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!


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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.

– Ker

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18 thoughts on “The Back Story

  1. What a fun concept! Can’t wait to read more!


    • KerriAK on said:

      Thanks, Jen! I’m looking forward to sharing more stories. Please feel free to share yours as well! I’m hoping to inspire some folks to be a bit more adventurous in their eating! Tag – you’re it! 😉


  2. This is such a cool idea! Welcome to the blog-o-sphere!


    • KerriAK on said:

      I’m glad you like it Sarah. My friends, family and coworkers have always had an odd reaction to this, so I thought I’d give it a try. I hope I can keep it interesting!


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