Tag Archive | food

Restaurants Open Christmas 2015

 

Christmas Eve & Day 2015: What Restaurants Are Open?

 

Boston Market – call ahead


Buca di Beppo


Denny’s – Holiday Shopping Hours.


Golden Corral


IHOP


Kobe Japanese Steakhouse


McCormick & Schmick’s


Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Sheetz


Smith & Wollensky


Waffle House


Check local fast-food franchises like:

Domino’s Pizza

Dunkin Donuts / KFC

Sizzler

Huddle House

McDonald’s

Shoney’s

Many Asian restaurants – also check “family owned”, local restaurants – you never know!

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought “A Bountiful Thanksgiving” Postcards!!

Cheryl in NY is thinking ahead!

Me? I’m planning to work on Turkey Day…online retail never sleeps, so I’ll either be decorating the store, or taking orders over the phone (my day job, not Zazzle!)…

A Kentucky restaurant has instituted a new policy of no tipping of servers. Instead, the servers make $10.00 an hour or %20 of their individual food sales, whichever is higher. via reddit.com

A Kentucky restaurant has instituted a new policy of no tipping of servers. Instead, the servers make $10.00 an hour or %20 of their individual food sales, whichever is higher. via reddit.com

A Kentucky restaurant has instituted a new policy of no tipping of servers. Instead, the servers make .00 an hour or %20 of their individual food sales, whichever is higher. via reddit.com

Cousin Belle’s Food Themed Gifts On Zazzle

Lemons Puzzle
$30.95
Cherries Tile
$15.95
Lemons Tile
$15.95
Cherries
$23.95
Onions Aprons
$23.95
Apples Card
$3.45
Pears Cards
$3.45
Peaches Card
$3.45

Chefs, Cooks, Bakers & Grillmasters…Aprons For Them All

Customize It All

Lemons Apron
$23.95
Sail On Apron
$23.95
Onions Aprons
$23.95

Gourmet Recommendation: Café Du Monde Coffee

Café Du Monde Coffee

One state I’ve regretfully never been to is Louisiana, but I love New Orleans’ dark roasted “Café du Monde” coffee.

Oddly enough, I started drinking it my senior year of high school. I live in the South, so maybe it’s just easier to find here, but I’m hoping my recommendation is heeded and enjoyed. I’ve even found the original coffee variety in an Asian grocery store!

What you need to know is that chicory root is added to this coffee, giving this variety a very unique taste – almost like chocolate. Chicory is the root of the endive plant (lettuce family). Apparently the French, during their civil war, found a clever way to enhance their coffee by taste and necessity, since coffee was more scarce at the time. The recipe was brought to America via the French Acadians (known as “Cajuns”) from Nova Scotia, Canada to New Orleans.

Typically, this Café du Monde coffee is served “au lait”, with the proportion of 1:1, or equal parts coffee and hot/steamed milk. The reason for the au lait is due to the bitterness of the chicory coffee, but you’ll just have to try it.  I’ve introduced a few people who were non-coffee drinkers, and they’re converts now.

There is an actual Café du Monde restaurant in New Orleans’ French Market (Choctaw Indian territory), and they’re famous for this coffee and the French pastry, the beignet (pronounced ben-YAY’). They were established in 1862, and are open 24/7!

This Tuesday, March 4th is “Fat Tuesday”, or MARDI GRAS – if you’re down in the French Quarter, go get you some!!

Guest Blog with Us! – The Careerists

Guest Blog with Us! | The Careerists

For those of you who are great writers/bloggers, your articles could be featured on the The Careerists website!

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NEW! Onions Pictograph Design

McDonald’s and Taco Bell rethink breakfast – Feb. 24, 2014

Photo: Getty Images, embedded through WordPress

McDonald’s and Taco Bell rethink breakfast – Feb. 24, 2014

NOT that I’m a huge fan of McDonald’s, but my son used to work there, and it really is a large part of the fabric that makes ‘Murica…many childhood memories.

My son and I discussed the potential for McDonald’s to extend their breakfast hours just a few days ago, so it’s interesting that this news is exactly what we were thinking. We’ve both been restaurant cashiers, drive-through attendants, counter servers, waitstaff, and I’ve been a manager, so we often try to theoretically ‘fix’ places where we dine. We would only hope that any fast food chain these days offer better alternatives to all the chemicals they currently use, most needlessly, and give back to the world something healthier.

So please, for God’s sake, McDonald’s – please correct whatever is in McChickens that makes me sick, will ya…??

