Coffee Culture Around the World

From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, see how people around the world take their cup of coffee.

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Peanuts are a classic ball park snack. Watching a baseball game isn't complete unless you're cracking some nuts. 960 1280

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If you're going for simple and not too messy at the ballpark, then a bag of hot and buttery popcorn is just the ticket. 960 1280

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Caramel corn has been a ballpark staple since your parents were young, and it's still just as good today. 960 1280

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The classic hot dog. An iconic staple of ballpark food. 960 1280

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The hot dog may be a ballpark classic, but it's still pretty tough to beat a good burger. 960 1280

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Pulled-pork sandwiches have become a hit at major-and minor-league baseball stadiums across the US. Citi Field (New York Mets), Nationals Park (Washington Nationals) and Camden Yards (Baltimore Oriole's) are just some of the baseball stadiums that serve these savory treats. 960 1280

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Pizza has become another popular game-day nosh. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, AZ, the spring-training home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, serves pizza by the slice at the new gourmet pizza bar. 960 1280

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The half-smoke, a half-pork and half-beef hot dog that's smoked to perfection, is a popular item on the menu at Ben's Chili Bowl of Washington, DC. And because of its fame, the half-smoke is now served at the concession stands at Nationals Park, home to the Washington Nationals. 960 1280

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In addition to their famous half-smoke, Ben's chili topped with cheddar cheese is another must. But wait ' have you heard about the half-smoke topped with chili and cheese? Out-of-this-world good. 960 1280

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Cheesy nachos, piled high with beef, refried beans, salsa, guacamole and sour cream make for a messy but downright delicious snack at the baseball stadium or anywhere else. 960 1280

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For a Seattle Mariners fan, there is nothing better than Ivar's clam chowder. Ivar's Seafood Restaurants began on Seattle's waterfront in 1938, and today they also sell their popular chowder at several stadiums and arenas in Washington State, including Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners) and Husky Stadium (University of Washington). 960 1280

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Some baseball stadiums are perfecting the classics like hot dogs, burgers and pizza, while others are adding a variety of new dishes to their menu, including crunchy fish tacos. What's not to love? Check out these delicacies at Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers), Petco Park (San Diego Padres) and Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners). 960 1280

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Sometimes nothing beats a soft, salty pretzel dipped in hot mustard. Mmm. 960 1280

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The Pittsburgher sandwich is one of Primanti Bros' signature items and is available at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, home of the Pirates. All of Primanti's sandwiches include provolone cheese, topped with fresh-cut french fries, coleslaw and 2 tomato slices ' all on fresh Italian bread. 960 1280

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On a hot summer day at the ballpark, sometimes the only thing that will do is ice cream on a stick. 960 1280

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For all the beer lovers out there, a day at the ballpark wouldn't be complete without an ice-cold brew. Please drive responsibly. 960 1280

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McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia

McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia

Philly's oldest continuously operating tavern, McGillin's began pouring pints in 1860. Chock-full of Old World character, the beloved bar serves the only stout brewed in Ireland, offers a menu filled with pub classics such as shepherd's pie, and throws an epic St. Patrick's Day party. 960 1280

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McSorley's Old Ale House, New York City

McSorley's Old Ale House, New York City

Craft beer snobs, be damned! McSorley's patrons have 2 beers to choose from at this historic pub: light or dark. It opened in 1854, making it one of the city's oldest bars, and feels simply like a down and dirty classic. If you get hungry, order the cheese plate; a hunk of cheddar and a thick slice of onion will do your belly right (or wrong, depending on how many brews you've downed…). 960 1280

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Galvin's Public House, Chicago

Galvin's Public House, Chicago

The Irish owners of Galvin's, Paul and Kathy Galvin, take their heritage — and their long family history of bar proprietorship — seriously. Much of the interior decor is sourced straight from the Emerald Isle, and some of the fireplace's stones even hail from Kathy's parents' house in Ireland. Irish classics such as bangers and mash fill the menu, and Galvin's has made St. Paddy's Day into a 6-day celebration. 960 1280

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The Burren, Somerville, MA

The Burren, Somerville, MA

You'll want to leave the confines of downtown Boston to find the region's most authentic Irish pub, the Burren. The bar is owned by 2 Irish fiddle players and has become a must-stop spot for Irish music icons including U2 and the Chieftains; it even hosts live Irish music or Irish step-dancing events most nights. 960 1280

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John D. McGurk's, St. Louis

John D. McGurk's, St. Louis

This 20,000-square-foot behemoth opened as a 1-room pub in 1978, but today, John D. McGurk's features plenty of rooms, bars and even an outdoor garden where you can get your Irish drink on. Chow down on classics, such as corned beef and cabbage or bangers and mash, before tossing back pints of Irish brews and whiskies — all to the tune of nightly live Irish music. Slainte! 960 1280

