More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

A Free Cookie and a Chance to Win Two Free Nights in the DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Days of Cookies Contest 2017? Sweet!

The DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Days of Cookies Contest 2017 gives you an opportunity to stop in any DoubleTree hotel property located within the United States and get yourself a free warm cookie with no obligation whatsoever — whether or not you are a guest of the hotel property — through Sunday, December 24, 2017; as well as be one of two people to win a stay of two free nights. 

You can participate in the holiday social contest by…

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She Ate Three 72-Ounce Steak Meals in 20 Minutes

As I drove on Interstate 40 east during my recent road trip of two weeks, the billboards started and continued for many miles, practically screaming the same message repeatedly in huge bold yellow letters: eat a 72-ounce steak free of charge.

I had no interest in taking photographs of the billboards; nor did I have any interest in stopping for that steak when I finally passed the establishment — but my curiosity was piqued enough…

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Eating Green Chile Stew in Albuquerque

When a friend of mine found out that I was in Albuquerque, he suggested — no, practically demanded — that I get some green chile stew, as he “loves that stuff.”

He and another person are both members of FlyerTalk whom I have known for years. That other person posted here that “Any visit to Albuquerque needs to include lunch or dinner at The Frontier Restaurant, a true cultural experience”; so I decided to combine both of their suggestions: head on over to the Frontier Restaurant and order some green chile stew.

I arrived at the restaurant and parked my rental car prior to walking through the glass door at the front entrance.

I was greeted by…

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Your Chance to Win a Trip for Two to Sicily With Shula’s SweepSteaks

You could win a trip for two people to Sicily — but you must enter the Shula’s Restaurants Sicily SweepSteaks by providing your first and last name, valid e-mail address, ZIP code, favorite Shula’s Restaurant location and date of birth by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time…

You can also…

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$15.23 For a Cup of Coffee?

“Which hotel (or chain) would have such a bill?” is the question FlyerTalk member puchong asked in this discussion — along with posting a photograph of the receipt for a total of $15.23 for a cup of coffee.

That question was never answered because the discussion has since been locked to the posting of new content; but the breakdown of the receipt for the total amount of $15.23 is as follows…

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Is Taking Food From an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Okay?

If you travel frequently, you have most likely seen an all-you-can-eat buffet in various forms and at different places — such as restaurants, lounges and hotel and resort properties — but is taking food from them okay?

A warning was purportedly served to members of the flight crews of…

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Are Frequent Fliers Contributing to The Great Nutrition Collapse?

Whether you are enjoying the opulence of caviar and champagne as you lounge in that luxurious lie-flat seat in the premium class cabin or subsisting on a small bag of peanuts while slumming it squeezed in a middle seat near the back of the airplane, you may be contributing to the decrease in nutrition of the food supply around the world — and you may not even know it.

Although some frequent fliers are mindful of their carbon footprint in the world, most people do not think twice about boarding an airplane to get from one place to another for whatever reason.

“For many people reading this, air travel is their most serious environmental sin”, according to…

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10 Things Americans Do Which Totally Confuses People in Other Countries? I Must Not Be a Typical American — Part 3

Although I will admit that there are times where it is easy to spot an American tourist in the crowd while traveling, I found that I generally do not fit the stereotype of most of the 10 things Americans do which totally confuses people in other countries — just as I generally did not fit the stereotype of the 13 ways to spot an American anywhere in the world; nor do I consider myself to be an “ugly” American — as according to this article…

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$200 For a Trip to Italy and Unlimited Pasta for Eight Weeks in 2017? Yes — But…

If you enjoy eating pasta, this deal is for you: $100.00 gets you a Never Ending Pasta Pass of unlimited Never Ending Pasta Bowls which will be valid any day of the week for eight weeks at participating Olive Garden restaurants in the United States…

…and in a new twist like with a fork to spaghetti, $200.00 gets you a Never Ending Pasta Pass and a trip to Italy for eight days and seven nights — but there are several catches to this offer…

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