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National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in "Archie Bell and the DRELLS", Christmas Season, Christmas Shopping, Corner Gift Shop, Daily Food Holidays, Diners, dining, Fast Food Restaurants, Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Holiday, Food Quotes, Food Reviews, National Food Hoidays USA, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies), Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, RoadTrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies)

National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies) Quote for Today: Neapolitan’s have always had their fast food. It’s called pizza. Luciano De Crescenzo   Today is National Pizza with the Works Day (except anchovies). Americans really love their pizzas. We have a Pizza Festival Month, three Pizza Days and two weeks all dedicated to some form of this late night dorm room favorite.   Hold the Anchovies? One thing that gets me is the exclusion of the anchovy. Anchovies are salty and a little overpowering, but hey, get them on the side, why not? We get everything else on the side. Give them a quick rinse under cold water if you like then try it on a slice. You might be surprised by a taste of Umami lingering around. If the anchovy is just too much for you, try some high-quality fish...

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Black Forest Cake: Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Audrey Hepburn Quotes, CA, Cafe Ahrend, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, Food Reviews, GA, Josef Keller, MO, Roadtrips R Us, Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, Today in Food History, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Black Forest Cake: Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte

Quote for Today:  Let’s face it, Chocolate Cake does a lot for people, it does for me.  Audrey Hepburn   Today is Black Forest Cake day.  Unlike German Chocolate Cake, this delectable desert actually did originate in Germany.  The cake is not named after Germany’s densely wooded mountain range, but rather after the unique liquor of the region made from a double distillation of tart cherries.  The German’s called this concoction Schwarzwalder Kirschwasser and here in the States it simply goes by Kirsch. This famous cake is made up of several layers of moist Chocolate Cake separated by layers of whipped cream and cherries.  Traditionally, sour cherries are used as well as the Kirsch in the cake.  In the U.S. sweet cherries with the absence of alcohol are commonly found.  Black Forest Cake was first mentioned in print by...

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The Jersey Grinders vs the Philly Hoagies

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Food, Food Reviews, Graham Avenue Meats & Deli, Hoagie Quotes, Hoagie Sandwich Shops, Johnny's Po'Boys French Quarter, Koch’s Deli, Nardelli’s, Roadtrips R Us, Soda & Swine Restaurant, The Grinder Sandwich, The Hero Sandwich, The Hoagie, The Po’Boy Sandwich, The Submarine Sandwich, Today in Food History, Travel | Comments Off on The Jersey Grinders vs the Philly Hoagies

Quote for Today: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. James Beard This weekend we celebrated “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...

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Do you know the way to Bonifay?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Alabama, dining, Food, Food Reviews, Lifestyle, PHO Noodle & Kaboodle, Pho Noodles & Kaboodles, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do you know the way to Bonifay?

Quote for Today: When you find a little slice of heaven, eat it.  TJ CJ & I had a little side trip to Bonifay this past Friday. Our mission was to procure proteins, mainly whole tenderloin and sirloin. Our sources told us of a place called Tate’s Grocery in the beautiful town of Hartford, Alabama a short distance from the Florida line. I am sure you have probably never heard of Hartford. The only one I had ever heard of was in Connecticut where they sell insurance. As luck would have it, time was of the essence. Not able to peruse the store thoroughly we decided to go back today. If you have ever read our blog before, there is a Pho house in Bonifay going by the name of PHO Noodle & Kaboodle . We have dined at this establishment before...

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Doing Q in the Lone Star State

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Food & Travel Blog, Food Reviews, Kansas City BBQ, Roadtrips R Us, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Doing Q in the Lone Star State

Quote for Today:  “Psychologists have shown that certain foods, among them barbecue, just plain make us happy. Who needs comfort food when we can have happy food?”  Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn Today’s post is by Paula Londe who responded to us on Twitter about being a guest blogger.  She claims her food writing is not great, but we beg to differ.  Here is her take on BBQ from Luling, Texas that Local Eats gave a good review.  B&W photos courtesy of Flickr Thank You, G-d, for Texas BBQ by Paula Londe, Guest Blogger This is a feast for the eyes, not just for the tummy. Look at the colors. The effects of the smoke. The basics of eating on paper–not paper plates but paper. This is Texas BBQ. And it’s divine. Add root beer and there’s really nothing else to be...

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