We’ve all been there! The dreaded question comes up; where are we going to eat? It’s one of the biggest time wasters in any conversation space and can be a hair pulling experience. To help alleviate the stress and anxiety that arises with this question, we’ve categorized three tips to ensure you find somewhere to eat in a timely fashion:
1. Know Dietary Concerns!
This will help eliminate a large amount of places if your guest has a dietary concern. Keep this in mind before even suggesting a venue because lack of knowledge in this avenue will surely work against you by showing your apathetic feelings towards a concerning aspect of their life. Knowing what an individual can eat will also help zone in on places that are still acceptable for dining. Make sure you keep a note of your friends’ allergies and preferences for food because it is pivotal to show that you care and value that person!
2. Know Where You Ate Last
To keep things fresh and new, keep in mind the place that you ate at previously with that guest. Finding different places to eat ensures that your guest will feel like the gathering is both exciting and fresh. Be adventurous and spontaneous by suggesting new places, but also be understanding if they want to go to the same spot. Your guests will be ecstatic whenever the opportunity arises to have a get together. You remember what places you’ve eaten at and know exactly where to go on the next adventure together.
3. Do Your Research the Night Before
Being known as the individual who eats at all the great restaurants is a great reputation to have, and it will have friends constantly asking you for suggestions. This enables you to be known as the interesting and daring fellow who is the go to gentleman for food suggestions. I know this doesn’t sound glamorous, but five minutes before you go to bed spend the time finding out what other restaurants are out there. If you are going on a date the following day, with no venue picked yet, the extra few minutes will make the world of difference to your interaction with your guest(s). The internet is a strong tool to find information expediently at the touch of a few buttons. Therefore, there is no excuse not to know what places are trending and have good customer reviews. That little bit of effort goes a long way in impressing your guests by finding an excellent place to dine in!
There are a variety of ways to minimize the daunting question of “where should we eat?” It is an extremely easy to answer question if you have a collection of places in mind by doing quick research and remembering other’s suggestions. Knowing a plethora of restaurants with different dining styles is a status symbol in itself. You will be the gentleman that is not afraid to try new and exciting restaurants and whom knows all the best spots in town. Knowledge is power and your knowledge on food will impress everyone you meet while saving you precious time that should instead be used on eating and enjoying everyone’s company!