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#GreasyFoodsDay 5 of NJ’s Yummy Greasy Foods

Hey #HipNJ! Today is #GreasyFoodsDay! To celebrate, let’s take a look at five of the most mouth-watering, greasy foods found in the Garden State!

1. Fat Sandwich, RU Hungry, New Brunswick

Launched in 1979 and aptly nicknamed the “Grease Truck,” RU Hungry is Rutgers University’s grease epicenter. The first fat sandwich they debuted was the Fat Cat which consisted of two cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato, and french fries all on the sandwich. Their current best-seller is the Fat Darrell which consists of chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, french fries, marinara sauce, lettuce and tomato. I’ve had the Fat Darrell and can confirm it is delicious! Want to coin your own sandwich? RU Hungry challenges worthy participants to eat any five fat sandwiches in under 45 minutes. Those who succeed get to have their sandwich featured on their menu. Man vs. Food’s Adam Richman tried the challenge and failed. I couldn’t imagine eating five of those monstrous sandwiches in under an hour!

2. Italian Hot Dog, Jimmy Buff’s, Kenilworth

Originally founded in Newark by James “Buff” Racioppi in 1932, Jimmy Buff’s is the home to the famous Italian Hot Dog loaded with two fried hot dogs, peppers, onions and potatoes. I’ve visited the Kennilworth location and can confirm the authenticity, grease, and tastiness this sandwich boasts. This location featured an open kitchen so you can watch all of your sandwich fixin’s being deep fried right in front of you, which only makes your mouth water more before your served. Jimmy Buff’s is one of NJ’s oldest food traditions and there’s no wonder why it’s still going strong today.

3. Maui Burger, 30 Burgers, Branchburg

This relatively new NJ burger chain features 30 delicious, fresh and juicy burgers. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Branchburg location which has a very diner-esque feel to it. I had the Maui Burger, topped with grilled pineapple, smoked ham, teriyaki glaze, cheddar, lettuce, tomato & sweet mayo , and it was SO good! Other burgers that are worth trying include the Trenton Burger, topped with pork roll, American cheese, and ketchup, and the El Paso Burger, topped with roasted pablano peppers, sautéed onions, bacon, pepperjack, guacamole, lettuce & chipotle mayo. Yum!

4. Cheesesteak & Cheese Balls, Steaks Unlimited, Seaside Heights

Nothing says boardwalk food like a good ‘ol fashioned cheesesteak! Steaks Unlimited has one of the best cheesesteaks on the Jersey Shore. Paired with deep-fried, bread-crumbed coated, cheddar cheese balls, the cheesesteak and cheese balls combo is a Jersey Shore classic! When I visited, I was feeling daring and put cheese balls in my cheesesteak. Best idea ever!

5. Chonut, Kimchi Smoke, Westwood

This new Texas Korean BBQ fusion restaurant boasts perhaps the most intriguing, greasy, and glorious sandwich on this list. Dubbed “100% Ridiculousness,” the Chonut is brisket, smoked Kimchi, Fatboy bourbon chipotle sauce, bacon, cheese, and scallions sandwiched between a sliced glazed donut. Oh my! I have yet to try this delicious monstrosity but it is on the top of my To-Eat list!

Now that I’ve made your stomach growl, go out and celebrate #GreasyFoodsDay at one of these fine establishments!

Peace of Mind Event

Trinitas Health Foundation: Peace Of Mind Event

On October 30, The Trinitas Health Foundation will host Peace Of Mind, an informative night of discussion on behavioral health with honored speakers Patrick J. Kennedy and Jack Ford.

The event, which aims to ease the stigma about behavioral health, will fund renovations to Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Facilities.

Patrick Joseph Kennedy II is an American politician and mental health advocate. Kennedy explores his own mental health journey in is recent book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.

Jack Ford is a legal analyst for CBS News and a correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports. The NJ native has previously held several roles at ABC News, including anchor and correspondent for Good Morning America, 20/20, and World News Tonight.

Trinitas operates one of the most comprehensive departments of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry in New Jersey. Services are offered along a full continuum of care, with specialized services available for adults, children and their families.

The deadline to RSVP is October 16, so click here today to reserve your spot.

Empire City Casino

Fun Fall Festivities All Season Long at Empire City Casino in Yonkers

Hip New Jersey is heading to Empire City Casino this fall when the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination hosts an assortment of fall festivities for everyone to enjoy.

Just a short drive away, Empire City Casino is easily accessible via car or by purchasing a line-run package that includes a food voucher and free play offer when you join the casino’s free membership, the Empire Club. The casino offers free, self-parking, or you can valet for a nominal fee and enhance your experience with easy access straight into the casino.

Get ready to cheer on New Jersey on Sunday, 9/16 at the second annual Food Truck Mash-Up, a celebration of the best food trucks from New York versus the best New Jersey has to offer. Dine on a smorgasbord of delicious delicacies while enjoying live entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of activities & fun for the whole family. Tickets are on-sale now starting at just $5. 

On Thursday, 9/27 the battle of the wings returns for the second annual Wingfest. The event will be ‘amazewing’ with hot wings and cold beer. Get ‘sauced’ on all-you-can-eat chicken wings prepared by more than a dozen area restaurants. Tickets start at just $55 and include all food & beverage along with $10 free play. Get yours today here.

Travel the world without ever leaving the country at the International Trot, taking place on Saturday, 10/13. The finest trotters from across the globe converge on Yonkers with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. Will Italy return to defend their title? Come dressed in your country’s colors and enjoy International delights in the trackside Beer Garden, featuring a performance by The Nerds.

For more on events happening at Empire City Casino, including comedy shows, late-night bowling, and free live music, check out empirecitycasino.com.