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No Food On Some American Airlines Flights Due To Listeria Outbreak

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image: Aero Shots

I’m sure that most of you look forward to the gourmet food served on American Airlines flights. Ok, maybe not…

Regardless of your love of airline food or not, some passengers flying with American Airlines won’t be getting a meal due to a listeria outbreak at one of their caterer’s kitchens, according to a Grub Street article I recently came across. Continue reading No Food On Some American Airlines Flights Due To Listeria Outbreak

McDonald’s Testing Out Walk Through Lane

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McDonald’s is well known for the Big Mac, Happy Meals, Ronald McDonald and more…

While I rarely dine at McDonald’s at home, I try to visit whenever I go to foreign countries to see what kind of locally- inspired menu items might be offered.

A big convenience of McDonald’s is that its fast food and they also offer drive-through service.

What if you’re walking by and don’t feel like going inside the restaurant? What if you’d like to get walk through service?  Continue reading McDonald’s Testing Out Walk Through Lane

No Watching Porn at Starbucks or McDonald’s

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When looking for wifi during our travels, Kim and I used to seek out McDonald’s. They were usually a reliable place to go if we wanted to get online. In recent years I’ve found McDonald’s wifi to not be as consistent with many locations not even offering free wifi.

Another place to stop in for free wifi is Starbucks, although I can’t recall ever going there to get online. (I also don’t drink coffee so why would I!)

However, both McDonald’s and Starbucks have put their foot down recently with how some customers use the free wifi. Continue reading No Watching Porn at Starbucks or McDonald’s

$96000 for A Bottle of McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce?

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image: eBay

I’ve written many times about how I love to visit (and try out local menu items at) McDonald’s during our travels.

Kim sent me a story from Grub Street which made me scream out a big WHAT when I read that someone paid $96,000 for a bottle of McDonalds Big Mac Sauce in the UK! Continue reading $96000 for A Bottle of McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce?

Insects, That’s What For Dinner at London Restaurant

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From our 2009 trip to SE Asia (Vietnam)

 

When Andrew Zimmern’s Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods came out, it brought all of the strange foods that people eat around the world into our living rooms. While these foods do seem strange for Westerners, they most likely aren’t seen that way in the places that they are consumed.

The first time that I can recall seeing bugs for sale as a food had to be during our trip to Thailand. I also remember seeing trays of bugs at a supermarket in Vietnam years back and I had to take a photo. My guess is that the locals and shopkeepers probably found it just as odd that I was taking the photos!  Continue reading Insects, That’s What For Dinner at London Restaurant

United Airlines To Fly Planes Powered By Food Scraps, Animal Fat & Farm Waste

United AirlinesI just came across some very interesting info on a way that United Airlines plans to save some money while also going a bit green.

United plans to “fly planes powered by a biofuel made from food scraps (among other household waste), farm waste and animal fat” according to Grub Street.

This sounds like a great way to take recycling to a new level. Continue reading United Airlines To Fly Planes Powered By Food Scraps, Animal Fat & Farm Waste

Grub Street Food Festival- Sunday October 5- NYC

The 5th annual Grub Street Food Festival is back tomorrow at the Hester Street Fair.

The event takes place on New York City’s Lower East Side from 11AM- 5PM.

Last year Kim, Lucas and I attended the festival for the first time. We had a great time and tried out some awesome food. Check out my post about our experience here. It looks like some of the same vendors will be at the event this year along with some new ones. Continue reading Grub Street Food Festival- Sunday October 5- NYC

Recap: Our Visit To The Grub Street Food Festival

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On Sunday we spent a few hours eating and hanging out at the 4th Annual Grub Street Food Festival. We were lucky to have beautiful weather here in New York City.  There were lots of vendors at the festival selling a great variety of foods and desserts.

When we arrived (around noon) it wasn’t overly crowded and we didn’t have to wait on any lines when ordering but this soon changed. By 1:00-1:30 many booths had long lines and it was much harder to find a place to sit.

IMG_8320Prior to arriving at the festival I had a good idea as to which vendors we planned to try out. Some we’ve had before and a few others were new ones that we had read about thanks to Grub Street. It turned out that both our favorite meal  ande dessert were from places that we were trying for the first time. Lucas’ favorite was an old-time favorite of ours and we even took some home for his  dinner.

Here is what we ate:

Food:

IMG_8321Roberta’s is known for it’s amazing pizzas, among other things on their menu and it’s pretty much always a long wait at their restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Whenever I see them at a food event I have to get one of their pizzas. This time we went with the “Bee Sting” which is made with mozzarella, tomato, honey, soppressata, chili flake and chili oil.

Roberta’s Bee Sting pizza seemed to miss the mark. The amount of spice overpowered any of the other flavors. I do like a little spice in my food but it’s not the only flavor that I want to taste. Next time I’ll just go with a Margherita pizza.

Continue reading Recap: Our Visit To The Grub Street Food Festival