There are people who love to eat and there are people who love good quality food — known as foodies. To me a foodie is kind of a food snob. They expect high quality ingredients, food prepared correctly and a beautiful presentation on the plate. I am a foodie.
And for me, when dining out, there is more than just the food that contributes to the whole experience. Dining out for me encompasses not just the quality of the food, but the service, the cleanliness, the decor/ambience and the variety of the menu. Oh and there’s a lot to judge a place by when it comes to the bathroom. Seriously.
There’s nothing more than a good meal and a good glass of wine. But when you’re traveling, it isn’t so easy to find really good food. For me, I am lucky in that price is not an object when it comes to good food, however I enjoy a bargain just like the next guy. Here’s my take on price: If it’s expensive, the food better be sublime. I should feel like I’ve just died and gone to heaven. Know what I mean? If it’s good and cheap, then I should feel cheap and dirty (in a good way), like I’ve just gotten away with something.
What’s my experience besides loving food? Well, I’ve waited tables in fine dining, catering, and a truck stop (cultural experience during two of my college years). I’ve never worked in fast food, but I did work in a bakery for over 10 years so I know a lot about dessert and get it with almost every meal. I’ve lived in the SF Bay Area for the past 10 years and I would say that it is here, I have become a foodie fool.
I hope you enjoy the blog and I encourage you to report back and leave a comment if you’ve tried any of the places or disagree with me. I’m always willing to consider giving places I didn’t like a second chance. Enjoy!