Small Bites Radio

Episode 128

Episode Summary

{UPDATE} #SmallBitesRadio was just named #14 out of the Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on The Plant for 2020. We are thrilled about the news. D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia” and #1 listed “Food Radio show South Jersey”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of on Wildfire Radio returns this Sunday, February 23rd at 635pm with a FANTASTIC lineup! Netflix is going to have a SOUTH PHILLY flair beginning on February 28th. So to prepare you to Netflix and Chill we are happy to welcome and talk to Chef Nick Liberato from Bravo "Top Chef Masters" and Spike TV's "Bar Rescue," as he will be part of a new show called "Restaurants on the Edge". The 6-episode premiere season takes viewers to some of the world's most spectacular locations: Visit Malta, Hong Kong, Tobermory, Ontario, Visit Costa Rica - The Costa Rica Tourism Board, Austria, and Travel Saint Lucia on the edge - mountainsides, water, white beaches, and despite their outstanding views, need a push to live up to their magnificent views. "Restaurants on the Edge" is a premium lifestyle docuseries that invites viewers into some of the world's most stunning locations, with the team of experts, Restaurateur Nick Liberato, Dennis The Prescott, and Interior Designer Karin Bohn as they not only transform the restaurants, but the owners' outlooks as well. To do this, the close-knit, light-hearted team tap into the soul of the restaurant's surroundings and communities, incorporating local tastes, flavors, and textures - remodeling in a way that is uplifting and sets the reinvigorated business and owners up for future success. Rising from humble culinary beginnings, to working at local food stands in South Philadelphia growing up with his family in the Italian Market, by age 11, Nick discovered his second love - surfing and snowboarding. Combining the two passions, Nick followed his love and while working at a local surf shop on the west coast, started his own catering company - Calidelphia - that led to him preparing meals for top celebrities including Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Beastie Boys, Barbara Streisand, Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cher, Hank Azaria, and more. It was through a connection with Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur, Chef David Myers that Nick learned he needed to truly dive into every aspect of the business in front and in back of house to become a true restaurateur himself, and that's just what Nick did. In just a few years, Nick's catering business began to thrive and he acquired the long-time Visit California Venice Chamber of Commerce fixture, the The Venice Whaler. Struggling to move forward prior to Nick stepping in, he took the business at the Venice Whaler from a mere $300,000 in yearly sales to a whopping $4 Million in sales. Leading the charge as Executive Chef, Nick made a similar move with The Pier House, and continues to acquire, consult, and invigorate other businesses throughout Los Angeles and internationally with his expertise. Then we are thrilled to have join us Alex & Stavros Vasiliadis the owners of Bodega Bar & Kitchen one of the newest and hottest dining destinations in Midtown Village Philadelphia Center City District. Bodega is a first-of-its-kind stylish, lush, intricate and colorful new restaurant, bar and live entertainment venue that is ready to dazzle with a tantalizing blend of Latin-inspired cuisine, unique hand-crafted cocktails, and live upbeat music. Then add Bodega’s all-scratch menu which features an eclectic array of contemporary cuisine with Latin inspired fare, blended together with Middle Eastern and Asian influences with a wine program designed by GM Patrice Caron and interior design for Bodega done by Linear A Design Group now you can see why everyone is talking about this place. The hospitality business can be brutal. Sometimes it can be downright cutthroat. Joining us will be Maria Campbell the Founder of Cooks Who Care to let those in the field know that support is out there if you need it. They offer healthy industry connection opportunities, leadership training, career services, development tools, mentors, outlet share thoughts and ideas, and an all-encompassing support network. To top it all off, Cooks Who Care now has health insurance information and they want to share the exclusive plans they've researched that will especially support business owners, individuals, families, part-time workers, and small businesses with less than 50 employees and you can compare plans. Returning to the studio for more fun and updates around the area will be Mark Matthews who is the Wizard of Oz behind the keyboard on one of South Jersey’s most popular blogs 42 Freeway that was spotlighted by Philadelphia Inquirer. If there is something going on in South Jersey there is a good chance Mark has a pulse on what is happening with the who, what, why, and where. Whether it is a new restaurant, store, road change, or closures Mark has been the first to break these types of stories many times and has become an authority and the go to voice for many in the community. Still feeling love from Valentine’s Day and want to hear a love song? Looking for that live entertainment that will WOW the crowd? Well Patrice Hawthorne Music of Patrice & The Show has you covered. Patrice Hawthorne joins the fun with a special message for #SmallBitesRadio and we will play her version of Darling Forever. 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 D & L Coffee Services Inc. and 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, WMLD NY, iHeartRadio, 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. 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. #FoodRadioShowPhiladelphia #FoodRadioShowSouthJersey