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When Jim Pappas of Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure reached out to me asking to have lunch together the only thing that came to mind was ABSOLUTELY. This man is unabashedly a cheesesteak legend and authority. He is on a drive to eat 1,000 cheesesteaks in a few years which will be more cheesesteaks than most people eat in an entire lifetime. If you’re wondering where’s the beef, just ask Jim.
I’ve known Jim since almost the beginning of his journey. It has gone from a hobby and fun way to pass the time to a full fledged enterprise with t-shirts, calendars, website, personal appearances, and being spotlighted in national media such as Food & Wine along with many updates to 6ABC, FOX29, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and many more. He’s the Cinderella Man of cheesesteak storybook tales.
One of the things I know Jim wanted to highlight and promote once he began to have a voice and fanbase is bringing light to the small independent business owners who have a decent cheesesteak that you may not have heard of previously. This is how and where Oaklyn Manor Bar & Grill in Oaklyn, New Jersey was chosen. Around since 1933 this is a mostly local scene with the space staying mostly the same except for a few changes here and there. The location was revived with a new energy 5 years ago when new owners Lisa Del Duke and Gary Mullins took over the helm. They are in high gear celebrating this anniversary year as a few months ago they hired Chef Jason Dubin to head the kitchen preserving local favorites while whipping up new delicious delicacies. They are situated in a tiny town with many great foodie choices. It’s a cozy spot to relax while catching up with friends and neighbors enjoying a decent bar style meal.
So how was the food? It was fabulous! Exactly what you look for in a local spot. I had their Oaklyn Cheese Steak which is Sliced rib eye steak, American cheese, and fried onions served on a poppy seed kaiser roll with a side of spicy pepper relish that went great on the sandwich, an order of fries, and wings that are house brined and baked and then flash fried. I asked to have the sauce on the side for the wings so I could try a few of them. Every sauce was great. Jim as in his words requested and had a John Cohl inspired mash-up as he asked a special request from the chef for a Texas-toast style cheesesteak that he enjoyed thoroughly and can see on his video documenting his visit. (Click Here for video) I did not have anything alcoholic to drink, but the drink menu is large and diverse providing anything and everything you could want. The prices for all items were extremely reasonable for the quality they are putting out. Providing full disclosure our meal was complimentary. Let me be clear though we fought to pay, had the money in hand to provide, and judged the food with the mindset of being a customer, but they insisted on picking up our tab. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience from start to finish. Be sure to stop by and try them for yourself.
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Unfortunately due to a network outage last show were not able to go on air. The great news is that it means this week we will be having a 2-hour extravaganza of a show. 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, October 17th at 635pm EST with a fantastic lineup! #SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of the Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020 and 2021 as well as being named #23 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Influencer in 2021.
Who doesn’t love pizza? Head Chef Francisco Migoya of the Modernist Cuisine team will join us to talk about their new book ‘Modernist Pizza’ from The Cooking Lab. Spanning 1,708 pages, including three volumes plus a recipe manual, Modernist Pizza is much more than a cookbook: it’s an indispensable resource for anyone who not only loves to eat pizza but is also interested in the science, stories, cultures, and history behind it. Each gorgeously illustrated chapter examines a different aspect of pizza, from its history and top travel destinations to dough, sauce, cheese, toppings, equipment, and more. The team has included a travel chapter with guides to can’t-miss pizzerias in top pizza destinations such as Naples, Rome, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Tokyo as well as cities across the US, like New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Portland, and more.
Cassy Joy Garcia the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed and Fit will chat about her new book ‘Cook Once Dinner Fix: Quick and Exciting Ways to Transform Tonight’s Dinner into Tomorrow’s Feast’ from Simon & Schuster. As a busy mom of two, Cassy Joy Garcia, the best-selling author of Cook Once, Eat All Week, has limited time to get food on the table. With this book, she shares a fresh approach to preparing dinner in a hurry. These 120 easy, delicious recipes are designed to use the leftovers from one recipe to quickly cook a completely different meal the next day. The Cook Once Dinner Fix solves the “what’s for dinner” question without requiring enormous amounts of time, energy, skill, or money. Now dinnertime can be fun, fast, affordable, and sustainable.
