More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

Earn 150 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points With Every Dine June 2021

You can earn Marriott Bonvoy points when dining at participating restaurants, bars, and clubs as a member of the Eat Around Town by Marriott Bonvoy dining membership program ever since October of 2019…

…and with the current promotion, you can earn 150 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar spent when you…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 95: Reader Edition

I am proud to say that readers of The Gate continue to keep sending photographs to me; and the following photograph was taken by a reader of The Gate — who wishes to remain anonymous — recently from a delicatessen or food store of sorts in New Jersey.

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

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Confirmed: Hilton Daily Food and Beverage Credit For Member and One Guest 2021 For Diamond and Gold Elite Members

This article at The Gate — which was posted yesterday, Thursday, May 21, 2021 — reported that an official announcement from Hilton has revealed that Hilton Honors members who have earned Diamond or Gold elite status will receive a daily credit for food and beverages for the remainder of 2021 at all luxury hotel and resort properties, full-service hotel and resort properties, lifestyle hotel and resort properties, and Hilton Garden Inn hotel properties in the United States…

…and I received this response earlier today via e-mail message from one of my official contacts at Hilton…

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Hilton to Offer Daily Food and Beverage Credit For 2021 For Diamond and Gold Elite Members

An official announcement from Hilton has revealed that Hilton Honors members who have earned Diamond or Gold elite status will receive a daily credit for food and beverages for the remainder of 2021 at all luxury hotel and resort properties, full-service hotel and resort properties, lifestyle hotel and resort properties, and Hilton Garden Inn hotel properties in the United States.

The following announcement is verbatim from an e-mail message I received from one of my official contacts at Hilton…

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5 Reasons Why Dining Out May Not Be as Easy in 2021

As more restaurants and other dining establishments have been reopening due to the easing of restrictions that were imposed due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic — and they are permitted to serve at full capacity in an increasing number of locations — they are facing issues which have been either causing long wait times for their customers, resulting in reduced hours of operation, or forced them to close temporarily or permanently altogether.

The reasons which have been attributed to the woes of the restaurant industry include — but are not limited to…

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Minimize Onboard Food and Beverage Service; No More Lap Children: Association of Flight Attendants

Among the 14 topics of which the international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO — which is a union that represents almost 50,000 flight attendants at 17 airlines — testified on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation were those of proposals to minimize the food and beverage service aboard airplanes to maximize the usage of masks and coverings for the nose and mouth; and to require children who are two years of age and younger to be seated in their own seats while secured in child restraint seats.

Starting on page 6 of the complete transcript of the official testimony by…

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Review: Katz’s Deli. No, Not That One…

Think Kosher delicatessen in New York and the first establishment which may come to mind is the legendary Katz’s Delicatessen — even though its food is reminiscent of authentic Kosher delicatessen and technically not Kosher — with its pastrami sandwiches on rye bread and organized chaos from the second you enter the door to the moment you leave…

…so when I found out that a Katz’s Deli existed in the bustling metropolis of McCaysville in Georgia — literally steps from the Tennessee border — my curiosity was beyond piqued. Was this for real?!?

I…

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Welcome to the Great Ketchup Shortage of 2021. Seriously.

Ahhh, yes. Summer arrives in the northern hemisphere in a couple of months, which for many Americans means hamburgers and French fries — and even frankfurters, if you are into that — drowned in a sea of a sweet, thick condiment of tomato goodness that evokes those days of nostalgia…

…but as state and local jurisdictions around the United States have been relaxing the restrictions which have been put into effect in order to combat the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, an odd new shortage is being reported: that — of all things — ketchup.

“The pandemic has also led to many restaurants…

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