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Emmit's Irish Pub, Chicago

Emmit's Irish Pub, Chicago

Housed in a building that once served as a haven for Chicago's legendary gangsters, Emmit's opened in 1996 under the ownership of 2 local firemen. With dozens of beers and nearly 40 whiskies and scotches (including Jameson on tap!), Emmit's makes sure no one goes home thirsty. 960 1280

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Doyle's Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA

Doyle's Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA

Serving pints and Irish-inspired grub since 1882, Doyle's gives the Burren a solid run for its money. This classic pub, a favorite hangout of local politicians for decades, pours plenty of Irish brews. 960 1280

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Tom Bergin's Tavern, Los Angeles

Tom Bergin's Tavern, Los Angeles

Irish coffee lovers (and let's face it, who isn't?) will want to hightail it to Tom Bergin's, which is said to have brought the tipple to Los Angeles in the 1930s. According to local legend, the creators of Cheers used to visit the bar and tapped it as inspiration for their classic TV show. Today, cardboard shamrocks with the names of patrons scrawled across them canvas the ceiling. 960 1280

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The Irish Bank, San Francisco

The Irish Bank, San Francisco

Grab an outdoor table along the alley where the Irish Bank sits, and kick back for a Guinness-filled evening. On weeknights, a convivial after-work crowd tends to fill the bar, which is made homey with a slew of antiques, photos and wooden decor. 960 1280

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The Harp, Cleveland

The Harp, Cleveland

Connect to your Irish roots, if you've got 'em, at the Harp, where live Irish music fills the air, Irish beers and whiskies line the bar, and the menu is filled with Irish favorites such as boxty, a stuffed potato pancake. Patrons can sit at the bar, admiring the striking stained-glass backdrop, or grab a table on the patio overlooking Lake Erie. 960 1280

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The Dubliner, Washington, DC

The Dubliner, Washington, DC

In a city known more for its politics than its Irish watering holes, the Dubliner is a welcome respite and has been a Capitol Hill favorite since it opened in 1974. An outdoor patio stretches along Massachusetts Avenue and is perfect for filling up on Irish fare and a Guinness while people-watching. Indoors, you can listen to live Irish music in the evenings while sipping a rare Irish whiskey. 960 1280

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concession stands

concession stands

First stop at the Colorado State Fair: the concession stands where you’ll find deep-fried items like Oreos, cheesecake and peanut butter. 960 1280

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chocolate covered bacon

chocolate covered bacon

Who doesn't love chocolate? What about bacon dipped in chocolate? Get some at the Famous Dave's stand at the Minnesota State Fair. 960 1280

  

little girl eats ice cream

little girl eats ice cream

A young girl enjoying her sweet corn ice cream from the Blue Moon Dine In Theater at the Minnesota State Fair. 960 1280

  

cream puffs

cream puffs

One of the main attractions at the Wisconsin State Fair: freshly made cream puffs on a tray from the Original Cream Puff Pavilion. 960 1280

  

Fried bubblegum

Fried bubblegum

Fried bubblegum, a 2011 Big Tex Award winner for most creative food item at the Texas State Fair. 960 1280

  

grill

grill

Delicious! The grill at Juicy's stand at the Arizona State Fair. 960 1280

  

maggots on a sandwich

maggots on a sandwich

Feeling brave? Try a "maggot melt" sandwich at Jungle George’s food concession stand at the Colorado State Fair. 960 1280

  

Close-up of Nutty Bar ice cream

Close-up of Nutty Bar ice cream

Nutty Bar, an Iowa State Fair tradition. Classic vanilla ice cream on a stick dipped in chocolate and covered with nuts. Try one at the Oasis Concessions. 960 1280

  

Sign for baked chocolate chip cookies

Sign for baked chocolate chip cookies

Minnesota State Fair goers line up at Sweet Martha's Cookies for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. A state fair tradition. 960 1280

  

Close-up of Belgian waffles

Close-up of Belgian waffles

Belgian waffles waiting to be dressed at the Belgian Waffles stand at the State Fair of Texas. 960 1280

  

Cardinali's Woodfire Pizza stand is "home of the world’s largest fair food," at the Arizona State Fair. 960 1280

  

6-foot pizza

6-foot pizza

Cardinali's pizza -- the giant 6-foot pizza is shown off by Cardinali's owners and employees at the Arizona State Fair. 960 1280

  

hot beef sundae

hot beef sundae

Cattlemen’s Beef Quarter's hot beef sundae is one of the star food items at the Iowa State Fair. 960 1280

  

prepared ribs

prepared ribs

Pounds of ribs are prepped for smoking at Famous Dave's at the Minnesota State Fair. 960 1280

  

brownies

brownies

Blue ribbon brownies, another decadent treat baked at the Original Cream Puff Pavilion at the Wisconsin State Fair. 960 1280

  

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