Tag Archives: Restaurants

What Anthony Bourdain Doesn’t Do On Vacation Might Surprise You

Anthony Bourdain
image: CNN

Anthony Bourdain might just have the coolest job in the world. He gets to travel to amazing places, exploring local food along the way.

When traveling and eating is your career, can going on vacation actually be fun? You might be surprised to find out about something Bourdain doesn’t do on vacation. Continue reading What Anthony Bourdain Doesn’t Do On Vacation Might Surprise You

Kellogg’s Cereal Restaurant Opening in NYC

Cereal Restaurant
image: Eater

Times Square is an area in NYC that I try my best to avoid.

With an abundance of bright lights and costume characters, there’s also no shortage of mega-stores like M&Ms World, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Disney Store, a giant Toys R Us with a ferris wheel inside.

Food options aren’t great in the area and I’d recommend trying the amazing onion soup burger at Le Rivage which is a short walk away.

If you’re a fan of breakfast, specifically cereal and you’ll be near Times Square you’ll soon have an interesting place to dine. Continue reading Kellogg’s Cereal Restaurant Opening in NYC

Dine In A Prison, One of the Most Popular Restaurants in Italy

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image: Franklin County Prison

In January 2015 I wrote about the new “in” place to dine in the UK, prison!

Three popular restaurants are open to the public in British prisons. And now it looks like another country is following the lead by offering a great dining experience behind bars. Continue reading Dine In A Prison, One of the Most Popular Restaurants in Italy

Insects, That’s What For Dinner at London Restaurant

London restaurant
From our 2009 trip to SE Asia (Vietnam)

 

When Andrew Zimmern’s Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods came out, it brought all of the strange foods that people eat around the world into our living rooms. While these foods do seem strange for Westerners, they most likely aren’t seen that way in the places that they are consumed.

The first time that I can recall seeing bugs for sale as a food had to be during our trip to Thailand. I also remember seeing trays of bugs at a supermarket in Vietnam years back and I had to take a photo. My guess is that the locals and shopkeepers probably found it just as odd that I was taking the photos!  Continue reading Insects, That’s What For Dinner at London Restaurant

Last Howard Johnson’s Restaurant- An Unlikely Tourist Attraction

Howard Johnsons Restaurant
image from ABC News article- Mike Groll/ AP Photo

I remember stopping into Howard Johnson’s restaurant as a kid in upstate New York.

I only recall going to the Liberty, NY location which I believe was also a hotel. When it comes to the menu, the only things I remember ordering, were the clam strips.

When thinking of Howard Johnson’s, two other things come to mind.

  1. Former Mets third baseman Howard Johnson
  2. The Howard Johnsons restaurant in NYC’s Times Square which had a pretty cool neon sign. The restaurant closed in 2005.

I recently came across an article from ABC News about an unlikely attraction in Lake George, NY- a recently reopened Howard Johnson’s restaurant. Continue reading Last Howard Johnson’s Restaurant- An Unlikely Tourist Attraction

Derek Jeter: Baseball Icon, Airport Restaurateur?

Derek Jeter
image: espn.com

With Derek Jeter’s storied career coming to an end this past season, the lifetime Yankee’s shortstop must now have lots of free time.

According to Eater, “Derek Jeter Wants to Be An Airport Restaurant Mogul“.

It’s not like he needs the cash as Jeter has made over $265,000,000 in his career just from playing baseball! Continue reading Derek Jeter: Baseball Icon, Airport Restaurateur?

Prison- The New “In” Place To Dine?

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image: Franklin County Prison

There is a hot new place to dine in the U.K. and it’s probably the last place you’d expect people to go for a high end meal.

I’ve heard of various trendy and popular foods that people are willng to wait on long lines for. I’m thinking of more recent items like the incredible Ramen Burger, the Cronut (still haven’t tried a real one) and other things along those lines.

But what about popular or trendy places to dine? Bed restaurants, highly priced tasting menus, pop-up resaurants, dining in the dark,  Medieval Times? (I’m not really serious about the last option.)

Continue reading Prison- The New “In” Place To Dine?

America’s Oldest Restaurants

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Buckhorn Exchange- since 1893

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Last month I wrote a post about America’s Oldest Bars which was based on by an article from Thrillist.

I recently came across another “America’s Oldest” article that was of great interest to me.

Restaurants aren’t always just a place to eat a decent meal. Some are quite old and historical. They might even offer a look back into the past. Kim and I have visited and dined at a few restaurants that fit this description. Continue reading America’s Oldest Restaurants

10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

A couple of years back I wrote a short post about Bizarre Restaurants Around the World. I haven’t thought much about these restaurants since writing the post until writing about how you can Dine With An Unusual Guest in Japan.

If I had to think of a bizarre restaurant that we’ve eaten at I’d probably go with one that isn’t all that strange. Years back, while in Budapest we went to a restaurant called Sir Lancelot. Continue reading 10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

Restaurants With Long Lines Worth Waiting For

Line out the door at Oklahoma Joe’s

Just how long would you wait in line for a meal? Generally speaking, I’d assume that we all hate waiting. When we get to a restaurant we want to be sat instantly and have our food be brought out promptly.

However, some places are just so popular that you know there is going to be a wait. But are you willing to stand in those long lines to get some (hopefully) delicious grub? Continue reading Restaurants With Long Lines Worth Waiting For