More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

The Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival Stinks — and That is a Good Thing

I remember driving alone south on United States Highway 101 into Gilroy from the Silicon Valley area — and that familiar pungent odor of my favorite bulb welcomed by my olfactory sense confirmed that I was nearing the self-proclaimed garlic capital of the world long before I reached its borders.

I paid the entrance fee and studied the festive atmosphere, complete with loud music, booths with vendors selling their garlic-laced wares, and plenty of people. I typically eschew crowds, but bizarrely I did not mind them this time — perhaps it was…

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Why I Did Not Go to The Spotted Cheetah to Dine

A restaurant called The Spotted Cheetah had opened for three days in New York earlier this week — with an entire menu based on Cheetos, which is a snack food made of crunchy puffed corn and covered with powdered cheese.

Here is the complete menu…

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Earn Up to 3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Dining as a New Member

You can earn up to 3,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles when you sign up as a new member of the AAdvantage Dining program by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time and register either a valid credit card or debit card — and within your first 30 days, you can earn…

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This Snack Should Be in the United States. I Really Enjoyed It.

After spending my first night at the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport hotel and on my way to my first day of exploring in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, I stopped off at the Chinook Centre to pick up a few snacks and some water…

…and among the snacks which I wanted to try while I was in Canada that are not readily available in the United States was…

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Privacy of Allergy Sufferers Being Abused by Airlines?

When Lianne Mandelbaum took her son Joshua to the office of the pediatrician back in June of 2017, the receptionist peeled away the little slip which normally obscures the name of her son for the purpose of protecting his privacy after she signed in at the desk…

…and although health information privacy is taken seriously at medical offices across the United States, that same privacy seems to be disregarded once an allergy sufferer arrives at an airport. Doctors must adhere to what is known as…

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Your Chance to Win 4,000 Hilton Honors Points: Additional Details

Yesterday, I wrote and posted this article pertaining to an opportunity for you to win Hilton Honors points simply by visiting the restaurant located within any Hilton Garden Inn hotel property; ordering a drink, appetizer, meal or dessert; taking a photograph of the experience; and uploading it to your Instagram and Twitter using #HGIeatdrinksharecontest and tag @HiltonGardenInn — but I had no further information regarding the contest…

…until now.

There are two ways with which you can enter the contest…

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I Tested the Buy One Get One Free Deal at Burger King. Was I Deceived?

A class action lawsuit was filed against Burger King earlier this year for allegedly charging a higher price on a food item when using a coupon to purchase one item and receive the second item free than when the food item was purchased outright without a coupon.

I received a sheet of coupons from Burger King via postal mail yesterday. As I do not particularly like the ingredients on a Croissan’wich — I am not a breakfast person in general — I decided to purchase one Whopper sandwich and get one free with a coupon; and another Whopper sandwich on its own in a separate purchase at the same location to see if I experienced similar results.

Upon walking into the restaurant, the…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: 7 Factors When Considering Hotel Room Rates Which Include Breakfast

You are searching for a room in which to stay while you are traveling; and you find a hotel property which interests you: perhaps its location is convenient; or maybe it offers amenities which appeal to you…

…and then you find two room rates which are identical in every way — except one includes breakfast at a more expensive rate.

With which room rate should you book your reservation?

The outright answer to that question is…

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