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6 minutes | 10 hours ago
FITN: Burger King Unveils New Branding!
January 27, 2021 – In this episode of Food in the news, we discuss Burger King’s new logo! It’s been 20 YEARS since Burger King redesigned their logo and we must say we are digging the new look. It has a nice retro look, a custom font with new packaging. Our favorite though? It has to be their uniforms. Let us know what you think of Burger King’s new logo and branding. 👍 Connect with us! Visit our website: https://www.nomtrips.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomtrips
17 minutes | 2 days ago
S2 EP 2: Zagat's Tech Table Conference: Helping your business
We attended (virtually) TechTable Summit 2020 on December 15, 2020, presented by Zagat. One of our favourite session was: Social Media: Reviving The Restaurant Industry Adapting to new strategies around social media, data, guest relations, and how restaurants can leverage digital platforms to grow their businesses. The panel included: Ellen Bennet - Founder of Hedley & Bennett @ellenmariebennett Nick Tran - Head of Global Marketing, Tiktok @atsignnick Lila King - Head of News and Publishing at Instagram @lilacina Rachel Karten - Social Media Consultant, formerly with Bon Appetit @milkkarten What a panel! Part of our mission on Tips Appreciated is to provide useful advice and tips on everything food-related. Today, we start with the restaurant industry, which we all know is taking a huge hit because of the pandemic of 2020. In today’s episode, we’ve summarized what we learned for you, our listeners, and viewers with the hopes that you can take some of these social media marketing tips and advice and immediately apply them to your business. Timeline 0:00 Intro 1:14 Tips Appreciated’s mission 2:01 What Restaurants can do first 3:44 So now what? 5:30 Posting perfect food pictures are fading away 6:11 Use video as the new content 7:45 Using Technology 9:45 Having Content 11:07 Community
7 minutes | 7 days ago
FITN: David Chang Wins Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
January 20, 2021 – In this episode of Food in the news, we discuss David Chang, the founder of Momofuku, winning Who Wants to be a Millionaire and donating the $1 million dollar grand prize to a worthy foundation. We know the restaurant service industry has been hit hard by this pandemic. David Chang’s focus was to donate his winnings to the Southern Smoke Foundation, which is a crisis relief foundation for people in the food and beverage industry. What was the final question? “Although he and his wife never toughed a light switch for fear of being shocked, who was the first president to have electricity in the White House?” His final and correct answer: “Benjamin Harrison” Congrats to David and the Southern Smoke Foundation! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 👍 Connect with us! Visit our website: https://www.nomtrips.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomtrips
24 minutes | 9 days ago
S2 EP 1: Our Tribute to Anthony Bourdain
In today’s episode of Tips Appreciated, we’ll be discussing Anthony Bourdain – his life, his works, and his legacy. To say that Anthony Bourdain was an iconic figure would be an understatement. More than that, though, his legacy isn’t limited to just the industries that he worked in; rather, he inspired people of all ages, of all backgrounds, and from all walks of life. But how exactly did he become this extraordinary, larger than life man? We wanted to learn more about him and wanted to hear his life story, so we did some research on things that shaped him into the person he is and the legacy he created. Timestamp 0:00 Intro 1:35 Anthony’s Childhood 2:23 College years 2:51 Career after College 3:40 Anthony’s start in journalism 4:25 A Cook’s tour - In Search of the Perfect Meal 5:06 Travel Channel’s series Anthony Bourdain No Reservation 5:40 Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown on CNN 6:36 Focusing on the food and the people behind it 8:37 Anthony’s advice 12:50 Rival Chefs 14:34 His Death 15:36 Conclusion 16:13 Our thoughts –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 👍 Connect with us! Visit our website: https://www.nomtrips.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomtrips
8 minutes | 14 days ago
FITN: Shake Shack's New Korean-Inspired Menu
January 13, 2021 – In this episode of Food in the news, we discuss Shake Shack’s Korean-inspired menu. Available now until April 5, 2021. The menu features a chicken sandwich with gochujang sauce and kimchi slaw. The kimchi is made by Choi’s Kimchi Co., a company based out of the Pacific Northwest in the United States. We encourage you to try the slaw as we learned it’s founder, Matt Choi, lost his life saving his girlfriend in October of 2020. Let us know what you think of Shake Shack’s Korean-inspired menu. -------- 👍 Connect with us! Visit our website: https://www.nomtrips.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomtrips 🎶 You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tips-appreciated-a-podcast-by-nomtrips-inc/id1540664588 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1jJl9uoinIYLp5mjg5iqAP Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yZDU1NGIxNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
11 minutes | 16 days ago
EP 9: Season 1 summary: Our thoughts and learnings.
