Why Do We Trick or Treat?

The tradition of children going door to door so they can trick or treat comes from a medieval practice in Great Britain. In just a few more days children all over the country will take to the streets in their Halloween costumes to ring doorbells and shout, “trick or...

The History of Family Restaurants

The rise in family restaurants started after World War II and has grown into an important part of the food service industry. Family restaurants are a major part of the food industry.  Millions of parents look for places where they can bring their children to get an...

Delicious Waffle Trivia

Did you know those famous frozen toaster waffles were invented in 1953?  Keep reading for more waffle trivia. Waffles, the crispy delight with more surface area on the outside then on the inside, have been an American breakfast favorite for decades.  While most of us...

October 18 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day

You have probably noticed that cupcakes have been enjoying the spotlight for about a decade now.  Wall Street has been saying for a few years that the gourmet cupcake trend is officially over, but most people would probably disagree with them as there are still a lot...

Pancakes Around the World

Pancakes are a breakfast favorite in America.  Any family friendly restaurant offering breakfast is bound to have them on the menu.  Naturally we serve them at Gunther Toody’s, we just call them hotcakes.  Usually hotcakes are a bit thinner, but larger in diameter,...

Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Two men are credited with inventing and popularizing the ice cream cone in this country.     September 22 is National Ice Cream Cone Day!  Is one day really enough to celebrate this classic dessert that is loved by children and adults alike?  The ice cream...

Classic Cocktail History: The Gimlet

Drink like a sailor – have a gimlet!   A gimlet is a simple classic cocktail made from gin and lime juice, typically Rose’s Lime Juice.  It can also be made with vodka and many versions also add fresh lime in addition to Rose’s.  The gimlet rose to popularity...