What to do without this year?
9 February 2012
We understand from friends that the celebration of life, music, food and drink that is Mardi Gras might actually be part of a bigger picture, one in which you are asked to give up or forego things for a period of time to reflect on the value of sacrifice. Whether or not you are committed to Lent, it seems pretty clear that we all have things we should give up. In our humble opinion, here are a few:
- Fast food - we don't mean convenient food, because we all need that, but the math just doesn't add up. The calories you get from a bad fast food meal top out above some of the most indulgent dishes we ever cook! As we think our menu plainly shows, we are hardly health nuts but fast food simply doesn't make sense. Let's circulate a petition to force our local Economid Development Director Michele DeWitt and the EDA here in Williamsburg to open a drive through Creperie - where you could order sweet or savory crepes and be on your merry way!
- Bad Wine - Look, we have no issue with screw tops, we LOVE screwtops! It makes access to the stuff inside even quicker and easier. We are even fans of box wine - since the technology employed actually keeps the wine inside from any excess contact with oxygen. But neither of those things means you should drink wine that just doesn't taste good. We aren't going to name any names, but if your brand comes in a glass jug with a finger hole in it, you might need an intervention by the Wine Posse. These people take their cheap, quality wine seriously and want us to warn you that no one is safe. They're watching - so you better get your act together.
- Bad Coffee - how much coffee can you drink that you don't buy the good stuff? We did some math here to and, when you divide the price of the even most expensive coffee in the market (yes, it's Illy - don't judge us!) by the number of cups in a retail can, it becomes hard to justify not buying something nice. Hey, you can even support your local roasters!
- Reality TV - (okay, actually that's just our personal pet peeve - no story here. C'mon,Snookie?! really?!)
Well, there are few ideas to get you started. And we feel better that we've done our part!