Small Bites – Episode 68

LIVE this Sunday, October 29th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio is throwing down strikes. With our 1st Place Philadelphia Eagles striking down opponents, we have a special appearance from Eagles Hall of Famer Brian Westbrook from Villanova University who is the franchise’s all-time leader in total yards from scrimmage and is one of six players in NFL history with 30 or more rushing and receiving touchdowns. Last weekend Brian Westbrook was throwing strikes with “Around Town” correspondent Bill Knowles at Bowlero Feastervillethat features 48 blacklight bowling lanes with comfy laneside lounge seating and high-definition video walls at the end of each lane playing everything from live sports to music videos and classic movies. The first to open in the Philadelphia area, Bowlero Feasterville boasts over 62,000 square-feet of fun, including two newly revamped bars and lounge spaces, a thrilling laser tag arena and an arcade packed with 45 games, from Giant Pac Man and Pac Man Smash to Dark Escape. Bowlero Feasterville also features 4 billiard tables and corn hole toss for those looking to have old-school fun. Walk into Bowlero Feasterville and you'll see retro-chic design at every corner. From classic cars on display to vintage Thomas light fixtures and quirky-cool graphics, the new Bowlero provides the perfect backdrop for every occasion including birthday parties, private events, and corporate outings. Bowlero's own in-house team of expert event planners are ready to take your celebration to the next level. Add to all that, exceptional Eats and Bites for Everyone. Bowlero's signature style will be further complemented by an epic lineup of outrageous eats and premium cocktails. Area foodies will be both surprised and delighted by Bowlero's acclaimed menu of oversized shareables, which includes the nationally recognized Behemoth Burger—a 5-lb, 14-inch-round party burger that's been named one of America's top burgers by USA TODAY Eats. Bowlero Feasterville is also home to an impressive sports bar, which will be serving specialty cocktails like the Mad Mai Tai, Old-School Moscow Mule, and the Dunk Tank—a fishbowl cocktail that's perfect for sharing with friends. Bill Knowles will be joining us as well to tell us his thoughts on this new hot destination.

Then we welcome Phyllis Good a New York Times bestselling author and her cookbooks have sold over 14 million copies. We welcome her to talk about her latest cookbook “Stock the Crock” from Time Inc. Books/Oxmoor House Books which brings together the expertise of America's most popular slow-cooker authority with a fresh collection of 100 essential, innovative, and easy-to-prepare recipes-each with variations allowing readers to customize the dish according to their dietary needs. You'll find beloved classics, as well as dishes you might be surprised can be done successfully in a slow cooker. (Hello, slow-cooker creme brulee!) Whether you are looking to accommodate gluten-free, paleo, or vegetarian diets, or prefer slow-cooker meals perfectly sized for one or two people, this cookbook provides smart ideas, more than 100 recipe photos, and cooking hacks that will change the way you use your favorite fuss-free cooking appliance. Learn simple make-ahead tricks, convenient baking tips, and how to make two recipes at once using the same cooker, so you can simplify cooking and spend more time enjoying your family and friends around a wonderful, delicious meal. We can’t wait!

Also joining us in studio is Michael Mastrocola the CEO and president of Mastrocola's Famous Philly Roast Pork which is a tender and juicy combination of premium lean pork, herbs, and spices that is slow cooked in its own au jus and available for purchase at certain Whole Foods Market and produced by John F Martin & Sons that can be seen during a Visit Lancaster County PA road trip. Mastrocola's Famous Philly Roast Pork is harmoniously complemented by a warm crusty roll, sharp provolone cheese, sweet roasted or fried hot peppers, and served with a glass of good Chianti. However, it can also be served over pasta or rice. There are many, many ways to serve and enjoy it. We can’t wait to hear their story and try some delicious roast pork.

As if Hell’s Kitchen isn’t hard enough to compete on, we also are happy to have on the show Jim Murphy of Sports Betting Experts who for more than 25 years has written extensively on sports betting as well as handicapping theory and practice. His odds have been published in more than 200 media outlets in 2017 alone including USA TODAY. The international gambling expert has been quoted in national media from the The Wall Street Journal to Page Six. Murphy is an odds making consultant for sports and 'non-sport novelty bets’ focused on the entertainment business, politics, technology, financial markets and more. Well he has been publishing weekly updates on who is going to be eliminated on Hell’s Kitchen and why with their betting odds and handicaps. Here is the latest:

HELL’S KITCHEN SEASON 17 BETTING ODDS

TO WIN HELL’S KITCHEN SEASON 17

Chef Dana Cohen HK: +350

Josh Trovato: +500

Giovanni Filliponi: +500

Chef Milly Medley: +600

Michelle Tribble: +900

Jared Bobkin: +1500

Nicholas Peters Bond: +1500

Jennifer Normant: +1750

Elise Harris: +1750

Van Hurd: +1750

Benjamin Knack: +1750

Barbie Marshall: +2500

Chef Manda Palomino: +2500

Robyn Almodovar: +2500

Then going from an expert in betting, we welcome Kevin Wilson a pro in being able to go “Dining on Dime” as shown on Kevin’s segments on the extremely entertaining and popular program Joe's Table for Two from Chef Joseph Massaglia on News Talk 1400 WOND out of Atlantic City, New Jersey every Saturday morning where they play a tribute to the famed South Jersey food critic Ed Hitzel every episode as WOND 1400AM was Hitzel’s flagship station and radio home that he promoted the brand #HitzelApproved and after Ed’s passing Joe took over the show in his memory as it was well known Joe was Ed’s best friend and confidant for many years and now Table for Two is the MUST listen to food show in South Jersey on Saturday rnornings. Kevin is the author of the book “Table for One” that tells a wonderful story about the love between a mother, son, and food, and how the bond and memories among those three things relate to everybody and can never be broken. It also shows how the money in your wallet is no factor when your food is cooked with love. This book takes you on life's journey, starting out in a very poor neighborhood all the way up to dining at fine restaurants as an adult. It shows how there isn't much difference between wealth and poverty, and it also discusses author Kevin J. Wilson's lifetime battle with depression and the loss of the people he loved. We are thrilled to have him join us.

 

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

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 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 is now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshallwho is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appears on Season 17 of FOX Hell's Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was 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 Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling with recent autobiography "The Joke Man: Bow to Stern" from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack's BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.