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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: 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. 

 
 

Eat It and Like It: Savannah Food Truck Festival rolls on with new date

19 Oct 2016
Ryan Giannoni admits to being, if nothing else, stubborn: “I didn’t want to cancel it. No way.”
 

Eat It and Like It: Random ruminations on Savannah's food scene

05 Oct 2016

As time rolls on, I get more and more tips on what is going on with the area’s food scene. There is so much happening, so much information to pass along, that I find it impossible sometimes to share it here. 

 

Eat It and Like It: A foodie guide to fall

28 Sep 2016

It’s just about that time in the South when we all get impatient. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Atlantic poised to add another great neighborhood spot to Savannah

21 Sep 2016

If you are fortunate enough, then you know what it is like to report to your place of employment every day and not feel like you are going to work. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Show marks five years of great food, kicks off sixth season

14 Sep 2016
What a ride it has been indeed. We haven’t been big on celebrating milestones at “Eat It and Like It.” Not at all. 
 

Eat It and Like It: Edna Lewis Foundation looks to pick up steam with fundraiser at The Grey

07 Sep 2016

In all of the places I have had the good fortune of living in around this country, I have never seen a community more committed to a wide variety of causes like I have here in Savannah. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Get your game on at Savannah's best football-watching spots

31 Aug 2016
It has become kind of an annual happening around here. About a week before college football kicks off, I field a text or two: “Where should I watch the game?” 
 

Eat It and Like It: Sisters expands franchise to Atlanta

24 Aug 2016

It’s the middle of the afternoon on a Thursday, downtown Atlanta. I’m sitting in a fairly new restaurant directly across the street from a dorm at Georgia State University.

 

Eat It and Like It: SILO brings the farmers’ market to you

17 Aug 2016

Fads come and fads fade. A handful of years ago, it seemed everyone and their brother was coming up with some form of a delivery service to get fresh produce delivered to your door. 

 

Eat It and Like It: AquaCurean back for three days of fine coastal cuisine and cocktails

09 Aug 2016

We all know — and if you don’t, you should — that quite possibly the No. 1 thing people are looking to eat and like when they come to Savannah is seafood. 

 

Eat It and Like It: Savannah Food & Wine Fest hosts celebrity chefs for Beard Dinner

26 Jul 2016

It is about this time every year when the calendar starts to fall into place. Not the least of which is the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, coming to our fine city Nov. 7-13.

 

Eat It and Like It: Frali Gourmet opens doors for dinner to join influx of new restaurants

20 Jul 2016

I ran into Franco Marra at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago. He was buying a Powerball ticket. Or was it Mega Millions? I’m not sure, but that’s not the point. 

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