Category Archives: Food & Dance

DJ Low Budget Will Help You Dance All That Chili Off!!


DJ Low Budget, or Low Beezy, is a music aficionado and it shows in his music selection and style. He studies, he reads and he rocks crowds like no other. We are excited and honored to have the legendary Dj Low Budget provide the soundtrack for Philly Chili Bowl 5! So Hype!!

As much fun as my friends and  I used to have at White T’s White Belts, Jump N Funk  or any house party where DJ Phsh was spinning, my most dear and most memorable Philly party moments come from the epic Thursday night parties at the 700 club with Low Budget on the wheels. Simply amazing. If you are between 29-35, you know what I’m talking about.

What is even more exciting about Low Budget joining us on Sunday is that  this year’s competition will be held at the very place where Low Budget and his then partner Diplo started Hollertronix, one of he most notorious shakedowns ever in the city of Philadelphia. This Sunday at the 5th Annual Philly Chili Bowl you definitely will enjoy good music (thank you Low Beezy), good food, good people…a good way to welcome the spring!

PS: if you need a Workout before the Philly Chili Bowl head to Silk City Diner this Friday night to see him in action with fellow turntable titan Bo Bliz!!

Action Bronson: From His Mouth to Your Stomach


Whether you think he is a Ghostface biter, or  a rap connoisseur with good influences and a style of his own, Action Bronson is definitely good eater. Bronson, known for the vivid, often food-based imagery that he conjures in his lyrics, started rapping after a career as a well-respected gourmet chef in New York. Bronson’s food references are so clear and colorful that you can’t help but wonder how some of the culinary combinations that he references taste and what they look like. Bloggers “Pigeons and Planes” took this curiosity an incredible step further by using their “test kitchen” to prepare some of the rapper’s extravagant dishes. As people who are interested in both hip-hop and food, in healthy doses, we felt obligated to reblog such an incredible post. They literally take Bronson’s bars like

“Bone marrow roasted/Spread it on the rosemary bread lightly toasted/Drizzle with the vinaigrette”

and turn it into:


See the entire piece on Pigeons and Planes.

Also see Bronson in Action(see what I did there), in the kitchen for Vice Below.

Film Food: HARE Witch Project

In honor of our first  annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.

Remember when we all fell for this story and how we all thought that this was “found footage” from a group of amateur filmmakers?? We do! Today, we highlight 1999’s chilling horror film The Blair Witch Project. To keep it themed this recipe was inspired by the known neighbors of the woods…rabbit! We introduce the HARE Witch Project!


Synopsis: Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend… The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, the student’s film and video was found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into a movie. The Blair Witch Project.

Hare Witch Project

HARE Witch Project Recipe:
– 1 full rabbit

-Coarse salt
-Ground pepper
-Garlic powder
-6 clove garlic
– Juice 1 lemon
-1/3 cup dried rosemary leaves
– 3/4 cup garlic infused olive oil
– 8-10 small potatoes
-1 onion
-1 tbl butter
-1/2 cup of white wine
-Sweet Spanish Paprika

 Season the rabbit with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Chop three cloves of garlic into larger pieces and mix with the lemon juice, half of the rosemary and half of the garlic olive oil. Pour onto the rabbit blending marinade thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place potatoes in a separate bowl. Add garlic olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and rosemary. Toss the potatoes so that they are coated and won’t stick to the pan. Place the rabbit in a roasting pan and pour on the marinade. Cut remaining garlic cloves into fours and stuff the rabbit with the garlic pieces. Cut the butter in half and place it on the two ends of the rabbit for a browning effect.  Add the wine to the pan. Place the seasoned potatoes and an onion (which should be cute in quarters) around the rabbit and sprinkle a dash of lemon juice. Cover the rabbit with a piece of foil.

 Roast for 25 minutes then remove the foil. Roast for another 25 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned. Enjoy your Hare Witch project. 

Film Food: Children of the CornDOGS

In honor of our first  annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.

What’s creepier than monsters, zombies, and wolves? Little farm kids with weapons. Brought to you by horror genius, Stephen King, The Children of The Corn is an instant horror classic that makes you rethink baby-sitting your cousins in central PA.
Children of the CornSynopsisA boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.

