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National Guacamole Day 2017

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Food Holiday, National Guacamole Day 2017, Restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday - Where to Celebrate, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Guacamole Day 2017

National Guacamole Day 2017 Quote of the Day: I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. Frank Bruni September 16th is National Guacamole Day 2017. The Aztecs used avocado to make this sauce (dip) as early as the sixteenth century. The Spanish fell in love with the avocado and brought it back to Europe after they conquered the Aztec. The California Avocado Advisory Board had a tough time marketing this fruit for a while. In the 40’s, they started giving Americans recipes for guacamole and tried to teach Americans how to pronounce it. In the 60’s, they sought to give the avocado a Pacific Island image. In the 70’s, they went for more of a Mediterranean theme. All this hard work has made guacamole one of America’s...

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Top 5 Spots for National Hoagie Day

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Hoagie Sandwich History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top 5 Spots for National Hoagie Day

The Sandwich With A History: National Hoagie Day Today is National Eat A Hoagie Day. The term hoagie originated in the Philadelphia area according to some sources. There are debate and different theories about the hoagies existence. The Philadelphia Bulletin reported, in 1953, that Italians working at the World War I–era shipyard in Philadelphia known as Hog Island introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. This became known as the “Hog Island” sandwich; shortened to “Hoggies”, then the “hoagie”. Wikipedia The Philadelphia Almanac and Citizen’s Manual offers a different explanation. It claims that the sandwich was created by early-twentieth-century street vendors called “hokey-pokey men“. The first “hoagie” sold was when Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S. Pinafore opened in Philadelphia in 1879, bakeries produced a long loaf called the pinafore. The entrepreneurial “hokey-pokey...

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National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2017

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Chocolate Milkshake Day 2017, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2017

Quote for Today: Did you just buy a five dollar shake? Vincent, Pulp Fiction Mia: Sure did. Vincent: A shake? Milk and ice cream? Mia: Uh-huh Vincent: It costs five dollars? Mia: Yep Vincent: You don’t put bourbon in it or anything? Waiter: Nope Vincent: Just checking. National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2017: September 12th A 1885 British newspaper describes the milkshake as a manly drink composed of whiskey, ice cream, and milk. For the next thirty-seven years, milkshakes were associated with bars, tavern, and inns. It was not until 1922 that Woolworth’s starting selling what we know today as a milkshake in Chicago. The man responsible for this was Ivar “Pop” Caulson who simply added scoops of ice cream to an old fashioned malted milk. Even though people had been drinking ice cream and milk as a healthy drink...

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Paying Homage to the Caesar Salad

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Caesar Salad History, Food, Food Blog, National Caesar Salad Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel | Comments Off on Paying Homage to the Caesar Salad

Quote for Today: No matter where I am, especially when I’m on tour around the country, Caesar salad is my standby. In a random city and eating in random to-go restaurants, you’re kind of scared about trying things, but you can always count on a Caesar salad. Sasha Cohen Today we pay homage to the Caesar Salad.  Most will agree that back in the roaring 20’s the salad was created by Caesar Cardini at the restaurant bearing his name.  Mr. Cardini was born in Italy but emigrated to the U.S. after World War I. Although living in San Diego, he had his restaurant further south (Tijuana) to circumvent prohibition.  Caesar’s restaurant was very popular with the film industry.  One late night (July 4th, 1924) when his food supply was running low he hurriedly came up with the Caesar Salad using what he...

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National Martini Day

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Martini Quotes, National Martini Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Martini Day

Quote for Today: The Martini is the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet. H. L. Mencken Today is National Martini Day here in the United States. I was originally worried about getting this post out in time but I then realized most Martini lovers would go ahead and make this holiday stretch out through the weekend. No one is really sure who came up with the Martini. Some suggest that the Martini came about around the 1860’s at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco. Before hopping on the ferry home commuters would enjoy a drink at the Hotel Bar. The boat ride home was to Martinez so they called this Gin concoction a Martini. Others proclaim that the Martini got its start at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York and was named after the man pouring them...

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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 | Comments Off on Top 5 Spots: National Hoagie Day

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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