In today’s episode, we wrap up season 1 of Tips Appreciated Podcast! We discuss what we’ve learned, what was most surprising, and where we’re headed. Since November 18th, we’ve released 8 full episodes and 10 short Food in the news where we talk about food, travel, and limited releases/collabs like Hot Ones and Reebok. What will season 2 bring? Well, make sure to tune in and subscribe as we’ll talk to some great marketers, small business owners, and people who have great stories that inspire us. Last but not least, thank you to our family and friends for all the support. We’re truly excited to see where Nomtrips and Tips Appreciated is headed. Timestamp 0:00 Intro 1:17 Favourite Episode 3:52 Top Ah Ha Moment 5:50 Most Viewed/Listened to Episode 7:03 What’s to come in Season 2 Videos mentioned Vic’s Favourite Episode Our 3 food conspiracy theories. Fact or fiction. https://youtu.be/W8tvJnPNxd4 Eddie’s Favourite Episode FITN: Excitement over Hot Ones x Reebok Collab - https://youtu.be/MWN-iWzRZP4 Most Viewed/Listened Episode Disneyland vs Disney World - Our candid thoughts - https://youtu.be/PWnY1W7SucU Talking Japan, Jiro Dreams of Sushi with Anthony. Was It WORTH IT? - https://youtu.be/MwwIBw6LOVs ------- 👍 Connect with us! Visit our website: https://www.nomtrips.comFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomtrips
5 minutes | 21 days ago
Food in the news: McDonald's U.K. introduces Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets
January 6, 2020 - In this episode of Food in the news, we discuss McDonald’s U.K. Curry Chicken McNuggets! We're truly excited for this Japanese inspired limited-edition menu item. Available for 6 weeks after December 30, 2020 launch. Instead of the crispy coating, the Katsu McNuggets uses panko crumbs and is served with a side of Sweet Curry Sauce. Let us know what you think of this limited-edition item from McDonald's!
37 minutes | 23 days ago
Ep 8: Anthony's back! Chatting McDonald's from around the world.
In today’s episode, Anthony is back! Today he shares his McDonald’s experiences from around the world. Ever been to a “fancy” sit down McDonald’s? Well, there’s one in Hong Kong. He shares his experiences from multiple McDonald’s including Egypt, Japan, and Australia. Remember Pokemon Happy Meal toys? Well, Anthony has some cool stories around his quests for McDonald’s merch. Do you have McDonald’s stories to share? Tell us! Timestamp 0:00 Introduction 1:36 McDonald’s in Hong Kong 3:34 McDonald’s in Japan 5:18 McDonald’s in Egypt 8:41 Eddie’s experience in Hawaii’s McDonald’s 9:02 McDonald’s in Australia 10:50 Cool McDonald’s Merch 15:38 Items we miss from McDonald’s 19:48 Make your own burger 22:13 What is our go-to at McDonald’s? 27:07 Triple Filet o’ fish 28:51 Vic Remembering Big Mac had a paper ring holding the burger 33:15 Anthony running around McDonald’s finding the Pokemon toys 35:00 Nomtip: What should travellers looks for at other McDonald’s
7 minutes | a month ago
FITN: The odd combo - McDonald's Oreo and Spam Burger in China
December 30, 2020 - In this episode of Food in the news, we discuss McDonald’s China odd combination. Spam and Oreos. That’s right, bringing together two of the world’s most famous foods into the limited time Oreo and Spam burger. Imagine, two buns and in between two slices of spam, crumbled up Oreos and mayonnaise! What does it taste like, watch today’s episode on YouTube as we react to a few fans who have already had it. Would you try the Oreo and Spam Burger from McDonald’s? Eddie would.
