Category Archives: Food

Philly Cheesesteak Fav Tony Luke’s Opening In NYC

Philly cheesesteak
(Not from Tony Luke’s)

Philadelphia ranks as one of our favorite cities to visit if we want to get away for a day or two. Its close to home (Brooklyn, NY) and has enough to do to keep us busy.

One of the main draws for us when visiting Philadelphia, is the food, including the popular Philly Cheesesteak.

During our most recent visit, we tried and conquered the Philly Taco. Continue reading Philly Cheesesteak Fav Tony Luke’s Opening In NYC

An Unplanned (& Tasty) Visit To Jollibee In New York City!

JollibeeEver since we visited Jollibee in Woodside, NY, back in 2016, I’ve wanted to return to try more items from their menu.

I first came across Jollibee while watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. For those of you not so familiar with the restaurant, it’s a fast food restaurant from the Philippines which is quite popular there. Think of it as the country’s version of McDonald’s.

Soon after writing my review of our visit, I was happy to see that Jollibee would be expanding by opening a location in Manhattan. Continue reading An Unplanned (& Tasty) Visit To Jollibee In New York City!

Shake Shack Opens First Location On Mainland China

shake shack
image: Instagram @shakeshack

It’s always exciting to hear about new openings of my favorite fast- casual burger chain, Shake Shack.

Earlier in the month I wrote about two more Shack airport locations opening.

Back in 2011, I went to the grand opening of the first Shack in Brooklyn. In 2013 I was at JFK Airport for the opening of Delta’s T4. During that day I had an unlikely encounter with Richard Branson and also dined at the first airport location of Shake Shack! Continue reading Shake Shack Opens First Location On Mainland China

What Did We Try At McDonald’s France?

McDonalds FranceMcDonald’s isn’t a restaurant that we frequent while at home but it’s a must when we’re visiting international destinations.

We like to visit McDonald’s for a variety of reasons while traveling. I love trying out the local menu items available. The kids LOVE McD’s due to the toys. (The food is definitely secondary.) It’s also nice to eat something (relatively) familiar while away.

During our recent winter break trip, we made stops at McDonalds France a few times. From what I recall, one time was just to grab a quick dessert. Continue reading What Did We Try At McDonald’s France?

This Paris Restaurant Serves One Dish & It’s Awesome!

paris restaurant While in Paris, we made sure to eat a variety of French specialties. The thing is that many of them tended to lean more towards the dessert category!

After spending time visiting the Eiffel Tower, we decided to grab lunch at le “Relais de l’Entrecote”.

The restaurant is well known for serving one dish, steak frites. Continue reading This Paris Restaurant Serves One Dish & It’s Awesome!

You Can Buy A United Airlines Cookbook With 40+ Inflight Meal Recipes

United Airlines
image: unitedshops.com

United Airlines recently released a cookbook featuring over 40 recipes of their inflight meals.

For most, airline food is not what comes to mind when thinking of a good meal. I think I’m probably in the minority because I usually enjoy it. This new cookbook will offer recipes of meals from the airline’s Polaris premium cabin. (For those of you who didn’t know, United Polaris debuted in December 2016.) Continue reading You Can Buy A United Airlines Cookbook With 40+ Inflight Meal Recipes

We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

philly tacoOver the weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed to Philadelphia for a one night stay at the DoubleTree located in Center City. (We booked the stay to use our Spend A Night On Us Certificate from our recent Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare Offer.)

We had no set plans besides visiting the close-by Legoland Discovery Center the following day.

One of the reasons we love Philadelphia is because its such a great food city. Continue reading We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

Super Proud Dad Moment Inspired By Shake Shack!

Shake Shack
Wearing our Shack shirts at the Acropolis

Last week, Kim and I went up to Lucas’s new school for Open School Night.

Lucas started first grade in the Gift & Talented program at his school. The program comes with a lot of work and learning both in school and at home thanks to lots of homework!

After arriving at our scheduled time, we still had to wait around 10 minutes before going in to talk to his teacher. Continue reading Super Proud Dad Moment Inspired By Shake Shack!

Food Review: The Cheeseburger At Keens Steakhouse

keens steakhouseKeens Steakhouse is one of the oldest restaurants in NYC, founded in 1885.

Keens is famous for their outstanding mutton chop which Kim and I tried a few years back and really enjoyed. There is another item on their pub menu which I’ve wanted to try for quite some time.

I finally got to try the cheeseburger at Keens Steakhouse and in no way did it disappoint! Continue reading Food Review: The Cheeseburger At Keens Steakhouse

Eleven Madison Park Wants You To Put Your Phone In A Box While Dining

Eleven Madison Park
image: instagram @danielhumm

One of the top restaurants in the world wants you to put your cellphone in a box while dining.

Eleven Madison Park, located in NYC and rated number 4 on the World’s 50 Best list would like you to “appreciate the present moment“, according to Eater. Continue reading Eleven Madison Park Wants You To Put Your Phone In A Box While Dining