The fact is, Kyle and I eat out too much. Way. Too. Much.
Growing up, we didn’t eat out much at all. Once a week, we would get take-out pizza. I still remember the smell of the place and the way the door creaked when we opened it.
Later on when I was a teenager, we ate out at a local bakery/cafe once a week. We went when it wasn’t busy, before their dinner rush and probably spent less than an hour there. Eating out for my family was stressful, and expensive. And it was what “rich people” did all the time. We weren’t rich. We were homeschoolers.
Kyle had a little different growing-up experience. You see, he’s Italian. Food for them is life, it is celebration, it is exciting. He grew up near fresh bakeries and local meat markets. His entire family had a passion for good food and truly enjoyed it. It’s not like they were some high-rolling, rich family. They just enjoyed food and shared good food together.
So once we got married, we clashed in this “eating out thing,” in a big way. I didn’t want to spend all of the money. Kyle wanted to celebrate life by eating out. Finally, I relaxed. And I started to enjoy myself. It’s not about living an extravagant lifestyle, it’s about being together.
We have now lived in Kansas City for about 5 years and have eaten out at hundreds of places. Kyle has a great pallet for quality and I really take note of the vibe of a restaurant. He loves seafood, I love veggies. We both love bread. Between the two of us, we pretty much notice it all. I figured that we could start documenting our foodie journey, our likes, dislikes and those wonderful “awkward eating out” moments. Oh yes, we’ll dish it all. So keep on reading, and let us know if there is a place that you’d like us to check out.