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This past summer I took a tip to Seaside Heights, NJ to make fun of guidos. You know, just a fun Parla family outing aimed at celebrating our cultural superiority over a bunch of classless, orange skinned juice heads. I was totally unaware that MTV was filming their glorious reality show Guido Beach Jersey Shore at the time. While I think the show adequately showcases the landscape and recreational offerings of the town I lovingly call Sleazeside, I feel as though they don’t focus enough on the food. Sleazeside is a bastion of wholesome Jersey Shore treats. Here they are in no particular order:


In Italy, zeppole are deep fried pastries filled with cream served on the Feast of San Giuseppe. In Jersey, a zeppola is a greasy dough ball. Like “freakin poof” inventor Snookie.


This is one of the few foods in the world I am truly afraid to eat. I draw the line at dirty intestines.


Sweet sausage served on a roll with peppers and onions. This is one Jersey Shore delicacy I cannot pass up.


This is another. Soft serve is magical.


And you can get a bucket sized serving, too.


And finally, the biggest friggin’ pizza yous eva seen. You can get 20 slices out of a pie this big. That is cumulative IQ of Jersey Shore’s cast members. Coincidence?

2016-01-07T14:37:30+00:00 December 16th, 2009|Categories: America, Culture|11 Comments


  1. shayma December 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    there is a website called ‘this is why youre fat’ (i think that’s what it is called) perhaps the fried oreos could be photographed and emailed to the webadmin of that site? btw, zeppole, that word always reminds me of that ‘sleb’ chef, giada de laurentis who prepares “Italian” food, her zeppole had strawberries or oranges and chocolate in them. ew. oops, sorry Giada, i said it publicly on the internet.

  2. Joe December 17, 2009 at 4:22 am - Reply

    This is a great article. You love the situation.

  3. maryann December 17, 2009 at 5:20 am - Reply

    I love this site. I was in a semi-coma the other day and stopped on “Jersey Shore” so sad, so sad. Thank’s for the product pictures.

  4. Miss Expatria December 17, 2009 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Mmmmmm Kohrrrrrrrrrrrrs. Is fudge not a big thing up there in “North” Jers?

  5. petulia December 17, 2009 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    wow- that’s pretty impressive. I love the fried Oreo idea. Have you tried it? It must be awful and yet fascinating .

  6. Katie December 25, 2009 at 2:19 am - Reply

    @shayma this is why im fat dot com is one of the most glorious web sites on the internets. fried oreos should have a place. one of the least glorious places on the planet is in giada’s kitchen. she is an awful bobble head who seriously needs a meal.

    @joe in the words of a true scholar, “As far as I know, everybody loves The Situation. Babies, dogs, ya know, hot girls, cougars. The Situation has unbelievable mass appeal. And if you don’t love The Situation, I’m gonna make you love The Situation.”

    @maryann i dont think you got any ideas for the new menu, huh?

    @Miss Expatria oh there is fudge. and chocolate covered pretzels. we’ve got it all.

    @petulia Fried oreos scare me. I will never eat them.

  7. MegRhi August 10, 2010 at 12:31 am - Reply

    I have tried the fried Oreos and they are divine!!

  8. MegRhi August 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Also, where does one get the sweatshirt your sister has on? It’s a must own for any Jersey girl.

  9. Laura August 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Love it! As a Jersey Shore girl turned New Yorker, I too still love eating on the boards of Jerz (including Sleazeside, where I used to work summers), and recently covered the area for my soon-to-launch website. If you want more details on Jersey Shore foods, check it out! http://conta.cc/b7ppAe
    You’ll see we also stopped short of the fried Oreos–despite my lil sis claiming they’re the best things ever, I couldn’t do it this time around.

  10. Katie August 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    they sell the sweatshirts at one of those boardwalk shops the JS cast worked at. you pick the style and size of the hoodie and you pick the iron on. “Bitches Get Stitches” is another Jersey girl fave.

  11. david January 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    fried oreos are outstanding, in a pre-execution-last-meal sort of way.

    and as much as i loath seaside, i’d be lying if i said i didn’t regularly drive down there for nothing more than a few slices of maruca’s pizza.

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