Category Archives: Food

Our Experience at the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival

pizza festivalOver Columbus Day Weekend (October 6 & 7), the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival took place on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx.

The festival was a two- day event featuring pizza makers from the US and Italy. Some I had heard of while others were new to me.

Considering how much we love pizza, the Michael W Travels family had to attend the event. Continue reading Our Experience at the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival

McDonald’s Customers Hang Fake Poster In TX Location, Get $25K From Restaurant

McDonaldsTwo McDonalds customers hung a fake poster in one of the chain’s locations “after noticing a lack of Asian representation in the marketing materials.”

The poster stayed up in the Pearland, Texas McDonalds location for 51 days. The funniest part is that it only got noticed when they posted about it on Twitter. Who knows how much longer it would’ve stayed up if they hadn’t wrote about it! Continue reading McDonald’s Customers Hang Fake Poster In TX Location, Get $25K From Restaurant

Did You Know About the McDonald’s McMansion on Long Island, NY?

McMansionMcDonald’s is a must- visit for me when checking out a new country but I rarely dine at the fast food chain while at home or traveling around the US.

I look forward to visiting McD’s when visiting new countries to see what interesting and different menu items might be available on the menu. (Scroll to the bottom for links to my reviews of various international McDonald’s.)

Around 4-5 years back I read about what might just be the fanciest McDonald’s I’ve ever seen. The McMansion was actually located close to home. We live in Brooklyn, NY and this fancy McD’s is located on Long Island. Continue reading Did You Know About the McDonald’s McMansion on Long Island, NY?

Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop- A Great New Addition To The Brooklyn Pizza Scene

Brooklyn PizzaPaulie Gee’s opened in Greenpoint, Brooklyn back in 2010. Long lines soon followed, with many wanting to try some of his great Brooklyn pizza.

Kim and I visited soon after Paulie Gee’s opened. We really enjoyed the pizza, only available by the pie. Since then, we’ve visited quite a few times, although we haven’t been there in around two years. (If you don’t arrive on weekends before opening, you’re bound to get stuck waiting to get inside.) Continue reading Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop- A Great New Addition To The Brooklyn Pizza Scene

An Awesome Local Food at Dunkin’ Donuts in Georgia

dunkin donutsThe Michael W Travels family recently returned from a month-long summer trip where we visited six new countries.

We love trying local foods when visiting new places but it’s also nice to eat something familiar at times too. We like to visit McDonald’s when traveling to new countries to see what special menu items might be available. (We also tried something interesting in Singapore at Starbucks.)

During our summer trip, we spent the longest time in the Republic of Georgia, which is located in the Caucasus. Continue reading An Awesome Local Food at Dunkin’ Donuts in Georgia

Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Doughnut Hot Dog- Kiev, Ukraine

anthony bourdainIn early June, the world mourned when we found out that star chef, TV host and traveler Anthony Bourdain had taken his life.

Anthony Bourdain inspired many in different ways. When visiting a new destination that Anthony had visited, I usually search to see where he ate at on his shows No Reservations or Parts Unknown. This is a great way to get some recommendations from an authority on food and travel.

During our month-long summer trip, the Michael W Travels family spent a few days in Kiev, Ukraine.  Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Doughnut Hot Dog- Kiev, Ukraine

Chick-fil-A Is Going International, Location To Open In Canada

Chick fil AChick fil A is my favorite fast food chain. A few years back I visited the original Chick fil A location, also called Dwarf House.

The restaurant made headlines recently when a woman gave birth inside one of the locations. The baby will receive free food for life!

Now Chick fil A shared other big news. Continue reading Chick-fil-A Is Going International, Location To Open In Canada