Category Archives: Food

Shake Shack x Pat LaFrieda Collab: Steak Frites To-Go

shake shackShake Shack has long been a favorite fast-casual restaurant for my family and I.

The restaurant offers quality food like tasty burgers (featuring meat from famed butcher Pat LaFrieda), chicken sandwiches and more. Their shakes are silky smooth and delicious, too.

To show just how much we love Shake Shack, check out a story that Lucas wrote (while in first grade) last year. Continue reading Shake Shack x Pat LaFrieda Collab: Steak Frites To-Go

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Ukraine

ukraineWhile we rarely dine at McDonald’s at home, we have to pay a visit to the fast food chain in every country we visit.

It’s always fun to see what interesting menu items are offered at international McDonald’s locations.

During our visit to Ukraine, Kim, Lucas and Theo met me at the McDonalds in Kiev’s Independence Square for dinner after I got back from my trip to Chernobyl. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Ukraine

What Did We Try At McDonald’s The Netherlands

the NetherlandsLucas and I recently returned from our Father-Son Trip to the Netherlands.

During our visit, we based out of Amsterdam and spent a couple of days enjoying the city. We also took day trips to Utrecht and Haarlem. Both are easy day/ half-day trips from Amsterdam and well worth checking out.

Whenever we visit another country, we love checking out McDonald’s to see what locally inspired menu items are offered. Continue reading What Did We Try At McDonald’s The Netherlands

McD’s Online Shop Now Has Quarter Pounder Fan Club Gear

Quarter PounderWhen it comes to McDonald’s food, my kids are fans, mainly due to the Happy Meal toys and chicken nuggets. I’m only really interested in McD’s when we’re traveling since I love checking out what’s on their international menus.

In early December I wrote about how McDonald’s now had a permanent online shop selling various items.

The shop hasn’t really offered anything new until now. Continue reading McD’s Online Shop Now Has Quarter Pounder Fan Club Gear

Grab A Bite To Eat At This Unique Pagoda in NY- Walter’s Hot Dogs

Walters Hot DogsOver the years, we’ve visited many Asian temples and pagodas but we found one of the most unique ones close to home in Mamaroneck, New York.

Walters Hot Dogs is a hot dog stand with a roof which looks like a pagoda! It’s also on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading Grab A Bite To Eat At This Unique Pagoda in NY- Walter’s Hot Dogs

Chaps Pit Beef- Great BBQ In The Parking Lot Of A Strip Club

Chaps Pit BeefI first came across Chaps Pit Beef while watching Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives years back.

I had hoped to give Chap’s a try during a visit to Baltimore, MD years back but it didn’t work out. However, on a recent visit I made it a point to stop by on the drive back home to Brooklyn, NY. Continue reading Chaps Pit Beef- Great BBQ In The Parking Lot Of A Strip Club

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