25 minutes | a month ago
EP 7: Discussing Bubble Tea Over Boba
In today’s episode, we discuss one of our favourite drinks, bubble tea! Also known as boba, we look at the history behind this popular drink. Where did it come from? How was it created? What does the bubble actually mean? Sit back and relax as we chat through all these questions over our own favourite bubble tea drinks. If you want to go ahead and get your favorite drink, please do. Also, guess how many times Vic visited Boba Guys in one day? HINT: She LOVES Boba Guys. 0:00 - Intro 1:00 - What’s Bubble Tea/Boba? 2:00 - Boba Guys 2:32 - When was Bubble Tea invented 2:55 - Traditional Tea Houses in Taiwan 4:52 - How was Boba discovered? 8:28 - Customizing Boba 9:47 - Vic’s Love for Boba Guys 11:06 - What does Bubble mean in Bubble Tea? 12:38 - When did Boba move to North America? 13:16 - What are the Tapioca balls? 15:52 - Is Boba Healthy? ----------- 👍 Connect with us! Visit our website: https://www.nomtrips.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomtrips 🎶 You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tips-appreciated-a-podcast-by-nomtrips-inc/id1540664588 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1jJl9uoinIYLp5mjg5iqAP Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yZDU1NGIxNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
8 minutes | a month ago
Food in the news: Our Take on Fast-food Breakfast Wars
December 23, 2020 - CNN recently published an article on fast-food breakfast winners and losers. In today’s Food in the news, we give our own opinion on whether we agree with the article and share our favourite places to eat. Is McDonald's still the ultimate winner? How does Tim Horton's compare to quality and value? Also, we didn't realize Wendy's served breakfast. Watch or listen to the full episode and let us know your own winners and losers!
23 minutes | a month ago
EP 6: Eddie's favourite place, Hawaii!
In episode 6, we look at one of Eddie’s favourite places to visit, Hawaii! Vic asks Eddie about the best places to eat and do. Eddie talks about Waikiki, favourite places to eat on the North Shore, and some hidden local favourites in Helena’s Hawaiian food! Hawaiian short ribs, yes, please. 0:00 - Intro 0:43 - How many times has Eddie been to Hawaii 1:26 - Which Cities did Eddie go visit 2:08 - Favourite City in Hawaii 2:45 - City for first-timers to go to 3:00 - The best time to go 5:13 - Top 3 Places to Eat 5:23 - Shrimp Truck - Giovannis 6:17 - Matsumoto Shave Ice 7:24 - Leonard's Bakery 8:43 - What food should first-timers try 9:53 - Try different types of Spam in Hawaii 10:28 - Great Hawaiian breakfast 11:05 - Fun Group Activity to do in Hawaii 12:35 - Hike up Diamond Head 13:26 - How long should you stay? 14:32 - Should people island-hop? 15:21 - Accommodation in Hawaii 15:59 - Aston at the Waikiki Banyan 16:34 - Getting Around Hawaii 17:26 - Any local secrets - Hidden gems 17:45 - Spam Musubi 18:43 - Short ribs at Helena's Hawaiian Food 20:51 - What would you do if you didn’t have the kids with you?
10 minutes | a month ago
FITN: With one tweet, is the McPizza coming back?
December 16, 2020 - On November 2, 2020 McDonald’s tweeted “remember when we sold McPizza” The tweet generated over 2,500 comments from people who remember, people who wished they had it in their hometown and memories of bringing back the McRib. In today’s Food in the news, we share our own experience with the McPizza, including memories, how it tasted and the different sizes. Eddie argues it came in a family size, while Vic only remembers the individual size. Listeners, and viewers, would YOU want the McPizza back? Imagine a McPizza and McRib combo in 2020. Add a coffee for $1 and you have yourself a meal.
27 minutes | a month ago
Vic’s New York Experience - 7 Questions + bonus content!
