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.