The Automat Vending Machines New York City

The Automat Vending Machines New York City Steve Stollman Horn and Hardart Drazan Lapic

(All photos copyrighted to their website)

Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow-Filled Treats – A Racist History

Yeah, I said it – these things are RACIST!!!!

I did a little research on some of my favorite sweet treats, and whoa, did I find some interesting factoids – it’s the dark side, literally, of some of the world’s most beloved candy. How can such sweet be coupled with such bitter?

Backstory: some of the delicious chocolate-covered marshmallow treats you grew up eating have terribly racist names in some parts of the world. The food isn’t racist, of course, but their original names have caused controversy for as long as they’ve been around. WHAT’S THE DEAL?!

A great place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate-coated_marshmallow_treats. While I try to never quote Wikipedia, I think it’s a good start.

EXCERPT:

“Chocolate-coated marshmallow treats are produced in different variations around the world, with several countries claiming to have invented it or hailing it as their “national confection”. The first chocolate-coated marshmallow treat was created in the early 1800s in Denmark.” [1]

OK, Denmark, let’s start with you. Let’s see how you depict your “original creation” of a negerkys (Negro kiss):

“Negerkys” marshmallow treats – old school racism

Thanks for the marketing photo, internet person – glad someone is keeping up with this kind of thing. It’s noted that the Elviraminde company no longer uses the name “Negro kisses” to market them, but they did until the early 2000s.

Anyhoo, other countries gave their chocolate-covered marshmallow confections names that referred to Africans:

  • Southern Germany + German speaking Switzerland = Mohrenköpfe (Moor’s heads)
  • Finland = Neekerinsuukot (Negerkyss), derived from German. Discontinued use in 2001.
  • The Netherlands = Negerzoenen (“Negro kisses”)
  • Germany = Negerkuss
  • Flanders = “Niggerinnetetten” (“Female Negro’s Tits”)
  • Colombia = Beso De Negra (Black Woman’s Kiss)
  • Palestine = “Cushi”  כושי, “negro”, but not used in decades

The Sarotti chocolate-bearing Moor – no longer used in ads

Finnish advertisement

Apparently this is a thing – owned, marketed and sold by Nestlé™

It’s not that referring to anyone of African origins is racist – it’s HOW the reference is used. Yikes on some of the advertising – truly degrading and insensitive. However, the term “negro” is, in several languages, the word “black”, which refers to the color, not anything racial. In America, it’s pejoratively used as a racial slur these days, so most Americans now try to avoid it. Historically, it’s been used positively and negatively, so it depends on the context entirely…but lately, it’s not been favorable to use. So, let’s not. In other parts of the world, though, the connotation isn’t necessarily racist, nor meant to be condescending in any way – and yet, some of the marketing appears racially insensitive, so much so that most of it is no longer used today. So, does that mean other countries were wrong to use those ads to begin with, or is it that we NOW see them as racist, over time? Good question.

Side note: America has “Moon Pies” and Mallomars – not entirely similar, but I’d venture a guess neither were associated with racism. I know – seems ironic, but there you are. And basically, Moon Pies are portably convenient s’mores. You’re welcome.

Here’s a video of Moon Pie manufacturing in Chattanooga, Tennessee:



Veterans Day 2013 Freebies: List Of 22 Free Items And Discounts For Veterans And Active Military Members

Article from the IBTimes website: get your discounts and freebies here!

Veterans Day 2013 Freebies: List Of 22 Free Items And Discounts For Veterans And Active Military Members.

 

BONUS: Veterans Day discounts sales, deals & free-meals

NEW! “86” Tshirts And Hat

If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you definitely know this term: to “86” something is to mark it unavailable, or simply, you’re “out of” some food item. Yep – time to tell the overly-disappointed customer that they can’t have their favorite dish while getting a manager because they’ll surely want to let the manager know how badly you suck for not having every single item on the menu on hand….you’ve been there, done that….hang in there, one day you’ll 86 your server job!!!!

 

 

"86" T Shirts

Cousin Belle’s Zazzle Store – Prices Reduced!! ***SPRING has SPRUNG!!***

Ladies and Gentlemen, to celebrate the beginning of SPRING,
I cut down my prices so I could sell some merch!

Click on the logo below for savings 🙂

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Over 1000+ Hits On My Zazzle Store Again!!

I must admit, though, I’m starting to get discouraged despite the high number of hits to my store: no new sales :/

Thanks again to those of you who follow my blog, “like” my posts, and share my products with others – you’re helping me with the good karma!!

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