More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

Identity Crisis in Photographs — Part 2

On a recent trip to a grocery store, I found several items which seemed to suffer from an identity crisis and though that they were too good to pass up in terms of writing an article — so I took photographs of them in what has become the second article in a fun yet irregular series at The Gate called Identity Crisis in Photographs — Part 2.

The first item which caught my eye was…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 13

As I was on the road and about to enjoy some of the best ice cream I have ever had — Bully’s premium strawberry ice cream, which is made with real strawberries — at Mississippi State University in Starkville, whose mascot is a bulldog…

…and I immediately found at least two things which were incorrect, as shown in the photograph below.

For this…

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Wait — What Do People Put in Those Waffle Irons?!?

I have been a guest at many hotel and resort properties over the years which offer a complimentary breakfast in the morning; and many of these places are equipped with at least one waffle iron so that guests may create their own waffles…

…but then I looked up above the two waffle irons in the breakfast area at one particular hotel property and saw a laminated paper sign hanging over them with the words…

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Should Tip Jars Be in Buffet Breakfast Areas of Hotel Properties?

While I was getting some food at a breakfast buffet — which is included in the room rate of the Sleep Inn Beaver – Beckley hotel property in West Virginia — I noticed something that was more blatant that using a suggestion box as a tip box at breakfast, in my opinion…

…and that was an actual tip jar — with a note attached to…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 12

As I was being led to a table in a restaurant in which I was about to dine recently, as I was passing by one of several televisions which were attached to the wall, I saw this portion of a game show on the screen…

…and I immediately found something which was incorrect.

For this…

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Can You Guess the Flavor of This Muffin?

Breakfast buffets are not unusual at hotel and resort properties around the world these days — and the offerings typically include such identifiable items as eggs, bread, fruit, meats, cheeses, pastries, yogurt, milk, coffee, spreads and juices…

…but have you ever encountered an item of which you do not know what it is upon first glance?

At the breakfast buffet of the hotel property at which I stayed recently, I looked at the muffin which is shown in the above photograph; and…

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You Don’t Have to Earn Elite Status to Enjoy Free Bottled or Filtered Water at a Hotel

One of the benefits of earning elite status in many different frequent flier loyalty programs is being given one or two bottles of water, which can be appreciated when staying in a hotel or resort property in a location where the taste — or, worse yet, quality — of the water can be questionable…

…but did you know that there is a way to enjoy complimentary bottled water or filtered water at a hotel or resort property without having to have earned elite level status?

Simply…

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Review: Beyond Meat Burger by TGI Fridays

Both Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have been developing alternatives to meat — such as beef — using plants and other ingredients to emulate the texture, taste and overall experience to real meat as closely as possible…

…but could substituting meat with alternative foods whose ingredients are derived from plants help not only satiate the great hunger for beef which Americans have had for centuries — to the point where it has been ingrained in the culture in the United States — but also repair and reverse what has been called the great nutrition collapse?

Consider the…

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