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Know Your Bagels: The Difference Between New York City and Montreal-Style

April 4, 2014 at 2:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

In this week's Street Food Friday, we took a look at the mouth-watering smoked-meat sandwiches that are a staple of Montreal. It's a hell of a lunch or dinner, but let's not forget about breakfast. Like New York City, Montreal is big on its bagels, and the debate rages on about who bakes the better product.

NYC bagels are made from malt and salt, boiled in regular water, and then baked in a standard oven. Montreal bagels contain malt but sugar instead of salt, and are boiled in honey-water before being cooked in a wood-fired oven. As you can see from the photo, the bagels coming out of Montreal are significantly smaller in size. Advocates of Montreal-style say they like the thin stature and sweet taste, and believe the wood-fire oven gives the exterior a crisp crust. Those in camp NYC prefer salt to sugar in their bagel batter.

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Plan a Road Trip to Eat Taco Bell's 'Waffle Taco' in One of Four US Trial Cities

August 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Think you've tried a fair share of weird fast food menu items? Think again, as Taco Bell continues to up the ante with their waffle taco. No, making tacos out of Doritos and apple pies out of empanadas isn't enough; this new offering is a "shell" of waffle filled with scrambled eggs, a sausage patty and a side of syrup (460 calories and 30 grams of fat) for $0.89 each.

Taco Bell focused on only five restaurants around the San Diego area for the initial test launch, which included other breakfast items like a yogurt parfait, but the waffle taco has proved so immediately popular that nearly 100 Taco Bells will boast of offering the creation as soon as this weekend.

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The Drawings of an International Donut Connoisseur

June 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

Today is more than just any Friday; it's National Donut Day. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we'll be doing what we do best: writing about donuts. And travel. Traveling donuts! People who travel for donuts! You get the idea. Now go get a cruller.

For nearly two years Andy has been Jaunted resident expert on n00b travel, sharing his insights on first time experiences in our The Newbie Traveler series. He's so much more than that, however; he's also our resident doodler and donut expert.

Here, Andy illustrates five specific donut shops that've rocked his world (and will hopefully rock yours, too):

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Foreign Grocery Friday: Boxes of 'Hagelslag' Sprinkles in Amsterdam

April 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!

Hundreds and thousands. Nonpareils. Jimmies. Sprinkles.

Whatever you call them at home, these little, decorative bits of colored sugar go under the name of Hagelslag in the Netherlands. It's not a pretty word, but surprisingly Hagelslag makes for a delicious breakfast sprinkled over buttered toast. For the full how-to on this, check out our earlier explanation of the dish. For now, let's just focus on the sprinkles themselves and the fact that they are an awesome souvenir of a visit to Amsterdam.

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Four Seattle Restaurants for Scoring a Killer Brunch

September 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)


At Sitka & Spruce

Heading to the US' Emerald City need not mean packing all flannel and topping up your Starbucks card. Seattle's got plenty other stuff going on and, all this week, Lilit Marcus will be proving this right.

BRUNCH. It's Friday, so let's talk about it. Specifically, let's narrow down what's a huge variety of Seattle eateries for this all-important meal to just the ones we most love and recommend:

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And Now, Hot Waffles in an A380 at 38,000 Feet

August 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Happy National Waffle Day! It's a real thing, we swear, and although we have no idea who makes these things up, we're not complaining. Instead, to honor this very important day and to draw attention to our new series on "Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals," we conducted a little not-so-scientific poll on Twitter to discover who of you, our lovely readers, have actually licked their plate clean at altitude.

Your answers for airlines with cuisine that (pleasantly) surprised? Asiana, ANA, British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines, LAN, Lufthansa, Thai Airways, and—as @jacksontalent so aptly put it—"you can never leave out Singapore Airlines!"

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An Awesome Day on Bali: Breakfast at Biku

April 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

BALI. For some, the word conjures up images of infinity pools, surfing beaches and tropical temples. For others, it's a nightmare of topless tourists and sweaty sightseeing. Well, we just got back ourselves and we, with the help of tips from friends and locals, did something in between...something that turned out to be awesome. Put on the SPF, hire a car* and join us this week as we reveal an An Awesome Day on Bali (Jaunted-style).

