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As the city takes its last summer weekend in Tahoe or wherever, the Menuniverse also had some travel fun with planes, trains and automobiles (and one heroic boat) this week.

MP: Boston found a soda train! We didn’t know what that was either!

Heavens. MP:SoFla shared the scary tale of a Florida restaurant-owner getting shot, dumped in the bay and then fished out by some nice people in a boat. Luckily, he’s ok (considering).

MP: Chicago took a Tribunal tour of the Windy City suburbs, perhaps avoiding the city’s storms.

MP: Philly took a look at what the tourism department is doing. They’re trying to make themselves more gay-friendly and woman-friendly. Let us know when you meet 1993, Pennsylvania.

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