Zoë François (now host of ZoëBakes on the Magnolia Network) and Jeff Hertzberg’s latest book ‘The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from BreadIn5’ from St. Martin’s Press with a foreword by Andrew Zimmern. Jeff will talk to us about how people want to bake their own bread, so long as they can do it easily and quickly. But with five very different “Bread in Five” books to choose from, bakers have been asking: “Which one should I get if I want a little of everything: the best of European and American classics, whole-grain recipes, pizza and flatbread, gluten-free, sourdough, and loaves enriched with eggs and butter?” With The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff and Zoë have chosen their absolute favorite 80 recipes from all five of their books, bringing them together into a single volume that is the only bread book a baker needs and will make everyone a baker―with only five minutes a day of active preparation time.
We are pleased to announce that Philadelphia’s crown jewel venue of arts and culture The Kimmel Cultural Campus has finally reopened. Not only can you see world renowned shows and entertainment, you can again enjoy one of the finest dining experiences anywhere around at Volvér on Kimmel Cultural Campus by Chef Jose Garces. Recognizing the impact COVID has had on the hospitality industry, Volvér on Kimmel Cultural Campus will support chefs that were hardest hit during the pandemic with a brand new Chefs in Residency Program that will spotlight the region’s top rising stars and emerging chefs, with a focus on minority chefs. We are thrilled that we will get to talk to the first resident of Volver from October 6 to November 28, 2021, Chef Kiki Aranita the Co-Owner/Operator of Poi Dog Philly in Philadelphia, PA. After gaining her experience in various restaurants and food trucks, Aranita wanted to share her experiences of what people eat in her hometown of Hawaii, to the city of Philly. Along with the food of Hawaii, Aranita has taught classes on Hawaii’s culture at Penn Museum and recipe development at the university level. Some of the other chefs to look forward to and scheduled to participate in later programs are Chef Phila Lorn from Terrain Glen Mills, Chef Jezabel Careaga from Jezabel’s, Chef Jennifer Fear Zavala of Juana Tamale, Chef Alex Yoon of Little Fish and Chef Dane DeMarco of Sonny’s Cocktail Bar and Wine Dive.
Then we will be joined by White Dog Cafe Wayne’s Chef du Cuisine Josh White. White Dog Cafe locations in Haverford and Wayne are partnering with Martha’s Choice Marketplace sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the most visited food pantry in Montgomery County, to celebrate National Potato Day, October 27, 2021, and to bring awareness to the need to build communities through access to healthy food. Martha’s Community Farm in Audubon where produce including potatoes are grown in a partnership with Garden of Health distributes fresh produce and food free of the top eight allergens to food pantries, low-income senior housing and community groups in Montgomery and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania. Martha’s Community Farm started in February 2021 and seeks to build upon the community-building principles that drive their Choice Marketplace, in an effort to form partnerships in growing food for Martha’s and the many pantries of Montgomery County. Working alongside partners such as the Penn State Master Gardeners, Garden of Health, HopeWorx, ACLAMO, and The Villanova MBA program, among others, they are bringing together volunteers and partners from across Montgomery County to grow culturally appropriate foods that better meet the variety of needs their clients face. They are not simply growing food, they are growing community!
Celebrating their 5th Anniversary of reopening The Oaklyn Manor Bar they are proud to introduce their new Head Chef, Chef Jason Dubin to enjoy lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or late-night snacks. The Manor has always had a wonderful outdoor patio bar and enclosed dining area to enjoy your food, friends, and beverages. The patio bar is a perfect spot for enjoying the weather and watching all your favorite sports! The Oaklyn Manor is a true neighborhood staple in Oaklyn, NJ. The Manor has been a community space where people have gathered to drink, eat, and socialize for more than 50 years. They’re a family-owned and operated business that reopened the Manor in 2016.
Last, but certainly not least we will be joined by author Bridget Thoreson of ‘The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook: Bewitch-ingly Delicious Recipes for Fans of the Halloween Classic’ from Ulysses Press. Since its debut in 1993, the movie Hocus Pocus has achieved cult-classic fame, with both children and adults as a loyal fanbase. The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook is filled with over 60 recipes for fare inspired by everyone’s favorite witches and their spells, potions, and schemes. It is the ultimate must-have for fans of all ages—but don’t worry, no children were harmed in the test of these recipes. Inside you’ll find frightfully delicious recipes.
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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