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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: 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.

 

Eat It and Like It: Expect big expansions for Savannah food scene in coming years

17 Jan 2017

People love to be in the know when it comes to new restaurants. As you might imagine, it is a popular topic of conversation when I’m out and about.

 

Eat It and Like It: SOHO South Cafe keeps up with demand for popular soup

10 Jan 2017

The chili recipes are getting a workout, as are those stews. A lot of people, meanwhile, like to hide behind a bowl of good soup.

 

Eat It and Like It: Jesse Blanco’s top seven meals of 2016

27 Dec 2016

Not a day goes by that I don’t consider myself the luckiest man in the world for carving out a little niche here in our area, being able to share with you where you might just “Eat It and Like It.”

 

Eat It and Like It: BowTie Barbecue Co. lives up to Johnny Harris legacy while forging new path

13 Dec 2016

Not too far away from the locally sourced masterpieces or fancy cocktails you can find in downtown Savannah these days was probably the biggest food-related story of the year around these parts.

 

Eat It and Like It: Le Cafe Gourmet adds bustling French bakery to downtown Savannah

06 Dec 2016

It isn’t very often that I feature someone on my television show and then turn around and write a separate break-out feature on them. It has happened, but not very often in the five years we have been producing “Eat It and Like It.”

 

Eat It and Like It: Alley Cat Lounge adds to Savannah’s bar scene

29 Nov 2016

There are times during the calendar year when it seems all I do is find myself writing about yet another new restaurant.

 

Eat It and Like It: Taste of Savannah just gets bigger, better

15 Nov 2016

Last week, my wife asked if I was interested in discussing our menu for Thanksgiving Day. It’s something we do every year. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Savannah Tech offers full Thanksgiving dinner, Turducken included

08 Nov 2016

I’ve been eyeballing the holiday scene the last few weeks. It seems like every single year, we start the holiday fast lane sooner and sooner.

 

Eat It and Like It: Welcome to Gastrogeek Week in Savannah

01 Nov 2016

It’s almost time for Savannah’s “Gastrogeek Week.” That’s what I like to call it, anyway. The 2016 Savannah Food & Wine Festival will be upon us almost by the time you finish reading this column.

 

Eat It and Like It: Shalom Y’all will fill you up

26 Oct 2016

I'm asked all the time about ideas for food. Locations, concepts and cuisines. 

 
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