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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 trademarked the phrases, “Second Sunday in May,” and “Mother’s Day” in 1912. She created the Mother’s Day International Association. It was her mother’s dream of making the day a celebration of all mothers. The idea took off with the help of wealthy Philadelphia merchant, John Wanamaker and with the support of President Woodrow Wilson, this day became an official holiday...

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International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Food, Food & Travel Blog, International Hot and Spicy Food Day, International Hot and Spicy Food Day: Top 5 Spots to Celebrate, Roadtrips R Us,, Today's Food Holiday, Top 5 Spots to celebrate Hot and Spicy Food Day, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Quote for Today: Always add a little spicy heat to your dishes. TJ International Hot and Spicy Food Day: Top 5 Spots to Celebrate Today’s Food Holiday  is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. CJ and I love “flavorful” foods which means that we like foods that make us sweat. Flavorful is very good, but loads of Scoville units tickle my fancy. Below is a list of my five favorite foods and the Top 5 Spots for Hot & Spicy Food. They may not contain 16 million of the aforementioned units that burn your mouth, but they taste great. 5) Crawfish – Boiled in Cajun Seasoning with new potatoes, Corn on the Cob and Chaurice Sausage. If done well, the heat in your mouth makes you want more. If you are in Louisiana, try the The Boiling Point in Sulphur, Louisiana from...

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National Sandwich Day: Food History

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Earl of Sandwich, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, National Sandwich Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, The Hell Fire Club, Today in Food History | 0 comments

National Sandwich Day: Food History~ It’s A Whopper Story Quote of the Day: Hors D’oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces. Jack Benny John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, 1718-1792 was an infamous man who during the very late hours of the night in 1762 invented the sandwich. Legend has it that the Earl was too busy gambling to stop for a meal. Instead, he called for a servant to bring him roast beef between two slices of bread so that his fingers would not get the cards greasy. The Earl was not a very well liked man. As the first Lord of the Admiralty, he displayed gross incompetence and was very corrupt. As chief admiral of the British Navy, Montagu most likely contributed to the success of the American Revolution because of his actions. The Earl...

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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 the Chili Cheese Dog with mustard and lots of onion from The Varsity in Atlanta is King as far as we are concerned. Another favorite are the Coney’s from Skyline Chili based in Cincinnati. The Dew Drop Inn in Mobile, Alabama also makes a dog that is hard to beat. With all this said, here is our top 5 list...

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60th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in 60th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Southern Festivals, Tracy Lawrence, Travel | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of this world’s luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took we know it because she repented.”  Mark Twain 60th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival June 24th & 25th It’s official, the summer season has begun. There’s no better way to celebrate than road trips to special events. The Panhandle Watermelon Festival in Chipley, Fl has been celebrating their growers harvest for the past 60 years. This weekend event brings together everything that makes rural living fun. The spotlight is on the best tasting watermelons in the South or anywhere else. Taste...

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National Peach Melba Day

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Food & Travel Blog, Food History, National Peach Melba Day, Roadtrips R Us, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today is National Peach Melba Day. This delicious dessert was created by the world famous Savoy executive chef, Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800’s. He named it Peach Melba in honor of Australian operatic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba. History In 1892, Nellie Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden. The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner party to celebrate her triumph. For the occasion, Escoffier created a new dessert, and to display it, he used an ice sculpture of a swan, which is featured in the opera. The swan carried peaches which rested on a bed of vanilla ice cream and which were topped with spun sugar. In 1900 Escoffier created a new version of the dessert. He omitted the ice swan and topped the peaches with raspberry purée. Other versions of this dessert use pears,...

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