More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 77

As I was on my way to a recent appointment, a sign for a Golden Corral Buffet & Grill restaurant immediately caught my eye while I was driving past it — so as I had a few minutes to spare, I decided to pull into the parking lot and take photographs of it.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 76

I received an e-mail message from Red Lobster which contained a link to an advertisement for a promotion of a sweepstakes — which has since expired on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 — and upon reviewing the information, something immediately caught my eye in the following screen shot.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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My Wish Came True: This Snack DID Arrive in the United States — Or Did It?

Almost 3.5 years ago — on Sunday, August 13, 2017, to be exact — I wrote this article on a snack which I enjoyed so much that I wished it was available for purchase in the United States; and since that article was written, that snack had officially been discontinued and is no longer manufactured anymore…

…but the good news is that…

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Warning: Watch Out When Booking Breakfast Room Rates During the Pandemic

The current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic — or, more accurately, the level of overreaction to it by some people; but that is a debate for another time — has wreaked havoc on everyday life in society around the world. The travel industry has arguably been affected the most in countless ways over the past year…

…and breakfast offered at hotel and resort properties — whether included in the room rate or available for an extra charge — is no exception: many hotel and resort properties have…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 74: Reader Edition

The following photograph was taken by a reader of The Gate — who wishes to remain anonymous — earlier this year at a restaurant while waiting for an order of food to be taken out. I am proud to say that readers of The Gate continue to keep sending photographs to me.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 68

Looking through my vast collection of photographs which I had taken during my travels over the years, I found one which I took in New York in June of 2011 at a legendary knish bakery — or knishery — which has been in business for greater than 100 years; and I spotted something in the photograph which I had not previously noticed.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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Answers to Past Articles — Part 13: Reader Edition

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the thirteenth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

…and the links are…

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Save Up to 40 Percent on Priority Pass Membership 2021 For the First Year

If you are tired of dealing with the hustle and bustle of waiting in a public space at an airport prior to boarding the airplane for your flight, you are in luck: you can save up to 40 percent on Priority Pass off of your first year of membership — depending on which of three plans you choose — to enjoy access to the sanctuary of greater than 1,300 lounges and restaurants at airports around the world regardless of airline flown or class of ticket…

…but you must…

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What Exactly Are We Eating and Drinking While Traveling?

While traveling, we often grab what we can to either get our nourishment or to simply fill our stomachs to tide them over until we can get some real food to eat or real beverages to drink — but do we really know exactly what we are consuming?

I have been reading the ingredients list and nutrition facts of the food I eat when available and applicable — mostly because I am curious about what is in what I eat. Perhaps something is tasty enough that I may want to purchase it when I am back home from traveling — or maybe I want to avoid eating something in the future after eating it, as the food may not taste good to me; or the texture of the food may be off as two of many examples.

This article lists four examples of food and beverages which may not be what you might initially think — or be led to believe — they are once you…

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