Children of the CornDOGS

Children of the CornDOGS

*Children of the CornDOGS Recipe:
– 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix, prepared according to instructions but using two eggs instead of one

-1 package hot dogs, cut into 1 inch pieces 
-Special equipment: mini muffin/cupcake pan

Preheat oven to 325 and thoroughly grease/flour pan.  Pour prepared cornbread mix into mini muffin/cupcake pan about halfway in each cup.  Add hotdog piece so that it’s standing up vertically in each cup in the center of the cornbread mixture.  Bake until cornbread mix is set and golden, about 45 min depending on your oven.

*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!

Film Food: REDRUM Cocktail

In honor of our first  annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.

This recipe comes from what Ja-Rule would describe as…MUUURDAAA!!! One of many notable scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is when little possessed Danny goes on a red lipstick graffiti rampage – writing the word “REDRUM” in his mothers bedroom, while also creepily chanting the word. Soon after, she realizes that her son is writing the word “Murder” backwards. Because of this twisted, creepy scene we were inspired to make a “REDRUM” drink, simply called Red Rum.

SynopsisA man, his son and wife become the winter caretakers of an isolated hotel where the son sees disturbing visions of the hotel’s past using a telepathic gift known as “The Shining”. The father is underway in a writing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotel’s ghosts. After being convinced by a waiter’s ghost to “correct” the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is “The Shining”.


RedRum Cocktail

REDRUM Cocktail Recipe: 
– Don Q white rum
-1/3 cup of Sprite
-6 cherries
– 2 lime slices

In a rocks glass, add cherries and muddle until juiced. Pack in ice tightly. Add a shot of Don Q rum, followed by the Sprite. Squeeze lime and stir a bit. Top drink with a dash of grenadine. Drink!

Interesting Facts:
1. Danny, the son, was “a phenomenon,” with an “astonishing face and control of himself.” He was chosen through a search of thousands of children; he was six years old and had no acting experience. He also came up with the idea to hold up his finger and talk to it.
2. The snow outside was either pulverized Styrofoam (falling snow) or dairy salt (on the ground). Over 900 tons of salt was used.
3. Body count: 1

Film Food: BURGER from the Black LEGUME sliders topped with Texas ChainSLAW Massacre

In honor of our first  annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.

Today we pay homage to two classic scary/slasher flicks: The Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


Synopsis CBL: A scientific expedition along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.

Snopsis TCM: Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five teenagers pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who slashes both himself & one of the five friends. Shaken by the incident, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It’s quickly apparent that the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky teenagers suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface.

BURGER from the Black LEGUME topped with Texas ChainSLAW Massacre

BURGER from the Black LEGUME sliders topped with Texas ChainSLAW Massacre

 *BURGER from the Black LEGUME Slider Recipe:

-3 12oz cans of black beans, rinsed and divided
-Small onion, minced
-Fresh poblano pepper, minced
-1 Tbl garlic powder
-1 tsp cumin
-1 tsp chili powder
-1 tsp salt
-¼ cup soy sauce
-1 tsp black pepper
-1 cup
-quinoa, cooked according to package directions
-Egg (if needed)
-Oil for cooking
-Martin’s dinner rolls (12 per pack)

Sauté onion and poblano until fragrant and caramelized.  Add two cans of black beans and seasonings.  Cook on medium heat, and mash with wooden spoon when soft/tender.  Remove from heat.  Stir in third can of black beans and quinoa.  Mixture will be sticky and thick enough to shape into small patties.  If needed, add an egg to help hold the mixture together. Make patties and set aside on parchment paper.  Add oil to skillet on medium heat and sauté each side until crisp/browned (oil is needed to help brown the patties since there isn’t much fat in them).  Top with Texas Chainslaw Massacre and serve on buns.  Makes 24 sliders.

*Texas ChainSLAW Massacre Recipe:
-Half head of napa cabbage, washed and sliced into thin strips

-4 red beets, washed, boiled and sliced into matchsticks (we used candy cane beets)
-1 bunch radishes, washed and sliced into matchsticks
-½ cup vinegar
-½ cup salt
-½ cup sugar

Mix ingredients and let sit at least 30 min. Serve over sliders. 

