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Krog Street Market: Inman Park

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Atlanta Attractions, Food, Food Blog, Grand Champion BBQ, Inman Park Atlanta, Krog Street Market, Krog Street Market: Inman Park, Pet Works, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Krog Street Market: Inman Park

Quote for Today: Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. John Steinbeck What do you think about when planning a short day trip? For us, we want to go somewhere we think would be a happy place. We found just that place at the Krog Street Market (KSM) at Inman Park, a destination for Atlanta’s in-town culture. Newly opened in a 1920’s renovated warehouse, it has an eclectic feel about it with some of the best restaurants, shops and watering holes in town. The parking is not bad either for those not living in this quaint area where walking is common. The plusses include charging posts for your car while you enjoy the market with additional regular parking for visitors. Whether you want to dine in or outside, there is plenty of space to cop-a-squat...

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Escoffier: Lucky To Not Be In The States

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Atlanta, Atlanta Speakeasies, Auguste Escoffier, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Roadtrips R Us, Savoy Hotel, Today in Food History, Volstead Act | Comments Off on Escoffier: Lucky To Not Be In The States

Thought for Today: “La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.” Auguste Escoffier English: “Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.” Today in Food History one of the greatest chefs the world has ever seen, Auguste Escoffier, was born in the Southeast of France in the commune Villeneuve-Loubet near the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Entering this world in 1846 he lived to the ripe old age of 88 passing away in Monaco in 1935. During his career, he combined his talents with the best hotelier of the day Cesar Ritz at the Savoy Hotel in London creating the ultimate in food, service and luxurious accommodations of their day. Meanwhile, here in America the temperance movement was in full swing. Alcohol was becoming a big issue. The leaders of the movement were driven to ban the production and...

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Fast Food – Not just for kids these days…

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Books, Cross-Ties, Food, Food Blog, Moe’s Southwest Grill, National Fast Food Day 2012, Roadtrips R Us, Top 5 Fast Food Restaurants Atlanta 2012, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on Fast Food – Not just for kids these days…

Quote for Today:  Hold the pickles; hold the lettuce, something new will not upset us.  Anonymous Today is National Fast Food Day 2012 and I could go on and on about my favorites.  With the economy today and American’s willingness to try new foods, fast food has definitely changed.  I have decided to give you five of my favorites from the city I grew up in – Atlanta. Moe’s Southwest Grill – Multiple locations – The “Joey Bag of Donuts” is my favorite.  Grilled Sirloin, Chicken or Pork wrapped in a giant flour tortilla with seasoned rice, red or black beans, shredded cheese and twenty plus items that can be added as desired.  I opt for the fresh cilantro, fresh jalapenos, and Moe’s Hard Rock & Roll Sauce.  It is delicious. What the Pho? Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA...

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The Bird may be the Word, But the Wing is the Thing…

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in $3 Café, Atlanta, Buffalo Wing recipe, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food History, New York City, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Teressa Bellissimo, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on The Bird may be the Word, But the Wing is the Thing…

Quote for Today:  I’ve never met a wing I didn’t like.  TJ Today in 1964, a culinary creation of epic proportions was created at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.  Not realizing it at the time, Teressa Bellissimo created an appetizer that not only made her a fortune but also changed the fate of a discarded part of “the white meat.” On this fateful night Teressa’s son was tending the family’s bar when some of his friends came in at closing time in need of some fuel to keep them going.  Without much in her pantry, Teressa fried some chicken wings she normally used for stock, tossed them in some hot sauce combined with margarine and served them with blue cheese dressing.  As the gods would have it, a culinary epiphany was born. As far as I’m concerned,...

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Mudbug Heaven on the Bayou…

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Crawfish, dining, Food, Food Blog, Louisiana, Mudbug, Music Events, New Orleans, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Seafood, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Twitter | Comments Off on Mudbug Heaven on the Bayou…

Quote for Today:  “New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” – Mark Twain Something is always going on in New Orleans, but this time of the year is special to me because of one thing – crawfish.  These crustaceans that look like mini lobsters are by far my favorite thing to eat that comes out of the water.  Louisiana is the world’s largest producer of these “Mudbugs” and more than half of these are consumed in the state.  Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that when I am eating crawfish, it is best to leave me alone.  Last year, I procured ten pounds from the French Quarter Market and headed over to my parents house.  As soon as they informed me that I did not have to share, all hell...

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Reflections from the Past

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Atlanta, Culinary Institute of America, Culinary schools, dining, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Georgia, Quotes, Rand McNally & USA Today - Best of the Road, Recipe, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel Blog, Twitter | Comments Off on Reflections from the Past

Quote for Today:  Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.  Billy Wilder Today in food history (May 22, 1946) the world’s premier culinary school, The Culinary Institute of America was founded in Hyde Park, New York.  This milestone brought to mind some reflections from my past. In 1997, I gave up teaching tennis when I was thrust in the role of kitchen manager at a restaurant on the outskirts of Atlanta.  Everyone told me I was out of my mind, working twice as hard and making half as much.  To this I proclaimed, “Sorry, I’m happy.” Three months into my role of running a kitchen, everyone from family to former tennis students were telling me to go to culinary school.   At the time, in my early adulthood, I was happy with what was unfolding, and terrified of being stuck in debt with...

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