Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Eat a Peach

I like food. What can I say?

But now and again, I don't care to be reminded what some food is. Like our time at Morton's a few years ago, with them bringing out the live lobster. Food to me doesn't have a face, if it is already pre-packaged.

I admire Andrew and Becky's commitment to their meatless (or vertebrae-less) diet. I could never get to that level.

Then again, every once in a while you come across something that makes you rethink that. Take last Friday. Denton and I went out to eat at our favourite mexican restaurant. Local and independently owned - thank you! We always have good service and meals there. But this time they changed their menu - the physical one, not just their rotating food selection. They separated by new categories:

Walking? It made me stop for a few minutes on what to get or how to order. I loathe mushrooms, so you can see the first two items of the nonmeat section. That wasn't going to work for me. I couldn't just eat guacamole. Avocados, while delish, are slightly fattening.

I mean, I got over it all and went to the 'swimming' section and got the sea scallops with the grilled peaches over arugula salad. Still....I'm not sure your clientele really wants to be reminded they are eating what were once live walking or swimming things.

Song by: the Allman Brothers


Birdie said...

Yeah, I think someone's clever idea is really going to backfire. It may be true, but I don't want to think about the process my meal has been through before it is put before me.

Get this: word ver is "ramen."

cb said...

I wish they had a "cognitive reasoning" selection. Mmmmm, cannibalicious.