Restaurants – Picking a Good One

Peter Meehan, the New York Times “$25 and Under” Food Critic, shares his secrets for finding great authentic local fare.
1. Talk to a local – A local’s opinion about which fish shack is best is almost always a sure bet. Try asking a shopkeeper or even your taxi driver.

2. Do your homework – Pick a location the way you might pick a racehorse at the track. Gather up all the information you can find using tip sheets. Tip sheets in the world of food are the guidebooks, magazines, blogs and other online communities where folks share their opinions of meals and restaurants.

3. Give way to the diner’s serenity prayer. Accept that you will eat some disappointing food. Ask for courage to leave a restaurant midmeal if it’s a lost cause and there’s another place nearby and for the wisdom to drink deeply and eat fully on the fine occasions when you do find what you’re looking for.


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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