Author: Jen Balisi

Get Ready for the 2017 National Fried Chicken Festival in New Orleans (Sponsored)

This post was created in partnership with New Orleans Tourism & Fried Chicken Festival. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of New Orleans Tourism. Are you drooling yet? Because I know I am. There’s something just SO crave-worthy about crispy, juicy fried chicken. Luckily for all of us fried […]

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Daikaya

Last time I was in D.C., I was in 8th grade on a school field trip, visiting all the national monuments to enhance our appreciation for the government. This time around, I could give less of a crap about those buildings and instead came to get out of NYC and eat great food, drink, and […]

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Fuku Wall St.

Fuku is the fried chicken-focused outpost of David Chang’s Momofuku empire. What started with just spicy chicken sandwiches in the East Village has since expanded to the Financial District, bringing a bigger space and kitchen that’s allowed them to offer some unique and frankly better dining options.

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Grilled Shrimp & Mexican Street Corn Tacos (In Collaboration with Men’s Health)

Mexican street corn is one of my favorite things to eat. The tart lime and cheese with that charred corn and chili powder make such an addictive dish that I call it crack corn. I’ve already written two different recipes for it, so when Men’s Health approached me to help them create something perfect for summertime […]

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National Refreshment Day with Hilton Garden Inn (Sponsored)

The hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan can be overwhelming thanks to the hordes of office workers, tourists, and everyday New Yorkers crashing into one another. Since July 27 is National Refreshment Day, Hilton Garden Inn decided to provide everyone in the area with some refreshment by taking over a double decker bus parked right across from […]

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Quality Eats

If you’ve been following me at all, you know that I love steak. But sometimes to get a really great steak, you end up paying a ton to sit in an old, stuffy restaurant. Quality Eats knows this, and decidedly brings a more casual, modern approach to a steakhouse that is highly successful, so much so that […]

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Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

If you live in NYC and have never heard of The Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon restaurants, you must be living under a rock. With 10 restaurants here (plus a few more on the West Coast), spanning everything from sushi to fried chicken, they’ve built a serious empire that embodies their founders’ approach of having “something […]

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Sessanta

Italian food is probably my favorite cuisine. I would easily eat pasta, pizza, and Italian cured meats every single day if it weren’t for the calories. Given how much of it I eat, lately it’s been hard for Italian restaurants to truly impress or surprise me, as I’ve probably already had a better version of […]

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Grilled Ribeye Steak and Watermelon Salad (Sponsored)

This post is brought to you by Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own. Over 4th of July, I went down to my family’s house near Long Beach Island in NJ. While I definitely got some quality beach time, including pit stops for seafood and drinks […]

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Chef’s Club Counter: Eggslut Grows Up into Alvin Cailan’s Paper Planes

There are breakfast sandwiches at every corner bodega in NYC, but when Eggslut – one of LA’s most popular breakfast spots – came to the East Coast by way of Chef’s Club Counter, it was a big deal that had everyone talking. For those unfamiliar, Chef’s Club Counter is a modern fast-casual spot that curates a limited […]

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