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Good Music Vibes: Introducing David J

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in #ItsAlright by David J, iTunes, Roadtrips R Us, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato We follow the music news of producer Sean Clyde of C&C Media. He has been a hit maker for years. We love the fact it hasn’t gone to his head. (smiles) He takes an active interest in developing young talent and David J’s music is one of his latest projects. If you like happy tunes, you’ll love #ItsAlright. Listen to #ItsAlright by David J ~ An up and coming feel good artist Purchase #ItsAlright on itunes Meet David J ~   Thank you for following our blog and connecting on social media. We appreciate your support. CJ & TJ      ...

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Food Holiday: National Eat A Hoagie Day

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Eat A Hoagie Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. James Beard Today’s Food Holiday is National “Eat a Hoagie Day.” The name hoagie for a sandwich has its roots in Philadelphia. Elsewhere in the United States, pretty much the same size sandwich with various types of bread and fillings have many different names. How the name “hoagie” got attached to a sandwich in Philadelphia has multiple versions. One story claims that Italians working at the World I shipyard in Philadelphia, known as “Hog’s Island,” introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. In different parts of the City other names for this sandwich included the Hoggie, Hog Island, Hokie, Hogan, Honkie, Hoogie, and Hooky. However by 1955, restaurants throughout the district were using the term “Hoagie” with many of them selling them with pizza. Here are some places to get this sandwich and their regional counterparts. 1) The Hero Sandwich: Popular name given throughout the Burroughs of New York. Graham Avenue Meats & Deli in Brooklyn offers the “Willie’s Italian” Hero, with carefully layered ingredients and either pickled red peppers with mild provolone or chili infused olive oil and smoked provolone. 2) The Submarine Sandwich: The “Sub” is a wide spread name that does not...

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National Chocolate Milkshake Day: Food Holidays

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Ivar “Pop” Caulson, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Did you just buy a five dollar shake? Vincent, Pulp Fiction Mia: Sure did. Vincent: A shake? Milk and ice cream? Mia: Uh-huh Vincent: It costs five dollars? Mia: Yep Vincent: You don’t put bourbon in it or anything? Waiter: Nope Vincent: Just checking. National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2016: September 12th An 1885 British newspaper describes the milkshake as a manly drink composed of whiskey, ice cream and milk. For the next thirty-seven years, milkshakes were...

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Top 5 Spots: National Hot Dog Day

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Hot Dog Day, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, The Varsity in Atlanta, Travel | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. Dwight D. Eisenhower Today is National Hot Dog Day. I would have thought the fifth of this month would be a better frankfurter day. But hey, what do I know? One thing I do know is that the once cursed log of mystery meat is now more popular than ever. If you have read our blog before you already know that...

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Food Holiday: Easy Recipe Steak au Poivre

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in Food, Food Holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Travel | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Isn’t it funny how alcohol, heavy cream, and butter make things taste better. Anonymous (TJ)   Today we celebrate National Steak au Poivre Day. This delicious French dish consists of a steak, traditionally a Filet Mignon, coated with cracked black peppercorns and served with a pan sauce. My favorite version of this dish uses an old fashion coffee grinder. Your grandmother may have had one of these contraptions Where you crush the beans with a hand...

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Food Holidays: National Filet Mignon Day

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Author Carolyn Bowen, Cross-Ties Book (New Edition) Carolyn Bowen, Food, Food Blog, Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, National Filet Mignon Day, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: If wishes were filet mignon, we’d always eat well at dinner. Author Dean Koontz Today’s food holiday is National Filet Mignon Day. One of my favorite beef recipes is Chateaubriand Steak. It was named after Francois Rene de Chateaubriand (born 9-4-1768). Francois Rene de Chateaubriand living in a very volatile time in the history of France, especially for an aristocrat, Francois-Rene had his share of ups and downs including two terms of exile, one in...

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Food Commercial Star: Clara Peller

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Wendy's | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius. Matthew McConaughey On this day in history, we lost actress/manicurist Clara Peller. Clara lived in an around Chicago most of her life. Married at age twenty, she divorced eight years later with two children. For thirty-five years she worked as a manicurist in a Chicago beauty salon. In the early 1980’s, there was a commercial being filmed nearby, and they...

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National Chicken Wing Day

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in $3 Café, Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe, Food, Food Blog, Food History, National Chicken Wing Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Teressa Bellissimo, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Voltaire Today is National Chicken Wing Day celebrating the culinary epiphany of epic proportion created by Teressa Bellissimo as an appetizer October 3, 1964. Not realizing it at the time, Mrs. Bellissimo created a dish that not only made her a fortune but also changed the fate of a discarded part of America’s...

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National Hamburger Day 2016

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Burger Fest, Food, Food Blog, Hamburger History, Louis Lunch, National Hamburger Day, Recipes, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet.” George Foreman quotes (American Boxer, b.1949) Today is National Hamburger Day and there’s no telling how many will be sold today. No real accurate numbers exist, but my guess is around 137,000,000 of them will be consumed. The Hamburg Steak has been around a long time, but a...

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Catfish: Not the Movie

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Food Recipes, Louisiana, National Catfish Day, Opelousas Catfish, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: My husband calls me ‘catfish’. He says I’m all mouth and no brains. Dolly Parton June 25th is National Catfish Day in the good ole old USA. Unlike many other so called food holidays, this one was put on the calendar when Congress, by House Joint Resolution 178, authorized and requested President Reagan to issue a proclamation in its observance back in 1987. Between 1975-85 the farm raising of catfish in the US increased by 1200%....

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