(Quick: Name the movie!)
My posts of the last few days have been pretty meaty, so I thought I’d go with some lighter fare today. A simple question: how do you decide what you’re going to eat at restaurants?
Me personally? For a while, I always got the same thing. I’d find something I liked at the restaurant, and then I’d order it every time. TGI Fridays? Fajitas. That sort of thing. I did this because why in the world would I want to risk having a bad experience? What if I got something new, and I didn’t like it as much as what I’d gotten the time before? I’d have wasted some money. Gotten less bang for my buck.
Somewhere along the way, I flipped my approach. Now I almost always get something new every time. Because maybe the thing I ordered first–and liked–isn’t as good as something else on the menu. Every time I order something twice, I miss out on the chance to get something new. Something maybe worse, yes. But maybe better. So I typically ask for recommendations from the waiter, and I almost always go with what they recommend. I’m rarely disappointed.
This is also why I watch and read so many new things all the time, and why I don’t re-watch and re-read things. Or at least do so only occasionally.
And so I open the question to you. Which approach do you take at a restaurant? And why?
(Oh–and the movie? My Dinner with Andre. Love that flick.)