*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!


To kick-off the scariest week of the year and to gear up for our 1st ever, BigBite Halloween Bash on November 2nd at Board Walk Bar, we have decided to share some of our spooky film foods inspired by our favorite Halloween movies!

Today we pay homage to Steven Spielberg’s 1980’s horror film classic – Poltergeist. “It’s here” the PoltergICED TEA!


SynopsisIn her family’s suburban home, ghosts begin communicating with five-year-old Carol Anne through a dead channel on the television. At first seeming like harmless ghosts, they play tricks and amuse the family. It is not for long when the mysterious beings use the television as their portal to enter the house and finally abduct Carol Anne.  As her desperate family tries to rescue the little girl, they are terrorized by the ghosts and their demonic leader.



-Wave Vodka – yup, Wave Vodka

-Arizona Iced Tea

Mix equal portions of Wave Vodka and Arizona Iced Tea. Add a splash of Aperol. Serve over polter-ice.

Interesting Facts:
1. The Poltergeist franchise is believed to be cursed due to the premature deaths of several people associated with the film. The production used real human skeletons when filming the swimming pool scene which led many to believe the “curse” on the film series was because of using those skeletons.
2. Drew Barrymore took part in the audition for Annes role, then she got the role of Gertie in the E.T.
3. The roaring of the MGM lion was originally the sound of the poltergeist that attacked the home of the main heroes.
4. Spielberg worked on E.T. and Poltergeist at the same time.
5. In the scene where the clown was trying to strangle Robbie – the boy really couldn’t breathe, but the filming crew thought that he was acting.  After his face became blue, Spielberg realized that it was real and saved him from death.
5. Body Count: 0

Best Food Scene: The infamous kitchen scene with the possessed t-bone steak!

*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!


To kick-off the scariest week of the year and to gear up for our 1st ever, BigBite Halloween Bash on November 2nd at Board Walk Bar (behind the Piazza, next to North Shore Pool Club), we have decided to share some of our spooky film foods inspired by our favorite Halloween movies!

Today we pay homage to the slasher king – Wes Craven and his 2006 action horror film The Hills Have Eyes.

A family is taking a cross-country road trip when their trailer breaks down, leaving them stranded in the desert of New Mexico. There, they find themselves under attack by the savage “hill people,” who were deformed by radiation during nuclear testing.



-Pepperidge Farms soft baked sugar cookies OR Anna’s ginger crisps

-Vanilla ice cream
-Pumpkin pie spice

 Let ice cream soften.  Mix in pumpkin pie spice to taste.  Spread ice cream on cookies and freeze immediately until hard (about an hour). 

Interesting Movie Facts:
1. This movie is a remake of Wes Craven‘s 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes.
2. Originally, the film was given an X-rating which would have relegated it to the porno circuit and severely hurt the box-office returns. Wes Craven cut the film enough to secure an R rating. The original director’s cut is thought to be no longer in existence.
3. For the scene where the feral family is eating Bob, the actors were actually eating a leg of lamb roast (yum).
4. Body count: 17

*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!

BigBite Philly’s HALLOWEEN BASH – Nov 2nd!

Halloween never ends!

Join the BigBite Philly team as we celebrate our favorite holiday – HALLOWEEN – on Saturday, Nov 2nd at Boardwalk Bar (next to North Shore) in Northern Liberties. Help us raise funds for the 2014 Philly Chili Bowl!

Halloween Bash 2013

Halloween Bash 2013

Dance your face paint away with tunes by DJ Emynd, and make sure your costume is not too tight for the midnight Ghoul Train Line.

Doors open at 9 PM and spooky Stoli Vodka drink specials will flow from 9-11 PM! Get there early!

Prizes for best food-related costume (a North Shore BeachClub membership) and for best group costume!

TICKETS: $7 Pre-Sale. $10 at the door. BUY TICKETS!

*Proceeds of this event will go towards the Philly Chili Bowl 2014!! Help us create an even bigger event!! 

Don’t be scared…it’ll be a ghoul’o time!