More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

Is Handling Food With Bare Hands Disgusting?

What if you were at a lounge or restaurant and was ready to eat something — only to find that the food for which you were craving was handled with bare hands? Would you then suddenly lose your appetite?

“While the lounge is beautiful and well-stocked with high-quality food and drinks, the hygiene of the food preparation leaves much to be desired”…

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Christmas Dinner…In a Can

Do you dread all of the preparation which is required for a memorable Christmas feast? Have you been tasked to bring something of a liquid nature through an airport security checkpoint and aboard an airplane for a loved one who is far away? Do you long for all of the courses of a holiday dinner — from soup to nuts to dessert; and perhaps even breakfast — but you are dining solo this year?

Do not fear — your answer is here…

…or — at least…

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Did Bike Lanes Kill My Favorite Kosher Delicatessen?

After 73 years of serving such favorites as overstuffed pastrami sandwiches, sour pickles, matzo ball soup, potato salad, knishes, rugelach and latkes, the doors of Ben’s Best Kosher Delicatessen were permanently closed as of Saturday, June 30, 2018 — and all purportedly because of bike lanes.

Bike lanes?!?

The seemingly venerable establishment…

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Get a Burger King Whopper For One Cent — At McDonald’s?!?

Ah, the marketing department at Burger King never seems to fail at concocting new — and rather outrageous — campaigns associated with its long-time rival, McDonald’s; and this time is no exception: for a limited time, you can now order a Whopper sandwich at McDonald’s for only one cent.

“What?!?”, you may have involuntarily asked yourself with incredulous disbelief.

It is actually…

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Save Up to 40 Percent on Priority Pass Membership 2018 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 1,200 lounges and restaurants at airports around the world regardless of airline flown or class of ticket…

…but you must…

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New Free Breakfast Policy in Effect at Hyatt Place

Now in effect as of Thursday, November 1, 2018 is the new policy is that only members of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program who book their reservations directly with Hyatt instead of through third parties will qualify for breakfast to be included with their stays when paying an eligible rate — about which…

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3 Ways to Earn IHG Rewards Club Points While Dining

As a member of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program, you have three ways to earn points while dining: through IHG Rewards Club Dine & Earn; booking a reservation through OpenTable; and food delivery when you order from Grubhub through InterContinental Hotels Group.

With all of the three dining offers, please allow up to six weeks from the completion of the appropriate required activity for any bonus points to post to your IHG Rewards Club membership account.

Here are the details for each of the three dining offers…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Check Your Take-Out Food Order Before Leaving

You find yourself wanting something quick to eat to tide you over until your next good meal. If you decide upon a fast food restaurant to order your food and take it out of the establishment instead of dining in on site, ensure that you immediately check the contents of your order, for you may find when you arrive at your destination that you may not exactly have what you thought.

Someone related to me a recent case of not getting for what she paid at a fast food restaurant; and…

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Peanut Allergy Policies of Airlines: An Updated Comprehensive List 2018

This is a listing of the peanut allergy policies of airlines — all of which are based in the United States and Canada that offer commercial passenger service — as a supplemental follow-up to this article pertaining to the continuous debate of whether or not the allergies of passengers should determine what food is served or permitted aboard an airplane.

Without further ado, here is the list of the allergy policies of 17 different airlines; and the headings of each airline are direct live links to the policies to which they refer…

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