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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: Savannah’s Fox & Fig reveals what makes its plant-based menu work

20 Feb 2018

An argument can be made that Savannah’s hottest new restaurant isn’t a multi-million dollar operation on Oglethorpe or something inside one of the fancy hotels popping up all over town.


Eat It and Like It: Savannah’s greatest hits for Valentine’s Day

06 Feb 2018

Every year at this time, I usually pop up in a rant against Valentine’s Day. Long story short, we should love every day. Not because the calendar says so.


Eat It and Like It: Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife draws crowds to Jekyll Island

31 Jan 2018

If you are a regular reader, then you probably have a good idea of not only the best eats in the Savannah, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island area, but also a feel for our social calendar.


Statesboro’s Nonna Picci serves up high-end pizza at a reasonable price

24 Jan 2018

I am regularly asked how we manage to find some out-of-the-way or hidden places that we either write about or feature on our television show.


Eat It and Like It: Café on 80 Deli and Bakery joins Baker family of restaurants on Tybee

17 Jan 2018

It’s hard to tell this story and not whip out every clichè you know about returning to your roots, starting over, or coming full circle. 


Eat It and Like It: Top 5 Savannah food stories predicted for 2018

10 Jan 2018

A few weeks back in this space, we spent some time remembering the top five stories in food for 2017.


Eat It and Like It: 2017’s top five stories for Savannah’s food family

26 Dec 2017

Regardless of what you are doing, it’s fair to say most of us will take a second or two to reflect on the year that was. It may not come until someone hands you a paper cup with some cheap bubbles at 11:56 p.m. Sunday night, but you will.


Eat It and Like It: Kitchen Vixen brings creative cookies, tea room to Savannah’s Victorian District

19 Dec 2017

It’s not very often, maybe once or twice a year, that I choose to share a story with you in this space after someone appears on our Sunday morning television show.


Eat It and Like It: Husk Savannah to open with 200-plus seats after Christmas

12 Dec 2017

Sometimes I wonder if anyone who claims to be passionate about food or the food scene is paying attention to everything that’s going on around them.


Eat It and Like It: K’Bella closing its doors on Whitemarsh Island

05 Dec 2017

Not every restaurant that closes gets a headline. If that were the case, we’d spend 60 percent of our time talking about them. After all, those are the numbers out there.


Eat It and Like It: Gift a taste of Savannah this season

28 Nov 2017

At this time of the year, there are three kinds of people in this world.


Eat It and Like It: Giving thanks for Savannah’s culinary triumphs

21 Nov 2017

It’s a good time to take a great taste of Savannah. Have you noticed? Most people don’t. 


Eat It and Like It: Noble Fare owner adds sandwich/salad shop Totally Baked to Savannah landscape

14 Nov 2017

Chefs regularly tell me they wished they were able to do more with the 80 hours a week (on the low end) they work. Almost all of them will tell you that. Especially if they own their own restaurant.


Eat It and Like It: Savannah Food & Wine Festival expands on Taste of Savannah

09 Nov 2017

If you try to keep up with everything going on in downtown Savannah this time of the year, you might just short circuit.


Eat It and Like It: Get Savannah Food & Wine Fest tickets before they’re gone

18 Oct 2017

For all of the time we share in this space almost year-round about the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, it is not lost on me that most of you (us) are procrastinators.


Eat It and Like It: Prohibition wants to be part of what Savannah scene can become

03 Oct 2017

There are those who would consider it a big compliment to Savannah’s food scene to have a restaurant based in Charleston open a location here.


Eat It and Like It: Enjoy no muss, no fuss luxury picnics in Savannah

26 Sep 2017

Do what I do long enough and you learn to pay close attention to the calendar. It makes zero sense to write about a holiday cookbook in May, right? No one wants to share St. Patrick’s Day corned beef recipes in August.


Eat It and Like It: Find good eats on Savannah’s River Street

19 Sep 2017

I find the relationship Savannah residents have with River Street particularly fascinating. I always have.


Eat It and Like It: Remember Savannah’s service industry in hurricane recovery

12 Sep 2017

What a week, huh? It’s easy to sit with your coffee now and casually read this, but a few days ago, this town was very different.


Eat It and Like It: New 1540 Room at The DeSoto opens with energy

05 Sep 2017

I debated for a hot minute over whether I’d be writing this story so quickly.


Eat It and Like It: The Diplomat brings quick lunch, late-night options to Savannah

30 Aug 2017

The Diplomat Luncheonette is a few paperwork items away from becoming a reality on Drayton Street, three doors down from The Original Pinkie Masters at Drayton and Harris streets.


Eat It and Like It: New Savannah eateries plan to serve you soon

23 Aug 2017

It has been the busiest summer in recent memory. There is so much going on in Savannah, it’s crazy.