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National Martini Day

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Martini Quotes, National Martini Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today: The Martini is the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet. H. L. Mencken Today is National Martini Day here in the United States. I was originally worried about getting this post out in time but I then realized most Martini lovers would go ahead and make this holiday stretch out through the weekend. No one is really sure who came up with the Martini. Some suggest that the Martini came about around the 1860’s at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco. Before hopping on the ferry home commuters would enjoy a drink at the Hotel Bar. The boat ride home was to Martinez so they called this Gin concoction a Martini. Others proclaim that the Martini got its start at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York and was named after the man pouring them around 1911. The classic Martini was a mixture of chilled Gin and Vermouth garnished with a green olive or a twist of lemon. In the beginning, the ratio of Gin to Vermouth was 1:1. However, by the 1930’s it was 3:1 or 4:1 and by the second half of the century it was 8:1 and sometimes even 12:1. When I was taught how to make this drink I was instructed to just wave the bottle...

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A Thousand Reasons to Enter: Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Food, Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest, Metro Diner, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Roswell Ga, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius. Matthew McConaughey Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest For many folks, brunch in Roswell GA is the norm on Sunday mornings. It’s not for the faint hearted to find a restaurant with seating room. We suggest making reservations, where available, for waiting in line for first come first served, you may be there awhile. Case in point, last Sunday we made our way to three different eateries before finding a spot for our family. We decided to try the newest diner in town, Metro Diner. The restaurant was filled to capacity but we managed to get a table. And, that’s where our story begins. On the table was a little table tent that caught my attention with the words “Win $20,000 in prizes” headline. We were all in for playing this game. What was there to lose? We decided to take the quest and enter the Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest. It was easy! TJ snapped a picture of my burger, posted it on social media #BurgerRouteContest and mentioned the restaurant. All done! And, being a Hellmann’s Mayonnaise fan, it seemed only right. You can enter too, by dining at the locations for the “Burger Route Contest.” If you like burgers,...

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Out and About in Roswell GA

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Chicago, GA Tourism, Katie Deal, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Roswell Ga, Roswell GA Events, Roswell GA Trolley, The Doobie Brothers, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: The sunshine in Georgia is just peachy. CJ Something to Talk About ~ Roswell GA The City of Roswell GA continues to up the stakes in things to do and places to go for the summer months. From arts, music, nature quests to quintessential dining in the historic district, these hot spots draw locals and tourist alike. Roswell has provided a new way to navigate the area for those who would rather ride than walk. A...

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Top 5 Heavenly Roads for The Love of Travelling

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Bangalore-Coorg, Delhi-Rann Of Kutch, India Road Trips, Mumbai-Goa, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Top 5 Heavenly Road Trips, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.” Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures Top 5 Heavenly Road Trips Imagine this, a path that seems to keep going on and on, with the company of loved ones, be it your family or friends or the perfect companion, all are the perfect ingredients for a memorable trip....

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National Coq Au Vin Day: Julia Child’s Recipe

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, Julia Child, Julia Child Cookbooks, Julia Child Quotes, Julia Child Recipes, Mastering French Cooking, National Coq Au Vin Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” Julia Child, My Life In France. Today we celebrate National Coq Au Vin Day. To talk about this food holiday leads us to discuss the background and influence of this dish – Julia Child Although the dish Coq Au Vin can be traced to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar, the recipe was not documented...

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Weekend Getaways near Bangalore

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Weekend Getaways India, Weekend Getaways near Bangalore | Comments Off on Weekend Getaways near Bangalore

Quote of the Day: When you have a big goal, everything else becomes background noise.  Nandan Nilekani   Weekend Getaways near Bangalore Yercaud Roughly 230 kilometers southeast of Bangalore is the slope station named Yercaud, considered as one of the Jewels of the South. Getting its name from the thick backwoods that encompass it and the humungous lake in the focal point of the town, Yercaud means ‘Lake Forest’. You can absorb the regular magnificence which this place offers and...

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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 | Comments Off on Top 5 Spots: National Hoagie Day

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...

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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 | Comments Off on The Ambitions of a Pig: National Truffle Day

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....

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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 | Comments Off on The Scoop on Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2017

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 | Comments Off on Scamper To The Table With Some Beautiful Shrimp

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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