That is where I spend two nights a week. My cohort has officially reached the halfway point of our MBA program; one more year to go!
As you may or may not be aware, I am in the process of a 30 day trial as a vegetarian. If you missed that post, you can catch up here. My personal thoughts so far...
PROS: This experience has already exceeded my expectations. It has turned into something that is much more than a "meat-free" diet. I am enjoying trying new foods and really tasting them. I have started to savor the flavors of vegetables like never before. Meat is often the focal point of our meals and the other foods are just "sides". When I eliminated meat from the picture, the veggies, grains and beans stepped into the spotlight. I have gained a new perspective on food, to say the least. Also, I don't miss meat AT ALL.
CONS: Sometimes finding a decent veg-friendly option when eating out is a challenge. You don't quite realize meat is everywhere until you are trying to avoid it. Many restaurants around here do have amazing meat-free dishes, but eating out can be a complication. I have also had some social conflict. I am not comfortable inconveniencing my friends or family because of my choices. I don't want people to feel like they have to only eat places with vegetarian options or cook a meat-free dish when I come over for dinner. Everyone has been super accomodating so far...but is that because they think this will be over in a month??
I walked into a new (to me) store this past weekend.
It was beautiful.