Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Countdown to Coney.

Well, it is that time of year again; it's Hot Dog Eatin' season. They released the Nathan's qualifier schedule a few days ago, and to our delight, there will be one in Charlotte again this year! I don't know if Jamie will try to qualify again or not (I hope she does!) but regardless, we'll be there as loyal fans and cannot wait. Atlanta is also hosting a qualifier which would only be a few hours who knows, we might show up there too! Any excuse for a trip during the summer seems valid to me.

As of right now, we plan on being in NYC on the 4th of July. This has been a dream of ours for many, many years. Hopefully that dream will materialize this summer. No definite plans are set in stone yet but we're toying with the idea of taking a week-long road trip up north, stopping at all kinds of fun places on the way. Who knows though, if plane tickets are as cheap as they say they are going to be, we might be better off flying. Stay tuned!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Our Favorite Foods #4: BOJANGLES

Based right down the road in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bojangles is a force to be reckoned with in the fast food world. I think I speak for both Jamie and myself when I say that Bojangles is the best fast food restaurant. EVER. I find myself visiting this establishment nearly once a week.

Bojangles is known for its homemade biscuits, cajun spiced chicken items, sweet tea, and the array of fixins' (cajun pintos, mac & cheese, dirty rice, seasoned fries, etc). One of the best things about Bojangles is that it serves breakfast all day long!

I usually get the Chicken Supreme Kids Meal which contains 2 chicken supremes, 1 biscuit, small order of fries and a sweet tea. I like this because it is just the right amount of food and it satisfies my Bojangles craving for under $4. The unique honey mustard sauce here is also the most perfect condiment ever created. The sweet biscuits (cinnamon biscuit and bo-berry biscuit) are also worth mentioning. I mean just imagine a homemade buttery biscuit filled with cinnamon and topped with a sweet is pure heaven.

If you have never eaten food from Bojangles you truly haven't lived. Although food from Bojangles can be enjoyed at any time, it is most delicious when craving real southern comfort food and/or the morning after a long night of partying.

God Bless Bojangles and God Bless living in the South! I don't think I could ever move out of North Carolina for the sole fact that I couldn't imagine a life without Bojangles right around the corner.

Also, we'd like to wish Takeru Kobayashi a Happy (belated) Birthday!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Steamer Pack Sighting

Today while riding through Hickory, NC a strange thing happened. Going down Highway 70, I noticed a piece of trash floating underneath cars ahead in the distance. As we got closet to this item, I realized it was something familiar to me but something that had no logical reason being in this area. It was an empty Krystal Steamer Pack box. With the closest Krystal being about 50 miles away in Gaffney, SC, why in the world would this mysterious piece of trash be in Hickory? Is there a mystery Krystal somewhere closer that I don't know about? Is there a location in North Carolina not listed on the website? I would expect to see McDonalds bags or cups from Cookout, but a Krystal box!?!? I've never been so baffled yet teased by someone's trash.

It is a mystery.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I love this:

via Facebook update from Ben and Jerry's:

A pint is still a pint!
From Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
Today at 8:48pm
One of our competitors (think funny sounding European name) recently announced they will be downsizing their pints from 16 to 14 ounces to cover increased ingredient and manufacturing costs and help improve their bottom line. At Ben & Jerry's we think downsizing pints is downright wrong. We understand that in today's hard economic times businesses are feeling the pinch. We also understand that many of you are also feeling the same, and think now more than ever you deserve your full pint of ice cream. We are even more committed today to lead with our values through the quality of our ingredients and how we source them to make the best ice cream possible. So, while our competitor may be experiencing a bit of shrinkage, rest assured that your Ben & Jerry's will still be standing tall in the freezer.

Ben & Jerry's is dedicated to making the best ice cream and giving our consumers full value in every spoonful!

Enjoy and Thanks, from all of us at Ben & Jerry's!

Ben and Jerry's is the best. Hands down. Bottom Line.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our Favorite Food #3: The Blizzard

It is fitting that I write about something named after a snowstorm since it is snowing in Asheville right at this moment. The kind of blizzard we so love is definitely NOT the snowstorm. I speak for Sadie and myself when I say that we are warm-weather ladies who are ready for summer and ashamedly like the effects global warming has instilled in the planet for the sole fact that we LOVE the summer.

Enough talk about snow. The Blizzard. We have written about Dairy Queen and their flagship concoction known as the Blizzard in many a blog-post, but we absolutely cannot compile a list of our favorite foods without what could possibly be our number one favorite food of all time. A blizzard (according to the number two definition on is:
2. blizzard

A great dessert from Dairy Queen.
This is the first, the original of ice cream desserts. Long before Sonic's Blasts or McDonald's McFlurries, there was the great. The Blizzard is still the best, don't be fooled by the cheap imitations!

This simple definition sums it up. "The Blizzard is still the best" and that is the damn truth. There are all kinds of blizzards. Too many for me to list off right now, but a few favorites of mine are: oreo, chocolate extreme, Georgia mud fudge and cookie dough; although none can compare to the greatest of them all: The Brownie Batter Blizzard.

I'm not going to go into great detail about the Brownie Batter Blizzard because one of our first blog posts is a narrative Sadie wrote in college about BBB's and it is very detailed and long and describes everything about it. The experience, the taste, and the emotional attachment we have to this dear, sweet ice cream concoction. You should read it.