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Food Worth Flying For: The Best Burger in All of Wine Country

November 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

That croissant in Paris. The char kway teow in Singapore. That cup of hot chocolate in Perugia. This is Food Worth Flying For. In this new series, Jaunted's contributors share the foods they'd gladly fly around the world for (and probably already have).

For years and year it was known as Taylor's Refresher, but now it’s called Gott’s Roadside. The name may have changed but the roadside restaurant and its “tray gourmet” has remained the same. Sure Napa Valley is known for its wine, the English muffins over at The Model Bakery, and that perfect pork chop at Mustards Grill; however, to us the burger and fries are the reason we continue to visit year after year.

We realize that there are best of lists from here to eternity when it comes to burgers, but we have to say our pick is the Western Bacon Blue Ring at Gott’s Roadside. The thing is topped with barbeque sauce, an onion ring, local blue cheese, pickles, red onion, and bacon—and all of those ingredients are doing their thing between a toasted egg bun.

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What to Eat in Vienna: 19 Foods That'll Rock Your World

Where: Vienna, Austria
November 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Vienna is so much more than Schnitzel.

It's also more than opera, Mozart, Empress Sisi, and Edelweiss on a mountainside. Vienna, Austria is a world capital of good eating, a fact that doesn't get nearly enough play. We'd almost rank it above Paris in terms of excellent culinary adventures, and we simply cannot narrow down our favorite Viennese flavors to a list of 5 or 10 items; nope, we have 19 must-try Vienna food and drinks to share with you.

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Economy Passengers are Tired of Measly Meal Trays

November 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Last week some great news for Economy passengers arrived from Down Under, as Qantas' introduced new meals for those flying in the back of the plane.

The Red Roo's overhauled menu includes more choices for in-flight grub via their Select on Q pre-order system, now with 50% larger meals and even special treats like ice cream snacks and a welcome drink. Meals not only do away with trays and feature more destination-based items (like BBQ beef sliders to North America and and full English breakfast to the UK), but they'll even surprise with items like a bread roll already infused with butter to eliminate buttery finger fumbling.

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Register Now to Run The Krispy Kreme Challenge

November 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

The cooler weather has finally arrived, and there are two options—well, we guess three options. Stay inside and watch television, fly somewhere warm, or train and prepare for a little athletic competition. We’re leaning towards the third and final option, as registration has opened for one of the country’s best races.

The Krispy Kreme Challenge takes place in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 14, 2015, so there’s plenty of time to plan and prepare—and with the Valentine’s Day date maybe you can even find a romantic runner to share in the big day.

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Master the Menu at Vienna's Best Restaurants with These 7 Words

Where: Vienna, Austria
November 14, 2014 at 5:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

Vienna, cultural home of fine music, fine art and absolutely fine dining. A menu—excuse us, a Speisekarte—here goes far beyond the Wiener Schnitzel and Sacher Torte known around the world, but oftentimes the best dishes may be lost in translation.

To navigate the culinary scene in Vienna like a local (or at least, an educated beginner), take these terms to heart:

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Street Food Friday: This Azorean Staple is Cooked by Volcano

Where: Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
November 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

The ground-cooked Cozido of Furnas on the island of Sao Miguel

The island of Sao Miguel is the largest and most populated of the Azores, a chain of nine Portuguese-owned islands about two hours (via plane) from both Lisbon and Porto. Dairy products, grass-fed beef, and seafood are the top locally sustained food choices found throughout the islands, but the most dramatic dish in the Azorean culinary scene is found only in the small, volcanic town of Furnas in the highlands of Sao Miguel.

The Cozido das Furnas, or simply the Cozido, is a traditional dish that stems back to the early days of settlement on the island, when the natural heat of the volcanic terrain was used as an oven to cook food, such as fish, beans, and even cakes. That old-world process continues today for the Cozido, a word that translates to "baked," and the process is as much of an attraction as is its consumption.

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Four Travel Contests for Foodies to Enter Right Now

November 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are four vacation contests to enter right now that will get you a little fun with a side of food:

The Ultimate Tequila Adventure

We’re pretty sure scoring a free trip to Mexico would be awesome, but with a side of tequila tasting and touring it only gets better. You have until November 21 to enter, and hopefully you’ll be the big winner scoring round-trip airfare to Guadalajara, three nights accommodations, and a tour of four tequila distilleries—plus plenty of included meals at the best restaurants in the region.

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How to Eat Dinner at Someone Else's House in 20 Different Countries

November 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday, we took a look at how peer-to-peer travel is beginning to truly shake the travel industry. Most of the matter lies in the battle between the hotel industry and vacation rental sites like AirBnb. But another segment of people-to-people travel has quietly been developing the past few years, one that could really enhance your dining experience on your next trip: A handful of sites aim at connecting hungry diners with home cooks – the AirBnb of dinnertime, if you will.

"When travelling and on holiday we all like to think that our experience is authentic to the destination,” said Simon Press, World Travel Market Senior Director. “How much more real can you get than by eating local food cooked by a local in their own home?”

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Food Worth Flying For: The Best Apple Cake in All of Amsterdam

November 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

That croissant in Paris. The char kway teow in Singapore. That cup of hot chocolate in Perugia. This is Food Worth Flying For. In this new series, Jaunted's contributors share the foods they'd gladly fly around the world for (and probably already have).

Don't hate, but we kinda used to have a thing for the cold apple cake with vanilla sauce found in every IKEA cafeteria, no matter the country. It's not a very original preference, especially considering we live in the land of all-American apple pie. Then we went to Amsterdam and everything changed.

Dutch Klassieke Appeltaart is something different; it's a deep-dish slice piled high with more cooked crisp apple slices and less sugary apple glop, encased in a generous crust of brown crumbliness yumminess.

Amsterdam is famous for its Appeltaart (reimagined in US cuisine as Dutch Apple Pie), and the small restaurant Winkel 43 renowned for its own recipe.

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This Airline Just Landed Michelin-starred Dining

November 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

Look, let’s be honest. If we’re #hangry enough, we’ll eat pretty much anything on a flight. The depressing gruel that flight attendants slop out as “dinner.” An errant mint (score!) discovered in a carry-on. A loud bag of snack chips, secured for a bargain of $5.99 at the terminal, that fills the otherwise quiet cabin with wafting aromas of ranch and onion.

Sorry, everybody. We do what we must.

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Food Worth Flying For: Tokyo's Top Tempura and Tendon

Where: Tokyo, Japan
November 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

That croissant in Paris. The char kway teow in Singapore. That cup of hot chocolate in Perugia. This is Food Worth Flying For. In this new series, Jaunted's contributors share the foods they'd gladly fly around the world for (and probably already have).

It's the favorite Japanese food of those unwilling to venture deeper into Japanese cuisine: Tempura, lightly battered meats, seafood, and veggies with a sweet and salty soy dipping sauce.

Despite its connotation as an basic entry dish into Japanese cuisine, a true Tempura is actually a complex dish. Whether you've had it State-side or overseas, there's no better place than Japan to sample what might be considered one, of many, iconic dishes.

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Daytona Beach Isn't Known for Its Restaurants, But Maybe It Should Be

November 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Daytona Beach area isn't exactly a cuisine scene, but any visitor willing to venture further than the nearest pizza place will quickly find that it should be. And now that we've shared when to go to Daytona Beach, it's time to discuss the food situation.

Most of our favorites ended up being outside the central downtown area, but easily reachable by rental car.

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