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...

Happy National Egg Day

  Which came first the chicken or the egg? Who cares? We love them both, but today is National Egg Day, so we are giving the egg its due. That tiny compact little orb packs a powerful punch. Each egg provides 7 grams of protein, tons of vitamin D and has just 75...

NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY – $2 off any burger!

National Hamburger Day is celebrated each year on May 28.  It is a day to honor an all-American classic sandwich, the hamburger.  While the hamburger derives its name from the German town of Hamburg, there is no question that it is an American culinary icon. There is...

How Do I Choose a Kid Friendly Restaurant?

So you are traveling with children and are looking for someplace to eat, but don’t want to bring them into a restaurant that is more adult oriented. It needs to be a more kid friendly restaurant, with many choices on the menus and other activities that can keep...