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Jesse Blanco

"Eat it and Like it"

Jesse Blanco is a veteran TV news anchor whose real passion is food -- both cooking and eating. You can watch his "Eat It and Like It" TV shows on SGTV and YouTube.

 

Eat It and Like It: Ingredients coming together for Savannah Food & Wine Festival

19 Jul 2017

Isn’t summertime supposed to be about beaches, frozen drinks, sunscreen and a grill? I thought so.

 

Eat It and Like It: Don’t miss these fun foodie events

12 Jul 2017

We usually spend our summertime at the beach or up to our eyeballs in a swimming pool ’round these parts. It’s just too brutal to do anything otherwise.

 

Eat It and Like it: The Savannah train is moving

04 Jul 2017

My family and I take great pride in the fact that we live in a city so many people want to visit every year.

 

Eat It and Like It: Many elements play into closure of The Florence

20 Jun 2017

Quite unfortunate. Just about three years ago, it was considered the biggest thing to happen to Savannah’s restaurant scene since Paula Deen put the city on the national map. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Random ruminations ahead of dog days of summer

06 Jun 2017

Since we’re talking about dog days, I’ll start with dog food, how about that? 

 

Eat It and Like It: Sugo Rossa brings upscale Italian to Savannah’s Southside

30 May 2017

As we cross the unofficial starting line into summer, there are a couple of restaurants that will spend some time as Savannah’s shiny new pennies.

 

Eat It and Like It: The Deck on Tybee Island is a new spot in an old location

23 May 2017

Come September, when someone asks Steve Hamille what he did over the summer, he will very likely have no choice but to laugh. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Don’t miss out on Big Bon Pizza’s pies on wheels

09 May 2017

Do you remember a time when this city was seemingly strung out as tightly as a rubber band ready to snap whenever the subject of food trucks came along?

 

Eat It and Like It: High time you tried these Savannah treats

02 May 2017

I have to laugh sometimes because I am regularly asked what I am eating. Even if I am not at that moment … eating.

 

Eat It and Like It: Fork & Dagger brings neighborhood sandwich shop to downtown Savannah

11 Apr 2017

Fork & Dagger is a sandwich shop almost 20 years in the making. That’s a long time to wait for a well-made pressed Cuban sandwich. Nonetheless, here we are.

 

Eat It and Like It: A conversation with the owner of Savannah’s hot new spot Atlantic

04 Apr 2017

There is no one around who drives by the corner of Victory Drive and Drayton Street after 5 p.m. six days a week and doesn’t see something is popping in that building.

 

Eat It and Like It: DeSoto makeover will add to growing list of Savannah ‘boutique’ hotels

28 Mar 2017

By the end of the summer, you will be able to add the DeSoto Hilton to the growing list of “boutique” hotel properties downtown that are becoming part of Savannah’s continuing makeover. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Don’t rain on Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade

22 Mar 2017

There are a lot of you out there who enjoy taking any opportunity to be highly critical of our city during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration every year. From my seat? You need to stop. It’s a tired act.

 

Eat It and Like It: Circa 1875 celebrates 10 years with week of special events

07 Mar 2017

Part of the badge of honor that comes with being able to call this beautiful city home is the obligation to talk about it and however-so-innocently promote it whenever the opportunity arises.

 

Eat It and Like It: Gottlieb’s Bakery returns to Savannah with midtown location

14 Feb 2017

The wait is just about over. Though it was never really forgotten, the Gottlieb name re-entered Savannah’s food lexicon a couple of years ago.

 

Eat It and Like It: Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival grows in 10th year

07 Feb 2017

Hardly a week goes by where someone doesn’t ask me about “foodie secrets” in the area. 

 

Eat It and Like It: The Collins Quarter gives back with Princess Diaries Ball

31 Jan 2017

I have many times thought running a restaurant is the ultimate in insanity. I’ve many times had restaurant owners tell me it is the ultimate in insanity.

 

Eat It and Like It: 22 Square gets a new spin with new chef

24 Jan 2017

For those of us who follow along very closely in and around the Savannah restaurant scene, there were few stories last year that turned more heads than the announcement that Chef Lauren Teague had decided to move on from her spot at 22 Square.

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