Thursday, January 27, 2011

And so it begins...

"What about eating dinner at every restaurant in New York?"

I checked out the book, "The Know-It All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World" by A.J. Jacobs because the title captured the attention of the part of me that loves to be on a quest. I've never been happy just going about my everyday life. I like to have a goal, a dream, the stranger and more impractical, the more it tends to appeal to me. I knew I would never read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. But I like the idea of someone who would. So when his wife suggested the eating out scheme, I knew that I had found my new quest.

My patient boyfriend (recently turned fiance, poor thing) agreed with the scheme, with a few reservations. Perhaps eating at EVERY restaurant wasn't the best idea. Plus I tend to have a short attention span. There may be some that just don't appeal to us, so I would end up putting it off indefinitely. So after a day of thinking on it, I came up with a compromise.

At least 10 restaurants in each letter whenever possible (I'm talking about you "Q.") Anywhere in Hampton Roads, but it doesn't take much to talk me into a bonus road trip selection. If it starts with a number or a common, essentially meaningless first word (El, La, The, A, etc) that word doesn't count, i.e. El Azteca would be counted as an "A."

So that's it! Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Make sure you let me know what is especially yummy. Feel free to comment on any review if you've been there. And if you would like to join our party, let me know.


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