Small Bites – Episode 107

D and L Coffee Service Inc. and Sysco Corporation Sysco Philadelphia CAKE from Syscoat www.trycake.com/smallbites to get $750 off activation costs present the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com 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 www.redcross.org/redballphilly

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 -- visitphilly.com 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 Amazon.com. 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, 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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