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01-06-19 Small Bites Radio


D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of on Wildfire Radio as we return on Sunday, January 6th at 635pm EST for our first show of 2019 and welcome new co-host Donato Marino.

The Small Bites crew was thrilled to be a part of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back Studio Ramsay production that will air on Wednesday, January 9th at 8pm EST on FOX 29 and you will be able to see us and our thoughts during the episode. We welcome this Sunday on Small Bites, Melanie Tatasciore the owner of Shanty on 19th near the The Great Allentown Fair to talk about the experience as Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Hell On Wheels’ traveled to the Shanty on 19th, an iconic restaurant living in the heart Allentown, Pennsylvania Civic Theatre of Allentown district for over forty years. After intense investigation and surveillance, Chef Ramsay and his team discover that feuds between the restaurant’s owner and staff have taken a toll not only on the restaurant’s business, but on the personal lives of everyone involved. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours. As the clock ticks down and Ramsay and his team transform this restaurant with a spectacular renovation, a fresh new menu and hope for the future in the all-new “Shanty on 19th” episode of GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK airing Wednesday, Jan. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX 29

Closer to home we welcome Chef William Beck the owner of Beck’s Cajun Cafe at Reading Terminal Market famous for their cheesesteak and Cajun mashup sandwich called the Train Wreck. Beck’s Cajun Café brings A Taste of N’Awlins in PHILLY. Nowhere else in Philadelphia will you find the exotic, flavorful and spicy Cajun/Creole favorites you love, passionately prepared by Chef Bill Beck with authentic ingredients shipped direct from The Big Easy. Chef Beck was twice showcased as a guest chef at Manhattan’s world-famous James Beard Foundation House. He has also participated in numerous TV shows. Whether you’re craving crawfish or po boys, beignets or cornbread, Beck’s Cajun Cafe has all the traditional foods you love, plus creative menu items inspired by the rich culture, people, and history of New Orleans. Get ready to “Let the Good Times Roll” – or as they say in N’awlins, “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler” – with Beck’s Cajun Café atReading Terminal Market or at Amtrak30th Street Station.

Escape the ordinary at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. To talk more about this amazing vacation destination we will talk to Rachel Dinbokowitz the Public Relations Manager Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Standing on the shores of the Potomac River, their stylish resort offers convenient access to many of Maryland’s most beloved attractions, including the National Harbor area, Air Force One ExperienceThe Capital Wheeland MGM National Harbor. There also are plenty of things to explore right under the roof of their hotel. From the 19-story glass atrium overlooking the river and full-service spa to their seven distinct restaurants, you can experience it all. Their signature attraction ICE! comes to life during the winter season. Cap off your night at Pose Lounge & Nightclub, their rooftop bar with stunning views of National Harbor. Afterwards, unwind in their spacious rooms and suites furnished with comfortable beds, flat-panel Smart TVs and mini-refrigerators. They house 94 event rooms for conferences, business meetings and wedding receptions. Whatever the reason for your trip to Visit Washington DC area, allow Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center to make it one you won’t soon forget.

Last but certainly not least, to start 2019 off with a few laughs and put a smile on your face, we figured who better to join us then Johnny Brennan who is an actor, film writer, voice actor well known for multiple characters in the Emmys / Television Academy-nominated animated series Family Guy, and the creator of the wildly hilarious and iconic comedy series The Jerky Boys. After a an extremely successful live show in December, Johnny will be doing more live shows and the best news of all is that after 25 years of waiting, a BRAND NEW Jerky Boys album will be available for purchase soon. In the meantime be sure to get all your Jerky Boys merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs, autographed copies of movies, and you can even get a personal roast or audio message sent to you or a friend which is the perfect gift from The Jerky Boys at

Small Bites Radio correspondent ActorJohn DiRenzo with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and our resident Vegan Chef Christina Martin will both be back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

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 Timesrecognized 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 available, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist, appeared on Season 17 of FOXHell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Lightwill 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 Showfame and his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Pressis 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 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 as well as on PhillyBite Magazine Indie Philly Radio beginning this Monday and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunesand Player FM.

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.

Happy Holidays in Alexandria, VA and National Harbor, MD

Alexandria, VA and National Harbor, MD

The holiday season is in full effect and if you are looking for a nice mixture of history, shopping, adult fun, family fun, and delicious eats, then the area of Alexandria, VA and National Harbor MD is a great destination. You can start things off in Alexandria, VA with many different historical places and things to see and explore. A good mid-priced place to stay a little off the main tourist area is Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria. It is only about a 10-15 minute walk to all the hot spots on King Street and the Marina area, but if you don’t feel like walking, they do offer a complimentary shuttle back and forth.

To get even more into the holiday spirit you just cross the bridge into National Harbor, MD and stay at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. They offer an array of holiday packages to suit every need from budget to luxurious or even family friendly. The resort has everything and anything you could want or desire while there with multiple restaurants, stores, spa, pool, arcades, activities, and shows. The main attractions are ICE At Gaylord National Resort where they bring in the famous Harbin, China ice sculptors to build a cartoon land to walk through, the world famous Cirque du Soleil team puts on a holiday team show Cirque Dreams Unwrapped, and the Christmas Wish extravaganza in their amazing atrium where they make it snow every night during the holiday season with a laser light show. Gaylord National is a city within itself. Outside around the National Harbor there is the Capital Wheel for an amazing view of the surrounding area, many great shops and restaurants, and a water taxi to get around the waterfront.

While visiting a few places that I highly recommend to eat at are below as I really enjoyed these spots and you just might as well.  The highlight was an amazing meal at Thanida Thai.

Thanida Thai – Alexandria, VA

Kanom Jeeb, Tod Mun, Tom Yum soup with shrimp, Pad See-ew with pork, Fried Ice Cream that they light on fire

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque – Alexandria, VA

3 Meat Plate with Huney Muney Cluck Rubbed Pulled Chicken, Black Angus Beef Brisket, and Baby Back Ribs with sides of Brunswich Stew and Jacks Peach BBQ Baked Beans and Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie A La Mode

Extra Perks – Alexandria, VA

American Breakfast with apple wood smoked bacon, multi grain bread, and fruit

Grace’s Mandarin – National Harbor, MD

Hong Kong X.O. Shrimp

Mason’s Lobster Rolls

Lobster Bisque topped with lobster, Connecticut Roll with full lobster

I would like to thank the following individuals for making this trip special:

Trey Newstedt – Specialist, Global Crowne Plaza Hotels

Julie Sharp – Corporate Liaison, Marriott International Inc.

Tim Moyer – Guest Experience Manager, Gaylord National Resort