They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. So, I have a
confession to make. My name is Leah and I'm a Foodie. Where's the
problem you may ask? I came to the realization I ate out entirely too
much this month. Between Valentine's Day, my husband's birthday, and
just grabbing a bite in between errands, I overdid it. To make matters
worse, none of which I can say was completely satisfying. It made me
stop to think about why most of the places where I ate didn't hit the
jackpot. The thing that stood out the most was I not only go for the
food, but it's about the complete experience. Call me old fashion, but I
miss when going out to eat felt like a special occasion. It was an
escape from our regularly scheduled program. Now, we pay more for less,
"fine dining" comes equipped with cable TV, and I mustn't forget the
all-important survey. Shockingly, I've received alerts on my phone
following my meal. "We see you were just at 'name', your feedback is
important to us". The many wonders of technology, right? Outside of
being a mild invasion of privacy, do they really want the truth? *Insert
Jack Nicholson*. Noise level? Most places have become entirely too loud.
Atmosphere? Some better than others, but even a high-end place we went
to felt more like a sports bar. However, combine my passion for food
with the feeling I get when I discover a place that exceeds my
expectations, the pros far outweigh the cons. It's a dirty job, but
somebody's gotta do it.
Until next time..peace, love, and Yelp.