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What Would Elvis Eat?

What Would Elvis Eat?

Elvis grew up poor in the backwoods of Tupelo, Mississippi eating the down-home southern comfort foods his mama used to make; biscuits and gravy, fritters, and coconut cake were probably some of his favorites. Even after he gained fame and fortune, he never strayed...

The Iconic Poodle Skirt

  Every high school girl in the mid fifties owned a poodle skirt. It was probably the first teenage only fashion trend – after all, no self-respecting adult woman would wear a felt skirt with poodles appliqued on it! With the rise of rock n roll and the...

Tomorrow is National Root Beer Float Day!

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. Although there is much debate over who created the first ice cream float, there is no question that kids loved the idea from the beginning. Adults were, however, a little more cautious. Because carbonated beverage laid claim...

National French Fry Day – Monday July 13!

Monday July 13th is National French Fry Day! Thomas Jefferson first used the phrase “potatoes served in the French manner” way back in 1802 at a White House dinner party. Most people agree that French Fries are not French at all; they are Belgian. But to...
The Original Milk Shake was Boozy

The Original Milk Shake was Boozy

Did you know that the first milk shakes of the late 19th century were, in fact, alcoholic whiskey based eggnog? But by the early 20th century they were made with flavored syrups hand-shaken with crushed ice, milk and sugar. The invention of the electric blender in...

The Drive-In Movie Theater is Making a Comeback

  Eighty two years ago this month the first-ever Drive In movie theater was opened in Camden New Jersey. The cost – 25¢ per car, plus 25¢ per person, with no group paying more than $1. The idea spread like wildfire and after World War II, the rise of the...