Afraid of Vampires? The Stinking Rose is for You

garlic, restaurant | February 19, 2015 | By


Top Eight Ways that The Stinking Rose is Guaranteed to Ward Off Vampires:

  • Their motto is “we season our garlic with food.”
  • They serve 3,000 pounds of garlic every month. Every MONTH. Do you realize how light garlic is and just how much that translates to??
  • It’s home to the world’s longest garlic bread, which includes 2,635 individual bulbs of garlic.
  • Their 40-Clove Garlic Chicken really does include 40 cloves of garlic in every dish.
  • Where else can you get a garlic flavored ice cream?
  • Even the drinks are garlicky with their signature garlic martini topping the list.
  • Local Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew members aren’t allowed to eat at the Stinking Rose any more because of passenger complaints about their stinky breath.
  • Previous customers claim that it sometimes takes 3 days for the garlic breath to fade.

I can’t imagine this being a great place to have to walk by everyday, but their menu does sound delicious. Fortunately, once cooked, garlic is not nearly as strong as it is raw…as I learned first hand by eating whole cloves at my first shrimp boil party.

So while forty cloves of garlic may be a bit excessive to actually eat, the flavor would be mild and probably quite delicious. Just don’t sit within a 5 foot radius of me for a few days!

McDonald’s in a mansion

fast food, restaurant | May 20, 2013 | By

McDonald's mansion near Jericho Turnpike and Hyde Park in Long Island New York
While I don’t immediately think “mansion” when I see this building, considering it’s from the 1800s and in New York (Hyde Park, specifically, for you locals), then this clearly wasn’t your average sized house either.
And now, it’s a McDonald’s! This isn’t anything new and it’s been this way since the early 90s, but I had never seen it before.
My favorite part is that they full restored the glass veranda, too, and allow it to be used as a dining area:

Glassed in veranda dining area in McDonald's that's been put in historic restored mansion in Long Island New York
View from the McDonald's manshion in Hyde Park Long Island New York 

So maybe the view isn’t that great, but it’s still far superior, both inside and out, than your standard Mickey D’s:

What McDonald's usually looks like

That’s what doggie bags are made for

Comic about what your stomach is like when you eat at a restaurant with most of it being filled up with bread or chips plus soda. The $20 meal only fits in a little section.