Category Archives: Food

Finding Pizza Excellence at Ollie’s In Upstate NY

pizzaAs many of you probably know, food is a big part of our travels and pizza is my favorite food…

When I first heard of Ollie’s, a new pizzeria opening in upstate NY, I immediately put it on my list of places that I wanted to check out. The space looked incredible and we figured that the pizza would be excellent considering one of the partners was Frank Pinello of Best Pizza and The Pizza Show. Continue reading Finding Pizza Excellence at Ollie’s In Upstate NY

Food Quest: We Tried 15 Lobster Rolls In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!

lobster rollsAt the end of the summer, the Michael W Travels family took a 10-day road trip around Maine.

During the trip, Kim and I knew that we’d definitely do four things; finally visit Acadia National Park, visit lots of lighthouses and eat many Whoopie pies and lobster rolls!

Kim and I visited Maine over 10 years back and had great memories of delicious lobster rolls. Continue reading Food Quest: We Tried 15 Lobster Rolls In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!

Do You Know About The McDonald’s McMansion In Freeport, Maine?

McMansionA couple of years back I wrote about a very unique McDonald’s location in Long Island, NY, the McMansion. Check out my review of the McDonald’s McMansion here.

Due to COVID-19, what would usually be a month-long summer trip for my family amounted to a few road trips.

We actually just back from from an awesome 11-Day visit to Maine! While there, we visited lots of interesting (primarily outdoor) sites and ate so much great food. Continue reading Do You Know About The McDonald’s McMansion In Freeport, Maine?

Coming In September: McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets!

McNuggetsWhile I rarely eat McDonald’s, it’s a must visit when visiting new countries. It’s also a treat for my kids whether its at home or while on the road.

My almost four-year old Theo loves McDonald’s McNuggets. I’ll prefer that he’d eat ‘real’ chicken tenders (which he will) but the kid can pound like 10 McNuggets in a sitting.

Regardless, I find it exciting when the Golden Arches offers new menu items! Continue reading Coming In September: McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets!

A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: James Salt Water Taffy

Since the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail officially debuted in New Jersey, I’ve slowly tried to visit the places which made the cut.

To date, we’ve been to:

Earlier in the summer, we took a short trip to the Jersey Shore. While there, we stopped into James’ Salt Water Taffy. Continue reading A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: James Salt Water Taffy

Review: Forget 7-Eleven, We Visited 24Seven in India!

24SevenDuring our trip to India during the Summer of 2019, we saw a bunch of familiar American fast food restaurants. We dined at McDonald’s a handful of times and KFC once (it was extremely spicy).

When purchasing drinks and snacks, we did so from shops which weren’t exactly what I’d consider to be stores.

Kim and I did read about a convenience store which sounded a lot like 7-Eleven. The store has the very creative name, 24Seven! Continue reading Review: Forget 7-Eleven, We Visited 24Seven in India!

A Must Visit In Asheville, North Carolina- Hole Doughnuts

Hole DoughnutsOver Winter Break 2019, the Michael W Travels family went on a Deep South Road Trip.

During the trip we visited five states,  Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina.

One of the highlights was our visit to Asheville, North Carolina. The city has a great mix of interesting sites, breweries and lots of great food. I’d consider it an awesome junk foodie destination! Continue reading A Must Visit In Asheville, North Carolina- Hole Doughnuts

NYC’s Prince Street Pizza Is Expanding With New LA Shop This Summer

Prince Street PizzaWhen you stop by NYC’s Prince Street Pizza, odds are pretty hight that there will be a line. (I’m not sure how true that is at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic though.)

The shop is known for a variety of tasty pizzas, especially their Soho Squares topped with pepperoni. The shop is also famous for being in the location of the of the first Ray’s Pizza. Continue reading NYC’s Prince Street Pizza Is Expanding With New LA Shop This Summer

Grab A Pie At 87 Year-Old Patsy’s Pizzeria In East Harlem, NYC

Patsy's PizzeriaLast month, I wrote about how my family got to eat a meal from NYC’s most exclusive restaurant. The restaurant is located in NYC’s East Harlem neighborhood which is a bit of a trip for us from our home in Brooklyn.

Whenever we find ourselves so far uptown, there’s a pizzeria that we have to visit. Grabbing a pie (or a few slices) from Patsy’s Pizzeria is a real treat and also pretty much a bargain. Continue reading Grab A Pie At 87 Year-Old Patsy’s Pizzeria In East Harlem, NYC