September 3, 2011
August 31, 2011
This day marks the second anniversary of the opening of what we here at Eating (and Drinking) Around the World like to call “The Happiest Place in the Happiest Place on Earth”, La Cava del Tequila.
If you’re new here, or just been living under an alcohol-inhibiting rock for the past couple of years, La Cava del Tequila is the tequila bar located inside the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. And it is fabulous…
To commemorate this auspicious date, we’ll ask you to go back and read one of our early posts about the first visit made to La Cava a week after it’s opening – you can peruse said post titled “Finally…” by clicking here. And yes, that being one of our earlier posts means we are also approaching our second anniversary here a Eating (and Drinking) Around the World…
So, lift a glass and wish a Happy Birthday to La Cava del Tequila! Salud!
September 4, 2010
October 29, 2009
Okay, it’s not the new phone book – it’s better!
The newest (4th) edition of Dr. Steven Barrett’s “Hidden Mickeys” book is out, and like Navin Johnson I’m somebody now!
Yours truly, Andy Jackson, has his name listed in the book!
This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.
October 17, 2009
Sign at a Hardee’s…
Now I have nothing against fried bologna – actually a fried bologna sandwich can be quite a tasty delight… just think it’s an odd thing for a chain to be promoting… (and if you’re not from the South or Midwest, Hardee’s is a regional burger chain…).
Several years ago the maternal unit was having bypass surgery in the hometown of Florence, Alabama. She was the first scheduled patient of the day, after she was put into surgery they told us there would be no news for a while, so if we wanted instead of staying in the waiting room we could go down to the cafeteria for breakfast or coffee. They were serving, of all things, fried bologna – I wondered if they were trying for repeat business…
And if you’re from Georgia, or the South in general, please note that I am a Southern Boy, so I can talk about the South all I want… Born and raised in Alabama, and lived in Georgia for many years…
Did have to make a trip back to the homeland recently as these pics attest… we’ll have some more culinary adventures from the Deep South soon…
October 17, 2009
Sign on the door of a Shoney’s in Valdosta, GA… need I say more?
September 7, 2009
Does the world really need another Disney blog? Or another blog in general? Probably not, but here we go anyway…
I love food (eating and cooking), beverages (adult) and Disney – and I have opinions and thoughts on these subjects – so I’m going to share them with anyone who may care to listen. Is anyone going to read (and care)? I have no idea, but we’re going to give it a shot, if you find something of interest and/or enjoyable in what I may post, great… if not, that’s great too (okay, not great, but I don’t want to start off by saying “screw you” if you don’t like what I have to say… we’ve got plenty of time for me to berate you in the future).
So what’s this really all going to be about? Food and drink at Disney is the main idea – although I don’t plan on doing “formal” restaurant reviews, I imagine many (if not most) posts will essentially be just that… comments, notes, thoughts on restaurants, bars, food carts and other various and sundry places to consume food and drink around the World…. I won’t promise we won’t stray beyond those bounds as well… I may have something to say about something Disney that may not have anything to do with food there, I may (and likely will) post about non-Disney related food – you may have to put up with notes on what I cooked last night for dinner, or a random recipe that doesn’t have a direct Disney connection (but I can relate most anything to Disney one way or another – “I made a really great chicken recipe last night, and here it is – you know they serve chicken in many Disney restaurants” – so there…). And you’ll likely have to put up with real long sentences like the one just prior to this… and a lot of ellipses… I really like ellipses…
And, just a note of caution, even thought this is Disney related, I do not promise that this will always (or ever) be politically correct – not that I think this blog may be of any great interest to children (or anyone of a “sensitive nature”) it is intended for an adult audience.
So here we go – we’ll see where it leads… I won’t promise regular posts – you may get several days in a row, then I may disappear for a while (I will claim that I’m at the World doing “research”). I hope we all have a good time… now it’s time for a cocktail! Cheers!