Hi friends, and Happy MLK, Jr. Day. Hope you're keeping warm (it's 9°F in NYC today!).
So I'm working on a follow-up piece to the "What Do You Cook When No One's Watching?" question I asked the community back in November: https://food52.com/blog... Since then, I've been writing about cooking for one and solo dining in—but have yet to tackle solo dining out. Would love to hear from you: How do you feel about dining alone at restaurants? Do you ever do it? How do people treat you? What are your experiences when you're out and about, just you, yourself, and...Yourene? Please share your stories; I'd love to include them in my next piece for the Table for One column. I touched on this subject briefly last week (https://food52.com/blog...) but plan to do a full deep dive next.
I'm fascinated by how much the world is changing and adapting to the needs of solo diners in restaurant culture. This also feels very timely, considering the recent unfortunate news about Nello (here it is, in case you haven't seen it): https://drugstoreculture.com/the-night-i-was-mistaken-for-a-call-girl/
Looking forward to the conversation.