Category Archives: Food

Awesome NYC Seasonal Burger & Ice Cream Stand Mister Dips Expanding

Mister DipsIn late 2016 I wrote a review of the seasonal burger and ice cream stand Mister Dips.

The stand is actually an Airstream trailer located at the William Vale Hotel (in Vale Park) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Mister Dips was created by restaurateur Andrew Carmellini, famous for restaurants like The Dutch and Lafayette. Both of those restaurants serve incredible burgers although they’re a bit pricer than what you’ll find at Vale Park! Continue reading Awesome NYC Seasonal Burger & Ice Cream Stand Mister Dips Expanding

Our Visit To A Drive-In Pizzeria- Pizza Palace in Knoxville, TN

pizza palaceFor winter break 2019, we decided to head off on a Deep South Road Trip. While we hoped to fly to an international destination, a deal or award flight never materialized.

While on the way to our furthest destination, Birmingham, Alabama, we passed through Knoxville, Tennessee.

Knoxville was a good place for a pitstop to grab a bite to eat and take a break. It also just so happened to be home to a drive-in pizzeria, the Pizza Palace! Continue reading Our Visit To A Drive-In Pizzeria- Pizza Palace in Knoxville, TN

Get A Junior Frosty From Wendy’s For A Year For $2, But…

WendysFrom time to time I like to write about fast food, primarily focusing on international McDonald’s locations. (I most recently wrote about how McD’s now has a permanent online shop.)

I’ve also written about Jollibee, a Filipino chain a few times. Let’s not forget about Shake Shack, my favorite fast-casual burger chain.

For those of you who are fans of Wendys, I have a deal for you! Continue reading Get A Junior Frosty From Wendy’s For A Year For $2, But…

McDonald’s Now Has A Permanent Online Shop But…

McDonaldsMy kids are big fans of McDonalds, primarily for the Happy Meal toys and chicken nuggets. I’m also a big fan of McD’s but I’m only really excited about visiting while in an international destination.

McDonalds offers a taste of home while traveling but even more importantly, I love seeing what local menu items are available in other countries.

I’ve written reviews of many international McDonald’s restaurants. Continue reading McDonald’s Now Has A Permanent Online Shop But…

This McDonalds In Baltimore Offers An Odd Item For Sale

McDonaldsWhen traveling internationally, I love visiting McDonalds to see what interesting, local menu items might be available.

At most McDonalds in the U.S., the menu tends to typically be the same. I have heard that a lobster roll might be available in New England. I’ve never seen it on a menu. From what I recall, it’s a seasonal item… Continue reading This McDonalds In Baltimore Offers An Odd Item For Sale

This Is Better Than The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Popeyes Chicken SandwichThe Michael W Travels family have been big fans of Filipino fast food chain Jollibee since we first gave it a try in 2016 in Woodside, NY.

I was happy to learn that Jollibee would be expanding with an upcoming Manhattan location. However that location took over two years to open! Lucas and I made an unplanned visit to the new NYC location while on the way to the NY Times Travel Show.

Since then, we recently visited Jollibee in Woodside where we enjoyed various tasty items. Continue reading This Is Better Than The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Save A Trip To France, Visit Parisian Bakery Poilane At NYC Pop-Up

FranceDuring our trip to France during winter break last year, we enjoyed many culinary delights while also visiting many great sites.

One Paris restaurant served one dish and it was awesome! We also enjoyed eating delicious but pricey macarons, croissants, eclairs and other incredible baked goods. Continue reading Save A Trip To France, Visit Parisian Bakery Poilane At NYC Pop-Up

Our Experience At The 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival

festivalBetter late than never… The Michael W Travels family attended the 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival in Bronx’s Little Italy on October 5th. (I’ve been a bit tardy on getting my post together.)

Last year, we attended the 1st NY Pizza Festival and had a great time. It was a no-brainer that we’d return again this year.

To change things up, we headed to the festival on the first day of the two day event. Due to this we didn’t have any recommendations to go by when choosing which slices to try. Continue reading Our Experience At The 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival

The Very Important Question I Asked NYC’s Mayor De Blasio At The NY Pizza Festival

Mayor De BlasioLast weekend the Michael W Travels family attended the 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival in the Bronx’s Little Italy. (Check out my review of last year’s festival here.)

Towards the end of the event, we saw a huge crowd forming by one of the stands so I went over for a closer look. To my surprise, I saw NYC’s Mayor De Blasio making pizza! Continue reading The Very Important Question I Asked NYC’s Mayor De Blasio At The NY Pizza Festival

Our Experience Running The 2019 NYC 5 Boro Pizza Challenge

pizza challengeOn Saturday, September 28, Kim, Lucas and I headed to The Red Cube in Lower Manhattan for the start of the 5 Boro Pizza Challenge.

This wasn’t our first time competing in the challenge. Back in 2017, Kim, Theo and I completed the race and had a great time. (Find out about our experience here.)

For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, here’s a description of what goes down. Continue reading Our Experience Running The 2019 NYC 5 Boro Pizza Challenge