Chapter 9. Tables and menus



Just about every time we want to go out to eat, we find ourselves sitting in the car, wracking our brains as we try to think of somewhere to go. We end up naming different styles of food—“Japanese?” “Not bad, but not really what I’m in the mood for.” “Italian?” “Not tonight.” “Indian?” “That’s a good idea, but let’s keep thinking.” Especially when we’re hungry, we have a hard time thinking about what restaurants are nearby and coming up with good options.

Eventually, we came up with a plan: One afternoon, when we weren’t hungry and had time to think, we wrote up a list of restaurants in the area, organized by price and type of food. ...

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