i love to cook, but since i work full-time in a restaurant, i enjoy going out and being waited on. boston is a densely populated city, so very little room for big chains. there simply isn't real estate available for their required footprints. i have no idea where the nearest applebee's or chili's is located.
i am friendly with many chef/owners and know where much of the food they serve and i eat comes from.
we have a very vibrant nose-to-tail scene for chefs here and i am frankly too lazy to make my own charcuterie.
am happy to have somebody shuck oysters for me while i sip a glass of wine.
we eat sashimi/sushi out a few times per month and have access to lots of great authentic southeast asian places.
we're spoiled, i guess, since so many americans live in culinary wastelands where a "chinese" buffet is considered dinner out. blech.
Last edited by noodletoy; 02-17-2013 at 10:32 AM.
i'd be a vegetarian if bacon grew on trees.