New Orleans’ Cafe du Monde

Although eight locations now exist throughout the city, the original French Market Coffee Stand was established in 1862. The open-air landmark cafe embodies the charming character of the city and acts as a modern day reminder of its French history. The menu is simple, dark roasted coffee and chicory, beignets, juice and soda, but rich in […]

American Culture: The Signs of Route 66

Everyone is familiar with the iconic highway marker for Route 66 and anyone taking the drive down the Mother Road will see it again and again as a road sign, painted marker on the highway, billboard, in the windows of businesses and on almost every souvenir you come across. Although this marker may be the […]

Seligman, Arizona: Snow Cap Drive In

Built in 1953 by Juan Delgadillo using mostly scrap lumber from the nearby railroad yards, the Snow Cap Drive-In is one of Route 66’s most colorful roadside attractions. The eatery is covered, inside and out, with decorations, kitsch and mementos left behind by travelers from around the world. A closer look around the property will […]

NYC’s Speakeasy Guide

“After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors is hereby prohibited” THE 18TH AMENDMENT, ratified January 16, 1919. The Prohibition Era in the United States stemmed out of the Temperance movement, which perceived that alcohol was the cause of many of society’s tribulations. Prohibition lasted thirteen […]

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