In episode 5, we look at one of Vic’s favourite cities, New York! Eddie asks Vic about the best places to eat and do. Vic talks about her top 3 eats, adventures and shares some great tips and advice for the first-time visitor. Bonus content includes her hilarious experience attending the Sleep No More show. Final question: If you had 1 hour to visit NY, where would you eat? Check out Vic’s full answer in this episode. 0:00 Intro 1:09 Vic’s top 3 places to eat 1:18 #1 Ippudo NYC 1:27 Tip: Go to Ippudo at lunchtime 2:25 Tip: Go line up before the restaurant opens to get a seat 4:07 #2 Shake Shack 5:59 #3 Halal Guys 6:27 Which Halal Guys cart to go to 6:44 Tip: Ask for the red and white sauce 7:40 Vic’s top activities to do in New York City 7:47 Broadway in New York City 8:47 Tip: Buy Broadway tickets in advance 9:32 World of Nintendo 10:32 Top of the Rock for the best views of the city 10:47 Tip: Reserve your spot ahead of time 11:19 One thing you wished you’ve done but never did 12:20 What is the one thing you wish you haven’t done 14:25 Dollar Pizza at 2 Bro Pizza 15:06 Where should you stay 15:34 Herald Square 16:23 If you only had one hour in New York, where would you eat? 18:00 Family Activities 18:08 Natural History Museum 18:48 Transportation 19:31 When is the best time to go 20:17 Which airport to go to? 20:56 How long should you stay 21:16 Accomplice the show 22:57 Sleep No More Places Vic Mentioned Ippudo NYC: https://www.ippudony.com/ Shake Shack: https://www.shakeshack.com/ Halal Guys: https://g.page/the-halal-guys-long-island-city?share World of Nintendo: https://www.nintendonyc.com/ Top of the Rock: https://www.topoftherocknyc.com/ 2 Bro Pizza: https://www.2brospizza.com/ Natural History Museum: https://www.amnh.org/ Accomplice the show: https://www.accomplicetheshow.com/ Sleep No More: https://mckittrickhotel.com/sleep-no-more/
7 minutes | 2 months ago
FITN: KFC, Colonel Sanders Movie Trailer Reaction
December 10, 2020 - In this episode of Food in the News, Eddie reacts to the mini-movie “A Recipe for Seduction” - KFC and Lifetime’s collab! Show Notes: Well, 2020 has definitely been unexpected. Perhaps a nice break from the craziness of it all, Lifetime and KFC is releasing a mini-movie this Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Noon ET. That’s right, a movie about Colonel Sanders himself but with some drama! The premise is that an heiress falls in love with a head chef, Sanders (played by Mario Lopez), and during this journey, it unravels some twists and turns. Will his 11 herbs and spices win over? A must watch in our opinion. When does A Recipe for Seduction air? Sunday, December 13, 2020. Only on Lifetime.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 4: Talking Japan, Jiro Dreams of Sushi with Anthony. Was It WORTH IT?
We’re excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Anthony - @saieii! He’s been to over 22 countries, loves to explore and try new things. A genuinely cool person. On this episode of Tips Appreciated, we chat with Anthony, our newest member of the @nomtrips team. We talk in detail about his trip to Japan with useful advice and tips along the way. Remember @netflix Jiro Dreams of Sushi? Well, he ate there and told us all about it including how to make reservations, the total cost, and of course, about the sushi. Was it worth it? Also, he talks about Piss Alley, pork vagina, and whale. Tune in as he takes us on this epic 1-month vacation in Japan. Text: 0:16 - Meet Anthony, our Brand Ambassador. @saieii 3:08 - Anthony has been to 22 countries 6:10 - Pick up an IC card - prepaid card to pay for public transportation 7:23 - Use Google Translate to help with the language barrier 8:14 - Look for data plan or pocket wifi to help you stay connected 9:41 - There are 2 major airports in Japan 11:53 - 7-Eleven sushi is pretty darn good in Japan 12:22 - Piss Alley 12:50 - Some unique food in Piss Alley, including pork vagina 15:30 - Theme restaurants are popular in Japan 17:55 - Japan is a pretty safe country for families 19:07 – It’s actually 47 Tokyo Neighborhoods 19:40 – Closing hours range from 11pm – 1am depending on the train 21:21 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi 23:32 - www.govayagin.com 25:13 – Takashi Ono 30:33 - Arcades are awesome in Japan 31:25 – Akihabara, shopping central for electronics, small retailers to department stores 41:06 - Don’t be afraid to reach out to people and ask for advice 42:49: Connect with @saieii 43:40 – This is the Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant
26 minutes | 2 months ago
BONUS Epi: Our 3 Food Conspiracy Theories. Fact or Fiction.
