Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

@TheFoodCoupleNJ Adds Personality to Their Food Photos

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

@TheFoodCoupleNJ Adds Personality to Their Food Photos

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Editor's note: This is one of a series of stories profiling the people behind some of our favorite local foodie Instagram accounts. Watch their takeovers on the @northjerseyeats Instagram account.

NorthJerseyEats IG fav: @thefoodcouplenj

Who's behind it: Karli Damiano, 22, an account executive at Yelp from Midland Park and her boyfriend Mike, 26, a biomedical engineer from Allendale.

Why we love it: While there's no doubt that the account is all about the food, Karli and Mike make appearances in their photos that really add personality to their appetizing photography.

Our defining food moment was being invited to our first "foodie brunch" in Hoboken with other food bloggers like ourselves (who were much more famous of course.) We met so many new people (and now friends) who do what we do and we realized how much we enjoy being a part of the blogging life. We will continue to enjoy the experience and grow with all bloggers.

Kimchi Mama in Fairlawn: Korean Fusion gone gourmet and great alternative to typical Chinese take-out. 7-09A Fair Lawn Ave. in Fair Lawn, (201) 703-2905,

Juicy Platters in Fairlawn/Hackensack: Halal/Mediterranean platters that are bursting with flavor but still insanely healthy! 370 W. Pleasantview Ave. in Hackensack, (201) 880-7277 and 23-16 Broadway in Fair Lawn, (201) 773-8400,

Jose Tejas in Fairfield: Tex-Mex and Cajun meals with great margaritas. Such a fun environment with friends! 647 US-46 in Fairfield, (973) 808-8201,

The "Gotti Burger" from Mob Burger in Wood Ridge. It was loaded with two chicken cutlets, fresh mozz, pepperoni, smothered in tomato sauce and pesto coating the buns. Not only did the picture look amazing, but it was one of the best hot sandwiches we have had in a while.

We started our food Instagram over a year ago as a joke, at first, because we genuinely loved to eat. We went out so often for breakfast and/or dinner that we started posting our meals for family and friends because they didn't believe how much we ate. Eventually, it blew up and people started contacting us to check out their businesses. …

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