Places Worth Visiting Just For A Meal

MealFB“Why are you visiting Ireland?”

“Lunch.”

This was a real conversation Sharon had with the immigration agent when we visited Dublin last year. My questioning was asked how long we were staying, which was about 8 hours before flying to London.

Traveling on points and miles opens up options you never had before. This includes scheduling in stops at places just to visit for a little while, or just for lunch. We do have a short list of places that we’ll go out of our way, a little bit, just for a meal.

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Restaurant Review: One Flew South, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

When I booked our tickets to fly to Chattanooga, TN, the best priced itinerary included a 3 & 1/2 hour layover in Atlanta. While most travelers would think of this as a major inconvenience, I only had one thing on my mind: I’d finally be able to eat at One Flew South.

I’ve been reading about this restaurant for a while. It has a great reputation with restaurant reviewers and travel bloggers alike and gets 4 1/2 Stars on Yelp!, with almost 800 reviews to date. It’s also on several “Best of” lists, including the 10 Best Sushi in Atlanta and Best Airport Food in the World. One Flew South refers to itself as “the first fine dining restaurant in the worldโ€™s busiest airport.” Those are pretty big shoes to fill, so you may be able to see why I was looking forward to eating there. Remember, I’m partial to Cask & Larder, my hometown airport restaurant and One Flew South set a high bar to impress me.

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Muggle? Wizard? NoMaj? Witch? A Harry Potter Themed Bar Just For You!

Sometimes bars just do things “right.” And if you’re a fan of Harry Potter, the Wizarding World and all it encompasses, there’s a bar (two, actually – they’ve expanded!) that’s perfect for you!

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This Museum Has Burgers, Comfort Foods and Nostalgia, All Rolled Into One Place!

If you’re a fan of fast food, hamburgers, and/or comfort food, boy, do we have a museum for you! And just so you know, we’re talking about the only museum in the United States dedicated to burgers and comfort food!
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New York Pizza, Bagels and Corned Beef Sandwiches, Oh My!

When we travel to New York City, the foods we crave are pizza, bagels and deli sandwiches. Since we moved to Florida from the NY area, we have never found a local place that does any of them as well as they do in New York. Some people say it’s because of the water but places have even tried to import the water and it still doesn’t taste the same. An average slice of pizza in New York is going to be better than the best you can find anywhere else. You can argue this point with me, but you’d be wrong. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading “New York Pizza, Bagels and Corned Beef Sandwiches, Oh My!”

How To Bring Your Favorite Hometown Foods Back Home With You

Everyone has their favorite foods from certain places, whether it’s bratwurst from Wisconsin, kielbasi from New Jersey or Aunt Mary’s famous lasagna. They taste great while you’re visiting, but bringing them home with you on a plane could be difficult because of the need for refrigeration for all those hours. For Joe and I, a perfect example is when we bring home meat from our favorite barbecue place in Texas, The Salt Lick. For the first several years we did this, we always worried if how we packed it would keep the food cold enough for several hours to still be safe to eventually eat. But by now we’ve pretty much perfected our technique, and we’re happy to share it with you:
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