This week we are pleased to welcome Stacy Lyn Harris one of the stars of The Sporting Chef on The Sportsman Channel. Her latest cookbook “Harvest Cookbook: Cook Fresh Food Every Day of the Year” from Bookmasters Gray Forest Publishing, will be available March 31st, and you can pre-order it on You have also seen her in many publications such as Southern Living, Glamour, Healthy Living Magazine, and PARADE Magazine.


Supporting a great cause with an amazing event, we also will have on Robin Morris. She is the Executive Director of the Garces Foundation and she will be on talking about Garces Foundation 2017 Benefit at Loews Philadelphia Hotel where you can support this great cause with “Small Bites” very own Actor John DiRenzo attending this event. WHEN:

Friday, March 24 from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

VIP Preview 6:30-7:30, VIP After Party 10:30-12:00 p.m.

(All the event details at the bottom of the message)


Also joining us is Robin Swan Shreeves. Robin is an independent journalist, the wine columnist for Courier-Post newspaper, co-author of The One Year Women in Christian History Devotional from Tyndale House Publishers, and she is the food & drink writer fir Mother Nature Network.


Then to have us think of warm things and to Visit New Jersey for the Jersey Shore season will be Chef Mia F Chiarella the owner of Mia Mia Raw Bar and Ristorante giving you to Visit South Jersey shore town of Wildwoods, New Jersey. Mia “FitChef” Chiarella has appeared on ABC Television Network’s The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson as well appearing on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen She was recently spotlighted in The Press of Atlantic City by Scott Cronick. Read the article here:…/article_2793e440-4558-…


STILL NOT ENOUGH YOU SAY!!!! 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 new book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press will be available April 3rd, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen finalist and was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light with her tip of the week, and joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie Martling is releasing his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange and is available to pre-order on . Fat Jack’s BBQ and hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes.

We at Small Bites Radio are also thrilled to announce that the sports reporter icon from CSN Philly Leslie Gudel who has joined Crossing Broad as a reporter on the Philadelphia Phillies with her first piece about Howie Kendrick. Leslie Gudel will be following our show on with her first episode Sunday, April 2nd, with show called “Inside Corner” live at 8pm at Paddy Whacks Pub – South Street joined by Sportsradio WIP host Glen Macnow talking all things MLB and Philadelphia Phillies. Glen is already a member of the team as he has another successful show called Bar Talk with Glen Macnow & Joe Sixpack Don Russell and Don is the owner of the recently relaunced Philly Weekly. They are joining another recent addition of Ron Burke and Jason Ashworth on the entertaining “Any Given SportsDay” and their first guest was Philadelphia Eagles alum Randall Cunningham. This to go along with Big Daddy Graham, Ava Graham, Darnell Hicks, Gervase Peterson, and many many other great talents, is the place to go for all your entertainment needs.


Garces event


Think Local, Give Local: An Evening Benefiting the Garces Foundation



Garces Foundation presents Think Local, Give Local with tastings from the area’s brightest chefs and a food themed silent auction to benefit the lives of Philadelphia’s immigrant community.



Chef Jose Garces has handpicked a group of local chefs to deliver an unforgettable epicurean experience, highlighting Philadelphia’s unique culinary talent. Throughout the evening guests will enjoy cocktails made with local spirits, local beer, locally created décor elements and more. Entertainment will be provided by American Deluxe, Flamenco troupe De Luna a Lunares. Denise Fike will provide complimentary fashion illustrations of each guest. Guests will also enjoy a Tito’s Vodka Lounge. Petals Lane will provide décor.



Friday, March 24 from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

VIP Preview 6:30-7:30, VIP After Party 10:30-12:00 p.m.



Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia



A Mano, Townsend Wentz

Abe Fisher, Yehuda Sichel

Aldine, George Sabatino

Alma de Cuba, Douglas Rodriguez

Baba’s Brew, Olga Sorzano

Bank and Bourbon, Thomas Harkins

Bing Bing Dim Sum, Ben Puchowitz

Bistrot La Minette, Peter Woolsey

Blackfish, Chip Roman

Brauhaus Schmitz, Jeremy Nolen

Capofitto and Capogiro, Stephanie and John Reitano

Cheu Noodle Bar, Ben Puchowitz

DiBruno Bros., Emilio Mignucci

Ela, Jason Cichonski

Fork, John Patterson

Gilda’s Biscotti, Gilda Doganiero

High Street on Market, Ellen Yin

Hungry Pigeon, Pat O’Malley

Kanella, Konstantinos Pitsillides

Kensington Quarters, Damon Menapace

La Calaca Feliz, Tim Spinner

Lacroix, Jon Cichon

Le Cheri, Pierre Calmels

The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe, Jessica Nolen

Mission Taqueria, Andrew Sabin

Spread Bagelry, Larry Rosenblum

Subarashii Kudamono Gourmet Asian Pears, Holly Harter

Townsend, Townsend Wentz

Vedge, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby

Vernick Food & Drink, Greg Vernick

Vetri Family of Restaurants

Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Andy Weckerly

Whetstone Tavern, Jeremy Nolen

Zeppoli, Joey Baldino


Stations from Garces restaurants including: 24, Amada, Bar Volver, Distrito, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Volver


Guests will enjoy drinks from Tito’s Vodka, Patron, Beam Suntory, Yards, Brooklyn Brewing and Estrella, Bluecoat Gin, Coca-Cola and wine from Winebow.



General Admission – $150

Early Admission – $200

VIP Admission – $250 receive exclusive access to the after party on the 33rdfloor and a preview tasting.


Cocktail attire.



In 2012, the Garces Foundation was founded to support Philadelphia’s immigrant community, particularly employees of Philadelphia’s hospitality industry and their families. The foundation raises funds to provide this community with medical, educational and nutritional programming. The goal is to help Philadelphia’s immigrants take advantage of these resources so that they may actively contribute their talents to making this city truly world-class.


The foundation currently runs three of its own programs that improve the health, language, cultural skills, and nutrition of this community. The first is a quarterly Community Health Day where uninsured patients can receive free dental care, physicals, and medical screenings. The second is an applied learning English as a second language class for restaurant workers, English for the Restaurant and Everyday Living, which aims to narrow the language and cultural gap in the workplace and beyond. Last, the foundation hosts summer Luna Farm Field Trips to the Garces family farm, where children grow and harvest fruits and vegetables, cook their own healthy lunch from the produce they harvest, and practice fun ways to exercise.