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Top 5 Spots: National Hoagie Day

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Best Hoagies in the US, Food, Food Blog, Food History, History of the Hoagie Sandwich, National Hoagie Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Hoagie Day Quote for Today: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. James Beard Today’s National Food Holiday is “National 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: Our Hero’s at 785 Bergen Ave Jersey City, NJ is the go-to place for juicy sandwiches served on buttery pieces of bread. You can’t go wrong with any of the selections at this Mom and Pop sandwich shop. Note: bring cash!   2) The Submarine Sandwich: The “Sub” is a widespread name that does not...

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The Ambitions of a Pig: National Truffle Day

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, National Truffle Day., Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: The pig is not just pork chops and bacon and ham to us. The pig is a co-laborer in this great land-healing ministry. Joel Salatin National Truffle Day Pigs eat them, dogs sniff them, and people pay astronomical prices for them, why?  Chef TJ Today’s Food Holiday is National Truffle Day. In Hong Kong, real estate tycoon, Sir Gordon Wu and his wife paid $167,787 (U.S.) for a gigantic white Alba Truffle weighing in at 1.5 kg. It was the most expensive truffle ever sold at the time.  However, one year later, a casino magnate Stanley Ho purchased a white truffle from Tuscany for $330,000 at an annual auction in Hong Kong. It was the record price paid for a single white truffle (December 2007). In December 2014, a White Alba’s Truffle weighing in at 4.16 pounds or 1.89 kilos was unearthed in the Umbrian region of Italy by the Balestra Family of Sabatino. It was auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York. While some had expected it to sell for $1 million, it was sold for $61,000 to a Taiwanese buyer. Wikipedia Why are truffles in such demand? Research shows that truffles were plentiful in the late 19th and early 20th century and commonly used.  Since then, deforestation, war, and disease reduced...

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The Scoop on Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2017

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Cinco de Mayo, Food, Food Blog, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cinco de Mayo 2017 It’s time to plan a Cinco de Mayo party. 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,...

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Scamper To The Table With Some Beautiful Shrimp

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Shrimp Scampi Day April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day. Restaurants across America have been serving Shrimp Scampi for years, especially the Italian-American establishments in the Northeast and the Midwest. You’d be hard pressed though to find this dish when traveling through Italy. Scampi in Italy are small crustaceans with light pink shells that look closer to lobster than they do shrimp. In Europe, they’re also known as Langoustine or Dublin Bay Prawns and Norway Lobster.   The...

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Jazz Fest, LA Arts & Crafts, Music, New Orleans Events, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017, New Orleans LA, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue | 0 comments

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017 Quote of the Day: “There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.” Boris Vian The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked-off today with jazz artists, Cajun foods, and crafts featured throughout the grounds. The festival will be in high gear from April 28 – Sunday, May 7th. The...

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Mother’s Day Tribute 2017

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Copperhead Lodge GA, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Mother's Day 2017, Mother's Day Brunch, Mother's Day Dining Ideas, Mother's Day History, Mother's Day Restaurants, Mother's Day Restaurants GA, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. Anonymous One of the most important days in the year is Sunday, May 14th – Mother’s Day. It is the biggest holiday behind Christmas Eve and Easter for the sale of flowers, greeting cards, long-distance calls, and special gifts. This is also the busiest day of the year for restaurants. Mother’s Day Tribute 2017 What were its humble beginnings? Brief History – Anna Jarvis...

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5 Deadliest Roads in India

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in 5 Deadliest Roads India, India Roadtrips, Khardung La India, Kinnaur Road India, Leh-Manali Highway India, Road Adventure, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized, Zoji La Pass India | 0 comments

5 Deadliest Roads in India For ages, roads have remained the best and sometimes only means to access those remote parts nestled high in the mountains or existing in deep forests. In India developing, efficient roads have been a high priority and have resulted in road communication to most parts of the country. And among them are those treacherous roads so narrow that riding on the road feels like tightrope walking. They are so deadly that most of them...

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You Deserve A Break, It’s National Frozen Food Day

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Food Holidays, National Frozen Food Day, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard  National Frozen Food Day It’s National Frozen Food Day and a reminder that there are some delicious choices in the frozen food sections at our local grocery stores.  After a long day with the kids or a 12 hour day cooking for customers, it’s nice to be able to look inside the freezer for something quick and easy to prepare.  Here are the top five...

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National Ramen Noodle Day

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Ramen Noodle Day Quote for Today: Contemporary ramen is totally different than what most Americans think ramen should be. Ramen is not one thing; there are many, many different types. David Chang  Today is the official food holiday for Ramen Noodles. The creator of Ramen Noodles was Momofuku Ando born on March 5th, 1910 in Taiwan. Mr. Ando was the founder of Nissin Food Products, and invented ‘Instant  Noodles’.  With the ravages of World War II still in effect,...

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National Clams on the Half Shell Day: Food Holiday

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Clam Recipes, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Clams on the Half Shell Day, National Food Holidays, Recipes, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Clams on the Half Shell Day Quote for Today: There is only one drinking spot for us and it is the Clam. Peter, The Family Guy      March 31st is National Clams on the Half Shell Day.  How this day came about I have no idea. In doing some research on this subject, I came to realize that no one else had any insight as to how this day came about either. No matter, Clams are delicious and don’t...

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