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03-24-19 Small Bites Radio



D and L Coffee Service Inc. and Sysco Corporation Sysco Philadelphia CAKE from Syscoat 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, 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

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 — 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 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.

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.

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Revolution Taco


(The following is a special series on 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”)


Last week marked the official grand opening of Revolution Taco, a new eatery at 2015 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, in the shadow of Rittenhouse Square.  Our friends at Aversa PR & Events invited us along for a sampling of the unique offerings that the eatery will have in store.

Specializing in tacos, empanadas and burritos, the restaurant is the result of a partnership between three food truck entrepreneurs uniting their product and brands.  Mike Sultan, operator of Street Food Philly;  Alan Krawitz, who runs Say Cheese; and Carolyn Nguyen, proprietor of Taco Mondo, all share in the creation of Revolution Taco.  The offerings were impressive, and there is much to choose from the menu.  The beef, brisket and chicken tacos were delicious.  For vegetarians, there are mushroom and tofu tacos; as well as roast duck.  The empanada we sampled was out of this world…the chips and guac fresh with flavor.


The food truck industry has seen a surge in recent years, particularly in our area.  The success that led to the formation of Revolution Taco comes on the heels of this boom, and it’s interesting to see those with different visions unite their talents.  It’s also refreshing to see more and more smaller eateries opening, and thriving, in the city.  Competition with chain restaurants and their popularity can be a difficult thing to encounter, but most will find the quality at a local neighborhood joint to be above those of said chains.  If you presently frequent a well known taco or Mexican theme restaurant, you may find this new option to be superior to them, in many ways…


Revolution Taco celebrated its grand opening this week, and you should visit soon to enjoy a nice atmosphere and great food. Happy New Year, and see you around town…

Philadelphia Christmas Village


(The following is a special series on 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”)


The Christmas Village, located in Love Park at JFK Plaza in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, has become as much a part holiday tradition in the town as the famed light show at Macy’s (formerly Wanamaker’s).  Modeling itself after German open market style villages, it serves as a destination for families, shoppers, tourists and passerby who will immediately feel the holiday spirit.

There is much to see, with over 60 wooden booths serving food, drink, gifts and novelties.  Pick up a delicious strudel at Helmut’s, authentic from Austria.  Or homemade chocolate from John & Kira’s.  Buy genuine hand crafted ornaments and objects from Kathe Wohlfahrt.  Take your picture with the giant Christmas tree in the park fountain, or with Santa himself.


The German Society of Philadelphia has done a wonderful job of creating an atmosphere that truly makes you feel you are transported to Christmastime in Europe.  Kory Aversa of Aversa PR & Events, a friend to and Around Town, took us on a tour of the village and provided samples of many of the food offerings.  Kory and his team handle the marketing and advertising for many events in the region, with the Village being their crowning jewel for the year…


Check out the Christmas Village between now and December 27th for great food and drink, unique gift ideas and seasonal cheer.  Happy Holidays to everyone “around town”…