More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

Today Only: Free Small Vanilla Cone at Dairy Queen 2017

You can enjoy a free small vanilla cone at Dairy Queen 2017 at no charge today, Monday, March 20 at participating locations in the United States which are not in shopping malls; and this offer — with a maximum limit of one vanilla cone per person — is valid all day in celebration of the first official day of Spring 2017.

Unlike a similar promotion…

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Pilfering Food From a Used Room Service Tray In a Hotel Hallway?

When I saw this discussion on FlyerTalk pertaining to what is the grossest thing you ate off of a room service cart in the hall, my first thought was how disgusting that was…

…and my second thought was that I needed to ask you if you are guilty of pilfering food from a used room service tray in the hallway of a hotel property.

FlyerTalk members admitted to taking everything from…

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King Cake: a Tradition of Mardi Gras

Along with many of the traditions and customs associated with the celebration of Mardi Gras in the southern United States is what is known as the king cake — which is arguably more of a sweet bread or type of roll than a cake — typically shaped in the form of a ring; flavored with cinnamon; and topped with a sweet glazed icing and granules of sugar colored in green, gold and purple to represent the official colors of Mardi Gras and the respective ideas of faith, power and justice.

Hidden inside of a king cake is…

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Shamrock Shakes Return in 2017 — and With Four New Varieties

I decided to purchase two small Shamrock Shakes: the original version and the chocolate mint version. They cost $1.99 each for the small size; but they are also available in the medium and large sizes.

After filling the first clear plastic cup with the original green minty shake, she…

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Free Doughnut When You Purchase Coffee at Krispy Kreme

To celebrate the announcement of the introduction of two blends of fresh coffee — brewed from 100 percent Arabica beans — you can get a free doughnut when you purchase any size of either blend of the new coffee at locations of Krispy Kreme throughout the United States starting on…

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Have You Ever Been the Only Patron in a Lounge — All Night Long?

Have you ever been the only patron in a lounge — whether it is in a hotel property or at an airport?

Chances are that of course you have. I would surmise that having not ever been the only patron of a lounge at one time or another would actually be unusual; but I had not been more succinct with my question:

Have you ever been the only patron in a lounge — all night long?!?

One place where this happened to me was…

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Resort Fees; Then Parking Fees: Are Free Drinks in Las Vegas In Jeopardy?

“Vegas resorts casinos have steadily increased the amount of revenue they receive from dining and shows over the years, becoming less reliant on gambling revenue. But, it’s still a large part of what they do. Taking away free parking is one thing (something MGM Resorts did last year). Reducing free drinks strikes me as a much more aggressive cost-cutting measure.”

Although I neither gamble nor consume alcoholic beverages, I generally agree with…

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Can You Correctly Guess Which Are the Eight Major Food Allergens?

“As a parent of multiple children with non-peanut life-threatening food allergies, it is upsetting that so much of the focus remains on peanuts”, Frank Jacobson — who is a reader of The Gate — posted in response to this article pertaining to whether or not the food allergy policy of American Airlines is considered discriminatory. “There are 8 major allergens and plenty of others outside of those top 8, that can be equally dangerous. For some reason, the focus is too often on peanuts.”

When I read that comment, I wondered what exactly were the eight major allergens.

Although greater than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions in people with food allergies, the law identifies the eight most common allergenic foods as…

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