In this blog, I pledged to try one new thing each month in 2018. The new thing could be trying a new food, doing a new activity, or going someplace new. I have asked my fellow readers and my boyfriend to hold me accountable. At the end of each month, I will tell you all what new thing or things I have tried. I will also discuss the barriers that caused me to not try it before.
I did better than I did last month and tried more than one new thing (I only did one new thing back in April). Good for me. I first went to a new restaurant. It’s a British pub.
Barrier to going to a British pub: I don’t live near one. Clearly, I don’t live near exciting things.
Why I went to a British pub: Franklin’s dad’s cousin and her husband wanted to take us out to dinner. The plan was to eat a home-cooked meal, but the recent rainfall made the outdoor deck not look good.
My thoughts on the British pub: I liked how you could either get french fries in “shoestring” style or “English style” (which are steak fries). I personally prefer steak fries or crinkle-cut fries. However, Franklin’s dad’s cousin complained about how the pub was loud due to people coming from a wine tasting festival. Restaurants and pubs aren’t supposed to be quiet…
I went to another new restaurant the day before. It’s a new pizza place near my house that’s called “(insert name of a character from a popular movie here) Pizza”. Not saying the actual name or else you’ll find what town I live in. I’ve made some controversial blog posts so I don’t want to be tracked down and beaten.
Barrier to going to “(Character from popular movie) Pizza”: It’s a new place. It just opened up earlier this month.
Why I went to “(Character from popular movie) Pizza”:
- Dad printed out the menu for me after hearing good things from his co-workers
- Dad wasn’t making dinner that night
- Franklin and I chose this over going to Noodles & Company
My thoughts on “(Character from popular movie) Pizza”: The inside of the place looked like the inside of a restaurant I visited back in January. Guess it’s a new trend? I also felt fancy having wine with my pizza. Moscato is the only wine I like. Definitely will go back one day.
Speaking of “(Character from popular movie) Pizza”, I tried a new food there too! I tried brussel sprouts!
Barrier to trying brussel sprouts:
- I don’t like vegetables
- No one I know eats brussel sprouts
- I have never seen brussel sprouts other than in pictures
Why I tried brussel sprouts: It was actually Franklin’s idea. He looked at the small shareable plates and I asked me if I wanted to try the roasted brussel sprouts
Note to everyone: I read on Reddit that people don’t like brussel sprouts because their family members don’t cook them properly. Franklin has also never had roasted brussel sprouts because he’s had to eat them cooked in a way that “they were boiled within an inch of their life”. His words, not mine.
My thoughts on brussel sprouts:
- They weren’t that bad
- They were topped with parmesan cheese and pieces of bacon, which helped with the taste a lot
- Needed more bacon and parmesan cheese
- I would take a piece of bacon to put underneath the brussel sprout to help with the taste