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British Sandwich Week

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in 11th Earl of Sandwich, British Sandwich Week, Earl of Sandwich, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays UK, John Montagu, London England, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Sammies Awards, Today in Food History, Travel | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Life is like a sandwich-the more you add to it, the better it becomes. Unknown May 8th-14th is National British Sandwich Week. The Brit’s love their sandwiches and take them very seriously. Although sandwiches in some form have been around since ancient times, the moniker sandwich did not come about until the 18th century. John Montagu, a British statesman, succeeded his grandfather in 1729 at the age of ten as the Earl of Sandwich. John was an avid gambler, not wanting to waste time, he would have his servants slap some meat between slices of bread so he could eat with one hand while having the second free for his cards. His fellow cribbage players would follow suit saying “I’ll have what Sandwich is having.” Thus the term Sandwich was born. The British Sandwich Association (not kidding) will be hosting the Sammies Awards this week that are the sandwich industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. Categories range from marketing, technical excellence, new sandwich, multiple retailer all the way up to the Sandwich Industry Award given to the business or individual that made the biggest contribution to the growth, development and prosperity of England’s Sandwich Industry. If you’re visiting London anytime soon, here are a few sandwiches you might want to...

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The 5th of May: Cinco de Mayo

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in 5th of May, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote: Cinco de Mayo – there’s no better excuse to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo via GIPHY Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo is upon us once again. This May celebration pays homage to the Mexican victory over the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This however didn’t mark the end of the Franco-Mexican War as the French didn’t pull out until 1867. Many American’s confuse this date with Mexican independence although that day had passed some 50 years earlier on September 16th. Though a somewhat minor holiday south of the border, in the U.S. it’s a great excuse to enjoy some great Latin food along with a few Cerveza’s and maybe a Tequila or two. Some of the biggest celebrations in the U.S. occur in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. Down South here in Atlanta there will also be plenty of folks hitting the town to start the weekend early. If you don’t mind the crowds, here are a few places to go. The original El Taco in Virginia Highlands, Escorpion Tequila Bar on Peachtree Street, Agave Restaurant downtown on Boulevard or If you want to stay on the North-side of town, there’s Eclipse Di Luna on Ashford Dunwoody. If dodging elbows and sombreros is not your style, why not create your...

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National Hoagie Day: Top 5 Spots in the U.S.

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food History, National Hoagie Day: Top 5 Spots in the U.S., Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Top U.S. Spots for Hoagies, Travel | 0 comments

A Sandwich with a History: National Hoagie Day   Today is National Hoagie Day. The term hoagie originated in the Philadelphia area according to some sources. There’s debate and different theories about the hoagies existence. The Philadelphia Bulletin reported, in 1953, that Italians working at the World War I–era shipyard in Philadelphia known as Hog Island introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. This became known as the “Hog Island” sandwich;...

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Brianna Shelko: Taking A Stand In Music

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Brianna Shelko Music, C & C Media, Felton Pilate, Roadtrips R Us | 0 comments

Quote for Today: All our Dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney Brianna Shelko is taking a stand in the music world. We’ve been talking about Brianna ever since she won the North Georgia Idol contest at Copperhead Lodge in 2012. She’s been a recording artist since she was 10 years old. Her previous music projects include Replay, Sing the Blues, and more. Check out Brianna’s new album on Itunes called How Life Goes. This 22...

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Today in Food History: The Birth of Coca-Cola

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Coca-Cola History, Food, Food Blog, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, World of Coca Cola | 0 comments

Quote for Today: The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it. Lewis Grizzard, New York Times, Apr. 26, 1985 March 12th 1894, Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before that it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain. Coca-Cola began in...

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The Best Places To Eat: Off The Grid

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Marie's Restaurant, Road Trips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” J.R.R. Tolkien Top 5 Spots for Eating off the Grid The Best Places To Eat: Off the Grid Seems like I am reading the same things day after day about food, especially restaurants. I am always hearing about Red Carpet Openings in the trendiest parts of the world using the wildest and most expensive ingredients. Celebrity...

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St. Patrick’s Day 2016

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Food, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Saint Patrick Day, Savannah GA St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, St. Patrick's Day history, St. Patrick's Day Recipe, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

St. Patrick’s Day: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Quote for Today: May the love and protection St. Patrick can give – Be yours in abundance as long as you live. Irish Blessing St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 with celebrations in Irish Pubs and restaurants across the United States. Many cities are promoting everything green from dyeing rivers and fountains to parades honoring the Irish.  Savannah’s historic district rates as a top St. Patty Day celebration destination. There’s always the possibility that you...

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Spring Fashion 2016: Top 10 Colors

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Top 10 Spring Fashion Colors, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. Harriet Ann Jacobs Spring is on its way. The official astronomical spring (Northern Hemisphere) begins on Sunday, March 20 and ends on Sunday, June 19. We enjoy the changing of seasons. The weather this winter in our locale went from freezing to spring like temperatures all within one week. It was hard to know what to wear each...

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Mitch’s Meats and Fish: Roswell GA

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Fresh Meats & Fish Roswell GA, Mitch Manoloff, Mitch’s Meats and Fish, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: A good butcher is important to have. It’s like a shrink. Carson Daly Food News: Mitch’s Meats & Fish – Roswell, GA I got a call the other day from the guy who gave me my first taste of the restaurant business. I was first introduced to Mitch Manoloff while he was the proprietor of Moriah’s Restaurant in Roswell, GA. This was back in 1994, long before historic Roswell was the chic and very expensive mecca...

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National Almond Day

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Food Holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

National Almond Day Quote of the Day: I said to the almond tree, “Friend, speak to me of God,” and the almond tree blossomed. Nikos Kazantzakis Today is National Almond Day. Roasted, candied, smoked or salted they make a great snack on their own. These nuts are native to the Middle East and were domesticated around 3000 B.C. Evidence of almonds were found in King Tut’s tomb. Ancient people were brave souls because in their wild form, almonds produced...

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