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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!

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Join #HipNJ and CareOne to Help Hurricane Victims!

CareOne, a premier family-owned healthcare company with more than 32 centers in New Jersey, is rallying the community on Sunday, September 24 to support residents currently displaced or gravely impacted by the recent hurricanes that have made landfall in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. in Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park the CareOne 4th Annual 5K will welcome registrants of all ages to participate.

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the CareOne Annual 5K is part of the company’s ongoing and far-reaching philanthropic efforts. As such, 100 percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society, Americares and Goodwill for their hurricane relief efforts.

With the recent devastation and destruction in Texas, the southeast United States and the Caribbean, CareOne as a company, and the Straus family, are using this annual event as a way to bring a little light to residents and business owners in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean who are unable to see anything but darkness during this very difficult time. Just as CareOne rallied its employees, staff and community in the days and months following Superstorm Sandy, the company is again looking to support those in need with this annual race.

Registration information for the CareOne 4th Annual 5K is currently available via the CareOne website. Same-day registration will also be made available to participants starting at 7 a.m.

REGISTER TODAY!

New Jersey Native Super Bowl Players

New Jersey Native Super Bowl Players

This Sunday is the game that we have all been waiting for, the Super Bowl. Whether you watch for the game, the halftime show, or the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will face off in Houston, Texas for the 51st Super Bowl. We at Hip New Jersey wanted to remind you of the New Jersey natives that helped these teams reach the big game.

Logan Ryan– The 25-year old cornerback is from Berlin, New Jersey. Logan Ryan stayed true to New Jersey and played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2010-2012. Ryan was selected in the third round by the New England Patriots in the 2013 NFL draft. This season is Ryan’s fourth year with the team and has started at cornerback for the past two years. This year Ryan led all cornerbacks in tackles.

This is not Ryan’s first Super Bowl game. He was a starter in the Patriots Super Bowl win against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. Ryan will be looking to win his second Super Bowl in his short career. Ryan will have to cover his former college roommate, Mohamed Sanu.

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Mohamed Sanu- The 27-year old wide receiver originally from Sayreville, New Jersey, but later moved to Dayton, New Jersey. Mohamed Sanu also stayed true to New Jersey and played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2009-2011. Sanu was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. After the 2015-2016 season, Sanu was a free agent. He chose to sign a five year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

In just his first season with the Falcons he is on his way to his first Super Bowl appearance. Sanu had 59 receptions, 653 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Falcons. Sanu will go head-to-head with his former college roommate, Logan Ryan.

Super Bowl bound!!!! #Brotherhood #RiseUp!

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Good luck to both Logan Ryan and Mohamed Sanu, New Jersey will be cheering you guys!