Jan 25, 2011 food and drink
At a loss as to where to take your sweet nothing for Valentine’s Day?
Well, White Castle wants you to know they’re here for you. Pitching the lure of the “savory smell of steam-grilled onions,” the burger chain is offering a special Valentine’s dinner at select locations.
Simply call to make a reservation and on February 14th, you and your significant other will enjoy a candlelit dinner (most likely with White Castle’s burger-scented candles), complete with decorations, including a collapsible White Castle vase that you can take home after.
A complete list of participating White Castles, along with contact info can be found online.
[Image courtesy of White Castle]
Jan 21, 2011 travel
Normally when you think of Corona Extra beer, an open longneck bottle with a wedge of lime usually comes to mind.
Well, how’s this for a new image?
On January 17, 2011, Corona Extra beer built a hotel in the central Callao Square in Madrid, Spain. A hotel built with twelve tons of trash reclaimed from various beaches in Europe.
The temporary hotel, which will remain up through January 23, 2011, is part of an ongoing project by the beer company to draw attention to the Save the Beach campaign.
The dates of this phase of the project coincide with the celebration of Fitur, one of Europe’s most important International Tourism Fairs.
Prestigious German artist HA Schult designed the Save the Beach Hotel and said of the project, “The philosophy of this hotel is that it shows the damages that we are causing to the sea and the coast; it reflects how things can end up if we do not take care of our planet. We live in the era of trash, and we run the risk of becoming trash. Do we really want such a world?”
The hotel can be visited between 11am and 7pm daily. Ten people a night are also being allowed to spend the night in one of the five double rooms of the hotel. There is no cost for lodging, but basically all each room has is a bed to sleep on, one I believe is also made of garbage.
Definitely not for the germaphobe.
What do you think of this project? A well-done publicity stunt, or do you think it’ll actually make an impact, as they intend?
[Photo courtesy of Corona]
Jan 16, 2011 life
Seriously…that’s what it says on the packaging:
Moral of the story – always read the packaging and don’t assume everything at the dollar store is a good deal.
I don’t just write here. I also contribute articles and posts elsewhere on the web. So in case you’ve missed any of them, I compile a monthly listing of all of the links.
Here are my December 2010 contributions to the written web universe – my final for the decade:
- Bellagio in Las Vegas Transforms Conservatory into a Winter Wonderland
- 5 Great Hotel Deals to Escape the 2010-2011 Winter Weather
- Ultra Music Festival Returns to Miami in 2011
- Why December 5 is so Important to American Nightlife
- Celebrate New Year’s Eve Outside in Las Vegas
- 6 Places to Watch Food Drop for New Year’s Eve in the U.S.
- Orlando Nightclub 2010 New Year’s Eve Events
- AAA Offers Program to Stop Drunk Driving During New Year’s Eve
- T-bones Chophouse in Las Vegas Offers Killer 50 for $5 Happy Hour
- Busch Gardens and SeaWorld in Florida Raise Ticket Prices
- Paris Sightseeing on a Budget
- 7 Tips for Visiting Paris on a Budget
- First Nights Offer Alcohol-Free New Year’s Eve Parties Across USA
- No Discrimination at the First Meeting of the CFL TBEX Bloggers – Even Dinosaurs Welcome!
- Vegan and Gluten-Free Baked Goods at Disneyworld? Hello BabyCakes!
This month, I also did more Playlists for Uptake. Playlists are like suggested itineraries for a visit to the city. Here are the ones I did for December:
If you like any of these articles, please pass the links via Twitter, Facebook, Stumble, etc. I’d appreciate the help! =)