Our awesome day on Bali begins with breakfast at Biku, in North Seminyak/Kerobokan.

Step outside of one of the mega resorts in Seminyak and Kuta and you'll very quickly learn two things: the local breakfast is a billion times better than whatever the resort is giving you "complimentary," and it's kind of difficult to find the beautiful Balinese-style buildings of your dreams in a city where so much is recently built of concrete.

The answer to both is Biku a tea house/restaurant/bookshop that serves a killer brunch and "Asian high tea" in a colonial-style building with exposed beams and ceiling fans instead of AC.

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Foreign Grocery Friday: The Kaya Toast of Singapore

February 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!

It can be tempting while traveling, especially for more than a week or two, to revert back to ordering the comfort foods with which you grew up. This maybe means eggs and bacon for breakfast or something similarly boring. Of course we urge you to overcome the temptation and, instead, take even more to the local menus. In Singapore, this means Kaya Toast for breakfast.

Kaya jam, which can be bought in jars in the grocery store, is a mix of eggs, sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaf. It's spread between two thin, toasted piece of bread and cut to neat rectangles. Adding butter is optional, depending on how decadent you feel.

Yes, it's green, but once you get over that and just bite in, you'll immediately forget the color for the flavor.

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Your First and Last Stop in Palm Springs Should Be Pinocchio's

Where: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way [map], Palm Springs, CA, United States, 92262
December 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM | by | Comment (1)

Tis the season to head for sunnier, warmer climes. For many this means the Caribbean and Mexico while for others, they're keeping it closer to home in Palm Springs, CA. Since we know many who'll head to the desert on Virgin America's new route to Palm Springs, we're thinking it's time to let you in on a few of our own personal favorite PS secrets.

There's nothing quite like driving into Palm Springs, or flying in for that matter. From every which way, the scenery is beyond stunning. This is truly a desert paradise, and a playground all the same. It's not too difficult to understand the way we feel about the city, if you watch the bodacious Ann-Margret do her thing from 0:55-1:45 in this scene from The Who's Tommy.

"Today it rains champagne," indeed, and nowhere more so than at Pinocchio's, a restaurant in "downtown" PS that specializes in monster brunches washed down with $3.95 bottomless champagne.

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Pop-Up Brunch Club Tops London's Most Talked-About Restaurants

December 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you've been following our London coverage, you're surely noticed two prominent trends:

1. The prevalence of pop-ups.
2. The decided lack of decent brunch options in the city.

But there is a contingent of culinarians looking to change the latter, among which you can count Bex and Nick, the masterminds and master chefs behind the aptly named Gourmet Lovers Club. The duo is fanatical about good food and adept at serving up a stellar brunch, as we can attest.

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Three Airlines That'll Fulfill Your Krispy Kreme Donut Kravings

November 9, 2011 at 9:10 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's Wednesday—the middle of the week—and we're traveling. We need something to get through the rest of the week and you know what would do the trick? A sugar rush brought on by some Krispy Kreme donuts. It'd be even better if they were in-flight Krispy Kreme donuts.

Good news for us and everyone! Krispy Kremes aren't just limited to standalone stores and the occasional airport kiosk; some airlines actually do serve up the glazed masterpieces direct to your traytable. For this they get major brownie donut points!

Three airlines serving Krispy Kreme in the skies:

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Foreign Grocery Friday: The Chimney Cakes of Hungary

Where: Hungary
October 28, 2011 at 12:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!

Hold up your arm and look at your forearm. Imagine a twisted masterpiece of dough that's roughly the length of it, and about as wide. Sure, it's hollow inside, but the magic in a Hungarian Chimney Cake is that doughy diameter. It's like what would result if a pretzel and a cinnamon bun got romantic.

Of course if you're actually over in Hungary or Romania and hungry for this massive sweet—revered as the most historical pastry in Hungary—you should know it's called Kürtös Kalács. Cooked over an open-flame hearth, the sugar-crusted rings of yeast pastry are traditionally coated in sugar, but other topping options are coconut, cinnamon, walnut, almond, chocolate and sprinkles.

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