Worried About Eating From A NYC Food Cart? Don’t Be. The Dep’t Of Health Is Now Grading Them, Same As Restaurants

“Don’t get a hot dog from a food cart! They let dogs pee on their food!”

As a native New Yorker, that’s what I grew up with. Of course, it was never that bad (well, I hope not, LOL! But I also grew up sniffing my hot dog buns for traces of pee smell. What can I say…I was a naive child.), and food carts and food trucks on the streets have been routinely inspected for years. But for the past few months, they’ve also been getting grades, just like NYC restaurants do.

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What Not To Watch On A Plane, China’s Doing WHAT?, An Odd/Important Thing To Do When You Board, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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The Delta Techs Who Turned A Jet Engine Into A Barbecue Grill

Nothing says summertime like a barbecue and some members of the Delta Airline TechOp team in Atlanta apparently wanted a good one. They also had the time and know-how, and they even had some spare parts on their hands, so they started tinkering.

When they were done, they had a two grills made out of parts from a Pratt & Whitney PW2000 jet engine from a 757.

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The Odd Response An Airline Gave To Its Passengers’ Severe Food Allergies

We were on our way home from London and once everyone had boarded, one of the first announcements the flight attendants made was, “Ladies and gentlemen, there are two people on the plane who have severe nut allergies so we ask that you kindly refrain from eating nuts during this flight.” (the 8-month-old directly in front of us proceeded to burst out in screaming and crying. Joe’s response was, “I guess she really likes nuts.”)

But seriously, I totally get it and understand the need for precaution. Some people have very severe allergies and the last thing anyone wants is for someone to go into anaphylaxis (or even just be uncomfortable) because someone else on the plane broke out a Kind bar or a bag of mixed nuts. But with that in mind, this just confused the crap out of me…

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How To Eat At A Crowded Restaurant With No Reservation

When you’re traveling, it’s not always easy to determine when, where or even what time you’re going to have dinner. There may be a place you’re going to make it your business to visit (like when we went to Sedona specifically to eat at a particular restaurant) but if you’re anything like us, for the most part, you decide to eat on a spur of the moment basis. That’s all well and good, except for two things…

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