In a manner of speaking, anyway.
Today I ran the 2013 Flying Pig Half Marathon in Cincinnati, one year after my first half marathon was a success. And I ran faster this time!
Well, I’ve finished a month of eating vegetarian. Wow, that was harder than I thought it would be. I didn’t change my diet completely, but I’ve definitely gained a new appreciation for the hardships vegetarians face when going out to eat.
As of today, Another Food Critic is two years old!
So, in case you haven’t noticed, Another Food Critic has been a little inactive of late.
The site’s as popular as it’s ever been, actually, but I’ve got to admit I’ve done a little less food reviewing; I used to have a new review for you every other day, but after eight months I took to a little extra weight, unfortunately.
Enter the 2012 Capital City Half Marathon.
Editor’s Note: Another Food Critic undertook a one-month challenge to eat vegetarian. Take a look at how it changed his perspective here. Among foodies, the issue of vegetarian food writers seems to come up time and again. With up to 3 percent of American adults practicing vegetarians (and up to 10 percent more looking to … Read more
This week, foodies everywhere reacted to news that southern cooking star Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes. Reactions have been mostly derisive and unsurprised. Deen has built an empire off of butter and oil-laden southern cooking, and her unhealthy food has been parodied for years. She claims she’s always preached “moderation” and in the future … Read more
The dining hall is the quintessential college experience. Half the time you’re complaining about that quality of what’s on your plate, and half the time you’re lamenting you’ve picked up the Freshmen 15. The first year or two of school are hard enough while adjusting to the new lifestyle without jumping into a college job. Why do it?
Here are 10 reasons to sign up for some shifts at the local dining hall while you’re an undergrad.
So I’m sure you’ve faces a lot of things in life you wouldn’t eat because they looked gross…but how often are they morally objectionable? The majority of people do not follow a vegetarian diet, so unless you have religious qualms, the number of times you find a menu clashing with your ethics is probably about … Read more
I’ve spent time on both sides of the dinner plate, and though nowadays I am only on the critic and diner side of things, I have had my share of experiences dealing with customers who were less-than-easy to please. While I kept to the opinion that a service job requires a service personality, I have to admit that just as much as servers can grind my gears, there is a whole different list of pet peeves that develop when you are one. Here are my five least favorite things to hear from customers.
Diners and restaurateurs often don’t get along, and there is a lot of blame to go around on both sides for the frequent differences of opinion. While every restaurant loathes the nitpicky diner (and every diner loathes the grumpy waiter) there are still some policies and ideas that, I think, need to be done away with for good. Every diner has his pet peeve. Here are my five least favorite things to hear from the restaurant I’m visiting.