Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Just please don't call me a foodie...

So, first of all I want to say THANK YOU to the people who read my previous post! Just seeing that counter jump up the tiniest bit was a great push to keep spending my lunch hour writing!

As I briefly mentioned in my last post, my husband attended culinary school. Upon graduation, he realized that he loved me more than he loved the idea of spending long hours working in a restaurant (awwww...), so he works in a completely different field now. But, the things he learned in school have stayed with him and have turned the simple act of eating a meal into a hobby.

We plan vacations around meals. We follow food trucks and other sources of food news on twitter and text one another with breaking stories. We plan what to order well before we go to dinner somewhere new. There is very little "Let's go grab something quick" in our house. Every meal is an opportunity to try something great.

Max Brenner, Chocolate By the Bald Man, | NYC 2010

My sister-in-law lives in Atlanta. We have visited her twice before and are going back again for Memorial Day Weekend. My husband has already chosen at least three restaurants that we must sample while we're there.

Moscow Mule from Haddington's | Austin, TX 2011

I'm telling you all of this so you can see what a big role food plays in my life and in my relationship with my husband (see also: I plan events for a living. And what do people either love or loathe at most events? The FOOD!). So, since I want to blog to connect with others, and I need blog content, I thought that a big part of what I document should be where we go eat and why I like it. Usually my likes go beyond the restaurant; I like to focus on the decor, service, and all of the tiny details that create a great experience.

John Philippe Patisserie | Las Vegas, 2009 (we had truffles from here as a wedding favor. All-time FAVORITE!)

I definitely want this to go beyond pictures of food. Because really, I have instagram for that (laurenm10 if you want to follow along). And please don't call me a foodie. My palate isn't expansive enough for that. I prefer Food Enthusiast, if you're into titles.

Any favorite restaurants you want to share? Maybe we have a few of the same?!


  1. Food Enthusiast, I like it! My hubby and I sound very similar, we love exploring good places to eat, he is a fantastic cook but values his weekends, and I could not be called a foodie as I don't like olives, oysters, caviar..... So food enthusiast it is!
    Cheers - Lou @ The Honesty Path


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