LA Times: You might not have to bring a Subway sandwich or Starbucks frappuccino on your flights anymore. The LA Times writes in this post that several airlines are adding tastier and more improved food options to lure passengers to choose their airline over others. Virgin America offers its first-class passengers a selection of hors d'oeuvres, such as olive and mozzarella cheese skewers and warm mixed nuts; the airline will add a signature ice cream flavor soon, too. United Airlines also serves gluten-free items like sandwiches, salads and snack bars.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg Cottonwood's Squirrel Master Burger is a fan-favorite.
Eat More Burgers: I was recently referred to this Houston-based blog on which author Russell Weil writes about burgers in our great city. This week, he took a trip to Cottonwood, where he had never ordered a burger. He chose The Squirrel Master Burger, a spicy and over-the-top poblano-stuffed burger topped with a jalapeño, fried egg, Pepper Jack cheese and bacon. His only criticism was that he wished the bun had offered a slight contrast in flavor to the burger patty and toppings, but that didn't sway him from savoring every last bite. Side note: eatmoreburgers.com takes you to Chick-fil-A's website, so be sure to include the dashes between eat more burgers (www.eat-more-burgers.com) to read this blog.More »