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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 | 0 comments

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 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...

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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 | 0 comments

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. It was the most expensive truffle ever sold at the time.  However, one year later, a casino magnate Stanley Ho purchased a white truffle from Tuscany for $330,000 at an annual auction in Hong Kong. It was the record price paid for a single white truffle (December 2007). In December 2014, a White Alba’s Truffle weighing in at 4.16 pounds...

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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 | 0 comments

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, in the U.S. it’s a great excuse to enjoy some great Latin food along with a few Cerveza’s and maybe a Tequila or two. Dining Out Some of the biggest celebrations in the U.S. occur in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. Down South here in Atlanta there will also be plenty of folks hitting the town to start the weekend...

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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 | 0 comments

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 traditional way to serve them in Italy is sautéed in olive oil with garlic, onion and white wine. When Italians came to the US they substituted domestic shrimp for the small crustaceans they were used too. They cooked them the same way they always did and thus Shrimp “Scampi” style was born. One big problem was the access to good...

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Jazz Fest, LA Arts & Crafts, Music, New Orleans Events, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017, New Orleans LA, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue | 0 comments

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017 Quote of the Day: “There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.” Boris Vian The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked-off today with jazz artists, Cajun foods, and crafts featured throughout the grounds. The festival will be in high gear from April 28 – Sunday, May 7th. The line-up of entertainers will knock your socks off. Take a look at the schedule and plan your trip to see your favorite entertainers. Here are a couple of our favorites Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Pitbull. If you love jazz and good music period, you’ll be pleased with the entertainment.    “New Orleans food is as delicious as the less...

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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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