Food conspiracies - real or fake? We all love a good conspiracy theory, especially here on Tips Appreciated. On this episode of Tips Appreciated, we take a look at 3 well-known conspiracy theories from Starbucks, McDonald’s and Chuck E Cheese. Does Starbucks purposely misname your drinks? Are McDonald’s ice cream and smoothie machines really “broken” and does Chuck E Cheese recycle their pizza? We take a fun dive into these 3 questions. Tune in as Eddie shares his support for Mr Cheese himself (hint: he WAS Mr Cheese) and Vic discovers the funniest versions of her name on a Starbucks cup. Episode Timeline: [0:00] Intro [0:52] Conspiracy 1: Starbucks - Do they misname your drinks on purpose? [4:17] Are they doing this for marketing? Tell us your opinion. [8:21] Conspiracy 2: McDonald’s - Are their ice cream or smoothie machines really “broken”? [12:23] Does it really take 3 hours to clean? Let us know! [13:54] Conspiracy 3: Chuck E Cheese - Do they recycle their pizza? [16:59] But why is the shape of the pizza so messed up? What’s your take? [24:11] Tell us your Chuck E Cheese experiences below! [25:37] Closing tip: Reviews aren’t everything. Go experience it for yourself.
10 minutes | 2 months ago
FITN - In-N-Out's Colorado Opening Madness
December 2, 2020 - In this episode of Food in the news, we discuss In-N-Out’s Colorado opening, how long we’ll wait for food and Eddie discovers that Vic has never had Popeyes new chicken sandwich. Whether you’re an In-N-Out or Shake Shack loyalist, if you don’t have a location where you live, it can be pure torture. For those Californians who now live in Colorado, you’ve been waiting patiently for a while to get your Double Double Animal Style, or extra crispy fries at your convenience. Well on Friday November 20, 2020, this became a reality. The only catch? Drive thru wait was nearly 14 hours. That’s right 14 full hours! As expected, hangry fans became a little irritated and a fight even broke out. The good news? It gives you lots of time to decide what you want, including items from their not-so-secret, secret menu. Would you wait 14 hours for that In-N-Out fix?
52 minutes | 2 months ago
EP: 3 Proud of our Canadian Treats & Snacks!
In today’s episode, we highlight our top 12 favourite Canadian treats and snacks! From ketchup chips, coffee crisp, to Kinder Surprise and the iconic Hawkins Cheezies, we sample them all.. We also discuss the infamous hot pink Cream Soda and the demand for them across the border. Included are tips on where to find them at the best price and just the right size so you can sample them all yourself. Don’t forget to tune into Youtube and watch the full experience What’s your favourite Canadian snack? Timestamp [1:48] 1. Crush Cream Soda (hot pink version) [4:38] Tip: You can get it for $1 at the Dollar Store [5:20] Nomtip: Add vanilla ice cream to make a float [7:51] 2. Coffee Crisp [9:12] 3. Smarties [10:25] 4. Aero bars [11:04] Nomtip: Aero bars are perfect for making S’mores [11:25] 5. Mars bars [14:04] 6. Caramilk [14:54] 7. Wunderbar [16:28] 8. Kinder Surprise [22:35] 9. Ruffles - All Dressed [26:57] 10. Ketchup chips [29:49] 11. Hickory Sticks [30:50] 12. Cheezies Watch this episode on our Youtube Channel
9 minutes | 2 months ago
FITN: Virtually trying on the Arby's Deep Fried Turkey Pillow
November 25, 2020 - Well Arby’s might have won the turkey merch war. In today’s episode of Food in the news, we hilariously take a look at Arby’s Turkey Pillow. That’s right, a turkey shaped pillow that you literally stuff your head into and have a nap right after your Thanksgiving dinner. Is the Arby’s Deep-Fried Turkey Pillow real? Yes this is real and not a joke. Second, absolute genius marketing by Arby’s to introduce their turkey line of sandwiches (they’re known for their roast beef sandwiches). How do I order one? Unfortunately, this has sold out. However, you can get the full details on their site and virtually try one one using Instagram and Snapchat filters. We tried it, and it’s super fun. You should too and tag us on IG #nomtrips so we can see. For those lucky enough to get one, shipping starts November 26, 2020. Happy (US) Thanksgiving everyone! Canadian Thanksgiving is in October.
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