FREE DOGS - It's another free day in the food world. Today from 5 - 8 PM you can get a free Original Chili Dog or Kids Cone at participating Wienerschnitzels (what happened to the 'Der"???). Of course if you don't live in California, you may not know what we are talking about (check out the locations here) as they seem to be mostly in my state.
WIENER CLUB - If you can't get to the nearest Der Wiener you can still get a free dog by joining the Wiener Lovers' Club. By joining you get a free chili dog, a free corn dog on your birthday, a free corn dog on the anniversary of signing up, and information about specials at Wienerschnitzel throughout the year. For more info go here. Just so you know you can bring Wienershnitzel to your next party. Yes, you can rent the Weiner Wagon for 150-250 people. For more info go here.
STARBUCKS VIVANNO - This past weekend when Mr. L and I went into Starbucks for a coffee, we noticed a sign that said "Vivanno in Three Days". We asked the guy behind the counter what this was and he mentioned "Banana". I got all excited remembering those wonderful Banana Fraps of a few years ago. Alas, that is not to be. It seems today Starbucks is rolling out their new healthy "Smoothies" which come in Orange Mango Banana flavor and Chocolate Banana. Though these are not coffee drinks you can get a shot of espresso with the chocolate version (the mango one can come with a shot of matcha). A grande Chocolate Vivianno will run you 260 calories, grande Mango 250. When we went last night our local Starbucks looked like it was deserted...everything was off the shelves and out of the display case. They are doing their "change" to reflect the second half of the summer. The barista said that they will be changing the "brown" logo soon but he wasn't sure when. He also said that as of September, yep, bye bye on the sandwiches so get your fill until then.