One of the hottest dining destinations in Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com right now is I ♥East Passyunk Avenue. Well we have who knows all about the renaissance and what the future holds for this area as we welcome Pam Zenzola the Executive Director of East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID). East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of one of Philadelphia's longest-standing commercial corridors. EPABID was established in 2002 and its Board of Directors meets regularly to oversee its programs, including capital and facade improvement projects, marketing and promotions, special events, business recruitment and retention, and clean and green initiatives. Located just a few minutes from Center City District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. East Passyunk Avenue is home to over 150 independently owned businesses, ranging from unique boutiques offering hand-made wares and fashion to fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere and the world-famous “Cheesesteak Corner” of The Original Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks. One of other great dining destinations on Easy Passyunk is Chhaya Cafe and Chef/Owner Varnana Beuria will be joining us in studio. Chhaya Café opened in 2010 with a simple philosophy: provide delicious, uncomplicated food that comforts and delights. From couches, to window seats, to bar stools, every inch of Chhaya offers a unique vide so you can find the perfect nook or cranny just for you. They claim to offer more brew styles than any other coffee shop in Philadelphia. Also it is East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2018. Wow, what a treat and we can’t wait.
is extremely popular. With his savvy eye and hip image mindset, he helped Mitchell & Ness become a global name by marketing the band as the fashion statement of stars from Mariah Carey to JAY-Z. He had a catering business and in 2013 he dwelled back in an old chapter and started doing Pop-ups at prominent restaurants in Philadelphia from Zavino Hospitality doing his Ground Turkey lasagna , to even his world famous Fried chicken and Waffles at Toast Philly, Vesper Sporting Club, and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company Tap and more and even winning competitions against seasoned chefs with his recipes. His style of cooking embarks that of southern flavors that fed plantations and Northeast estates passed down from generations to your mouth. Fashion and food, a perfect combo!
Then we have Izabella Brooks, the Brand Manager of Victoria Fine Foods. Victoria Fine Foods use only a handful of fresh wholesome ingredients without added sugar, water or preservatives. They were among the first to put their ingredients on the front of their labels, hence their tagline: “Ingredients Come First”. After hours of rushing, stressing, and worrying, they believe their taste transforms a simple meal into something relaxing and enjoyable. They use only the finest ingredients and slow kettle cooking process to give their pasta sauce an authentic homemade taste, so you don’t have to make it yourself. So take a ride with them; slow down, and taste what life has to offer. Good food tastes even better when you also do good deeds. Victoria Fine Foods is honored to help their New York City community by partnering with City Harvest, a local charity devoted to rescuing food to fight hunger in New York City.
Last, but certainly not least we welcome Nhan Truong the owner of brand new restaurant Viet Pho located in Deptford, New Jersey between Hobby Lobby and Ross Dress for Lessin The Court at Deptford shopping center by DLC Management Corp... Nhan is no stranger to the restaurant industry as she previously owned Viet Bistro in the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ to rave reviews. The food was so impressive there, that NJ.com Peter Genovese stated “The ten best Jersey mall dishes in New Jersey: 1. Spicy lemongrass with chicken, Viet Bistro, Cumberland Mall, Vineland. The single best dish I ate. If only all mall food were like this. Viet Bistro is so good it made my list of N.J.'s 18 best restaurants.” What an honor and we can’t wait to have them in studio. You can read Peter Genovese entire article here:
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 QVC2 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 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 Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appeared 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 his 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 BBQand Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.