Archive for September, 2008
Meat Truck is disappointed to announce that the 2009 Meat Cruise has been cancelled due to breaking news (below) of meat upgrade payments on all-you-can-eat mega-ship vacations. Any Meat Cruise ’09 deposits that have been already been turned in will be applied to an alternative destination TBD.
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One of the things that always has set cruises apart from other types of vacations is that meals are included in the basic price of the trip — at least for those who stick to the main dining room on ships.
Even on mass-market lines such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean, passengers have been able to order whatever they wanted from the main dining room menu — from lobster to steaks — for no extra charge.
But the long-held practice may be coming to an end. Industry watcher Cruise Critic reports this week that Royal Caribbean is testing the idea of charging for premium steaks in its main dining rooms — a radical departure for the line.
Cruise Critic says Royal Caribbean has begun levying $14.95 per person for a 10-ounce, organic Black Angus steak in the main dining rooms of two ships — Freedom of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.
A spokesman for Royal Caribbean tells Cruise Critic that there’s still a smaller “free” steak available to diners on the ships. But Cruise Critic says its cruising members are reporting otherwise, and it looks like it could turn into a Grade A brouhaha. The development already has caused an explosion of anger on Cruise Critic’s message boards, where members clearly have a beef with the concept.
Nothing says “I’m too classy to be anything less than middle management” like the Bacon Martini. Take it for a test drive and let us know how your life changes.
1. Lightly mist martini glass with vermouth, and rim the edge with bacon grease
2. In a cocktail shaker, mix 3oz vodka, one dash Tabasco, and one dash olive juice
3. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass
4. Skim excess bacon grease from surface of cocktail
5. Garnish with one slice of bacon
Sweet mother of meat, I should hope anyone consuming one of these only does so with an EMT on site. Just thinking about eating this makes me want to start taking Lipitor, and this from a guy who ate a deep fried Reeses peanut butter cup about three weeks ago.
Truckers, I give you the bacon cheese burger on Krispie Kreme buns.
SANGER, Calif. – A man suspected of breaking into the home of two California farmworkers, rubbing spices into the face of one man and smacking another with an 8-inch sausage has been set free.
Prosecutors say they do not have enough evidence to file criminal charges against 21-year-old Antonio Vasquez. He was released from Fresno County Jail on Tuesday.
Sheriff’s Lt. Ian Burrimond says Vasquez was found hiding in a field wearing only a T-shirt, boxers and socks after the Saturday morning attack. Vasquez is also accused of stealing $900 from the home.
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What’s a Hot Beef Sundae?
Golden mashed potatoes covered with a generous portion of our roasted and seasoned-to-perfection top round beef. Then aged cheddar cheese, more golden mashed potatoes smothered with our special beef gravy, more aged cheddar cheese, a slice of buttered toast, and a cherry tomato on top.
A delightfully satisfying meal that you will crave time after time, year after year.
ENJOY ONE RIGHT NOW!
This post was brought to you by Kyle Dorkchop, Director of Canadian Meat Affairs