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National Gazpacho Day 2017 Quote of the Day: Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard Today is National Gazpacho Day 2017! We are celebrating this tasty food holiday by soaking up the sights and sounds of its native origin – Seville, Spain. We also experimented making this delicious cold appetizer using one of The New York Times recommended recipes. This fun food sampling and review is noted below in our recipe section. Gazpacho Soup History The Gazpacho Soup is native to Seville Spain, the capital of Andalusia. This region is one of the hottest major metropolitan areas in the geographical Western Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C (95 °F). This tidbit of information provided a clear understanding of the reasoning behind serving this appetizer ice cold rather than hot like a typical...

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Le quatorze juillet (14th of July)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2012 in Events, Food, Food Blog, France, History, Louisiana, National Bastille Day, Recipe, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel, Travel Blog, Twitter | Comments Off on Le quatorze juillet (14th of July)

Quote for Today:  “Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.” Maximilien Robespierre July 14th marks the anniversary of a peasant uprising in 1789 Paris.  A mob of around eight thousand Parisians gathered in the streets.  A portion of this angry group decided to storm the Bastille (Prison).  Their objective was to acquire ammunition, and gunpowder, as well as free all the political prisoners.  In the fighting that followed, ninety-eight attackers were killed with the loss of only one defender.  During the aftermath however, Governor de Launay, Mayor Jacques de Flesselles and seven other defenders of the Monarchy were killed.  Shortly after this uprising, on August 4th feudalism was abolished and on August 26th the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was enacted. One year later, July 14th, 1790, a huge...

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Raptors, Blue Jays, and Locavores…

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in CN Tower Toronto, Concerts, dining, Facebook, Food, Food Blog, History, Hotels, Johnny Clegg, Music Events, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Twitter, Uncategorized, Vacation | Comments Off on Raptors, Blue Jays, and Locavores…

Quote for Today:  God Bless America, but God help Canadians put up with them.  Anonymous CJ was talking about all the people from Canada that have contacted us through social media.  I knew what was coming “TJ, why don’t we take a trip to Toronto.”  Trying my usual deaf and dumb act I didn’t respond, hoping she would get involved in something and forget about it.  No such luck, two minutes later I was summoned to the computer to see how beautiful this city is and all the happenings going on there. When thinking about Toronto, great food didn’t come to mind.  I also didn’t realize that it is the fifth largest populous city in North America boasting over 5.5 million people.  Toronto is also one of the world’s most diverse cities in the fact that forty-nine percent of...

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Finally Dreaming of the Real West Coast…

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Food, Food Blog, Food Network, Food Trucks, History, Hodad's, Lexus, Music Events, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, San Diego Music Scene, Travel, Travel Blog, Twitter, Vacation | Comments Off on Finally Dreaming of the Real West Coast…

Quote for Today:  “I thought San Diego must be Heaven on earth…It seemed to me the best spot for building a city I ever saw.”  Alonzo Horton, builder of New Town, site of current downtown San Diego, 1877 CJ and I were looking up some of the places we would love to visit and San Diego was one of the top picks.  CJ has always wanted to go to the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay venue which I’ll let her tell you about later.  As usual, my main interest would be my stomach. Besides hitting every food truck and taqueria possible, I would go all the way to the West coast to try a burger at Hodad’s.  Since 1969 they have been serving colossal burgers and when they appeared on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the business...

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What Goes Around – Comes Around…

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Backdraft, Blues, Chicago, Delmonico's Restaurant, Food, Food Blog, History, McGuire's Irish Pub, New York City, O' Sullivan's Irish Pub, Quotes, Rand McNally & USA Today - Best of the Road, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Twitter | Comments Off on What Goes Around – Comes Around…

Quote for Today:  A quotation at the right moment is like bread in a famine.  ~Talmud Today in History The famous New York City restaurant, Delmonico’s, closed its door on May 21, 1923.  Regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the nation, they just couldn’t survive during prohibition.  First of all, it is very hard for fine dining to make money without the high profit of alcohol offsetting the low profit in food.  Secondly, Delmonico’s could not produce the Baked Alaska and Lobster Thermidor that made them famous without alcohol.  Realistically, more than half of their menu relied on alcohol to complete a dish.  Subsequently, prohibition not only nailed the coffin shut on taverns, pubs, bars, and saloons, but also turned down the sheets of a large number of restaurants’ deathbeds.  The 19th Amendment brought about the lucrative business of...

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Between the Hedges and the Bunkers

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Antebellum Homes, Augusta, dining, Fitzpatrick Hotel, Food Blog, Georgia, Getaways, History, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Twitter, Vacation | Comments Off on Between the Hedges and the Bunkers

Quote for Today:  A small town is a place where there’s no place to go where you shouldn’t.   Burt Bacharach   Washington, Georgia Washington, Georgia is a picturesque town located between the home of the Bulldogs, Athens, GA and the home of the Green Jackets, Augusta, GA.  Washington has a rich history dating back to the American Revolution where at the Battle of Kettle Creek, The American Patriots won an important battle.  Even though no civil war battles were fought on Wilkes County soil, Confederate President Jefferson Davis met with his cabinet for the last time at the Heard House ending the war. Because the Civil War never reared its ugly head in Wilkes County, Washington and the surrounding plantations survived.  Today, there are more restored Antebellum, Victorian and Colonial homes along the tree lined streets of Washington than any other...

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