The Back Story
For several years, I have been an indecisive amateur “foodie”. I’ve also been a pretty adventurous eater. Even as a kid, I perplexed folks – I remember “daddy-daughter dates” at the Dry Dock (no longer around, but used to be near Cleveland, OH), when I would suck down dozens of mussels – not your typical kid!
This blog came about because I recently realized that people have become fascinated with what they perceive as my sense of crazy adventure. While I am fairly adventurous, when it comes to food, it’s really more about my indecisiveness. Yet, I think it’s a great way to experience food…
I love to ask a server, particularly at a restaurant that’s new to me, to choose a dish for me. I have two restrictions…no scallops (not sure if it’s a true allergy, but I’ve had 3 bad reactions), and NO maple syrup (the smell alone makes me instantaneously gag – ask anyone who knows me well!). And, I always ask the server to surprise me, and not tell me what they’re planning to bring me.
After years of “giving the standard line”, I’ve developed a quick-reference card for servers and chefs all over – yes, a bit nerdy, but it helps!
This blog will document the adventures I have in traveling the country (and maybe, the world, again) and allowing experts to choose meals on my behalf.
Please trust me…it’s a great way to live (and eat through) life!! I encourage you all to give it a try sometime.