Category Archives: Food

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Spain

McDonaldsOver February break, the Michael W Travels family visited Barcelona, Spain.

Spain was the first country I visited in Europe years back. This would be the first visit to the country for the rest of my family.

During our visit, we had to make a visit to McDonalds. We ended up stopping by during our first day… Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Spain

Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Pinotxo Bar- Barcelona, Spain

Anthony BourdainWhile doing some research related to places to dine in Barcelona, I came across Pinotxo bar (Pinocchio) thanks to Travel Channel.

Travel Channel listed Pinotxo Bar as a favorite of Anthony Bourdain so I immediately added it to my list. (We attempted to go to one other restaurant which made the list but failed…)

Pinotxo Bar is located in the famous Boqueria Market, the most famous market in Barcelona. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Pinotxo Bar- Barcelona, Spain

Trying The Top Rated Burger In America At Au Cheval NYC

Au ChevalA couple of weeks back, the #1 rated burger in America came to NYC when Au Cheval opened in Tribeca.

I’ve long wanted to take another trip to Chicago and try Au Cheval’s cheeseburger. While I still want to go to Chicago again, trying this popular burger became much easier for me.

Last weekend the Michael W Travels family headed to Tribeca with the hopes of getting into Au Cheval without much of a wait for brunch. Continue reading Trying The Top Rated Burger In America At Au Cheval NYC

Food Review: The Cheeseburger (& Wings) at Old Town Bar in NYC

Old TownBefore having kids, Kim and I used to go to the historic Old Town Bar (which has been around since 1892) for a drink from time to time. However, we didn’t realize that they served food back then. And when we did find out, we didn’t know that it was supposed to be really good.

A bit later on, I started reading that Old Town Bar served a really good burger. Considering how much I love burgers, I’ve wanted to give it a try for years but the timing was never right. Continue reading Food Review: The Cheeseburger (& Wings) at Old Town Bar in NYC

#1 Rated Burger Coming To NYC, Au Cheval Opens In Tribeca This Week!

au cheval
Not the burger from Au Cheval

When traveling around the US, I’m always on the hunt for the best burgers.

In Connecticut, we love dining at Louis’ Lunch, known as being the place where the hamburger was created. A few other gems can be eaten at Holeman & Finch in Atlanta, Workingman’s Friend in Indianapolis and Husk in Charleston.

There are lots of great burgers available in NYC. Two great options are the lunch- only burger at Peter Luger in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Keen’s in Midtown. (FYI- both restaurants have been open since the 1880s.) Continue reading #1 Rated Burger Coming To NYC, Au Cheval Opens In Tribeca This Week!

Shake Shack Now Has A Couple Of Food Trucks!

Shake ShackIt’s no secret that Shake Shack is my favorite fast- casual burger out there. Shake Shack is also tops for my family. Find out about a super- proud Dad moment I had inspired by Shack.

We’ve tried Shacks in foreign countries like the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and South Korea. Besides their stand alone locations, we’ve also enjoyed their burgers and shakes at malls and airports like JFK Terminal 4 in NYC.

I recently received an e-mail from Shake Shack about a new way to get your burger fix. Continue reading Shake Shack Now Has A Couple Of Food Trucks!

Disappointing Priority Pass Lounge: Bobby Van’s Grill- JFK Airport

priority passIn 2017 I wrote a review of what I considered to be the most interesting Priority Pass lounge we ever visited.

The lounge I am referring to was actually a restaurant at London Gatwick Airport. The way a visit worked was that with your membership, you received a £15 credit. Guests of the  card holder also receive this credit off the bill.

When I heard that Bobby Van’s Grill at JFK Airport had become a Priority Pass lounge, I wanted to visit but it just never worked out until our recent flight to Barcelona. Continue reading Disappointing Priority Pass Lounge: Bobby Van’s Grill- JFK Airport

A Visit To The French Version of McD’s, Quick Burger Restaurant

QuickWhen visiting international destinations, I always visit McDonald’s to check out what local menu items might be available.

We also like to try local fast food burger shops. I haven’t written about many of them but  you can check out my review of one in Bahrain here.

During a recent trip to France, we had a long list of places to dine at. One that I hoped to try was the French version of McDonald’s called Quick. Continue reading A Visit To The French Version of McD’s, Quick Burger Restaurant

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Monaco

McDonaldsOver winter break 2018, the Michael W Travels family visited France and Monaco.

(Find out what we did with 5.5 hours in Monaco, one of the tiniest countries in the world.)

During our visit to Monaco we had lunch at McDonald’s. I had hoped to come across some local menu-items to order but we didn’t have much luck. The menu is virtually the same as at McDonald’s France, just cheaper! Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Monaco

Our Epic National Pizza Day Adventure In Williamsburg, Brooklyn

National Pizza Day
map image: googlemaps

It seems like everyday is a National  fill in the blank Day.

While I usually ignore these special days, on Saturday there was one that I couldn’t let pass us by.

Saturday, February 9 was National Pizza Day. Since the Michael W Travels family loves pizza, this was a great excuse to go on an epic pizza tour around one of my favorite parts of Brooklyn- Williamsburg! Continue reading Our Epic National Pizza Day Adventure In Williamsburg, Brooklyn