Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cultivating Food

David and I like to eat out and we do a couple times a week but a few weeks ago I started to notice that we weren't being very adventurous. In fact we were being downright boring. We've been hitting up the same restaurants now for way too long and I decided it was time for change. Thankfully, he's game or else this could be like pulling teeth.

I'm embarrassed to say that I am one of those boring food people, always ordering the same things. Whatever restaurant I walk into I immediately scan the menu for boring and bland. It's terrible, I know but no more!! Since I've made the change I've ordered short ribs with a red wine reduction from First & Hope in downtown LA, sauteed scallops from The Arches, a Newport Beach landmark, and even something as simple as carnitas tacos from Taco Mesa.

OK, so I know it's nothing huge but even something so small can open up a whole new world. Who knows whats next?! I'm thinking date night in Little India (aka Artesia).

Hey If you're like me you have your favorite restaurants and favorite menu items. Last week it hit me that I rarely if ever step outside my box when it comes to food. I mean really, this is a no brainer way to cultivate change. It's something so small and seemingly unimportant but a change in restaurant or even menu selection can lead to something bigger.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was very inspiring! I tend to go to the same places over and over where I know I'll get what I like (and I also order the same thing every time) instead of trying something new. I'm definitely not an adventurous eater -- but maybe I'll give it a try, thanks!