Jason Kessler

NBA Power Rankings: TGI Fridays Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Mar 7, 2014 11:00 am

Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rankings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked LeBron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Olive Garden and Chili's. This time around it’s TGI Fridays.

The Food-Lover's Guide To OKCupid Valentine's Day Pick-Up Lines

You love food? I love food! We should get a drink.
Feb 12, 2014 12:00 pm

You may be figuring out which awful prix-fixe dinner you and your sweetheart will be regretting on Friday, but I'm just trying to decide which of the OKCupid foodie girls I'm going to message in hopes of finding a last-minute Valentine's date. The key is to keep it short and sweet. This is what I'm working with so far.

Meet The 8 Sushi Masters Of Los Angeles

They run the sushi counters you'll want to sit at
Jan 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Has there ever been a more idiosyncratic type of food as sushi? Every itamae, or sushi chef, starts with the same basic tools, but the test of a real sushi star is how they transform those elements into something greater than their parts suggest. In LA, we're lucky enough to have a full stable of world-class itamae working all over the city. They may not seem like superheroes, but after one omakase, you're sure to believe in their magical powers. These are LA's sushi masters.

NBA Power Rankings: Olive Garden Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Jan 21, 2014 12:00 pm

Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rankings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked LeBron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Cheesecake Factory and Chili's. This time around it’s Olive Garden. Read on.

NBA Power Rankings: Chili's Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Dec 10, 2013 10:00 am

Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rakings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked Lebron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Cheesecake Factory and McDonald’s. This time around it’s Chili’s. So, who is the Quesadilla Explosion Salad of the current NBA season? Read to find out.

Thanksgiving Power Rankings: From Stuffing To The Worst Part Of The Meal

Playing favorites at the Thanksgiving dinner table
Nov 26, 2013 3:00 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather ye round as we attempt to put order into the chaotic world of Thanksgiving foods. With a day known almost as much for football as it is for turkey consumption, it only seemed right to apply the logic of the sports world to the iconic dishes of the Thanksgiving table. As such, I have compiled a Power Ranking of the eight most well-known parts of the annual feast. Read on.

7 Kinds Of People Who Ruin Halloween

How to avoid tricksters whose treats totally suck
Oct 31, 2013 12:00 pm

When you're a kid, Halloween is all about the candy. When you're an adult, Halloween is all about getting drunk in a costume. WHERE IS THE MIDDLE GROUND? It's in the candy-giving, dude. Sadly, a lot of us adults are really, really bad at it. For Halloween this year, take this simple lesson from the Kessler Report: Buy good candy, unlike these 7 people hellbent on ruining your kid's nice Halloween.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings: Cheesecake Factory Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams with menu items
Oct 28, 2013 9:00 am

Who doesn't love a good bowl of cereal in the morning? Tastes good, easy clean-up and there's a good chance you're eating marshmallows before noon. Not a bad way to wake-up. This edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rankings takes every team and matches them up with an iconic breakfast cereal. Check out the results.

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