Going out with friends soon?  Having a hard time coming up with a place to eat?  Try this idea to help you narrow down your choices.

We all go through it.  You want to get together with a group of friends or another couple and you're all having a hard time coming up with a place to go.  We started doing this a couple of months ago and it's been awesome to not only try new places where we've never been but to also check out some places where we haven't been for a while.

A few months ago my wife and I had planned on going out with another couple.  None of us had been to the Anchor Bar in quite a while and we all thought, why not try it out again?  So we did.  While we were there, we decided that we were having a great time and wanted to do it again, but where should we go?  One of us came up with the idea that we were at a restaurant that began with the letter A, why not choose one next time that started with the letter B?  So we did, and we chose a place where we hadn't ever been before.  It was an Italian restaurant over by Kleinhans called Bellini's.

You see where I'm going from here right?  We have literally just been going through the alphabet and knocking off one restaurant after the next in order.  We just do one restaurant per month so as not to break the bank too much but it's been an awesome way to try some new places, and revisit some that we haven't been to in awhile.  They don't all have to be fancy/expensive places either.

Here are the restaurants we've done so far:

A - Anchor Bar

B - Bllini's Bistro

C - Charlie's Boathouse

D - Dick & Jenny's

E - Eckl's at Larkin

F - Flipside in Strykersville

G - Glen Park Tavern

H - Hutch's

I - Inizio

J - Jasmine (Thai)

K - Kumo Japanese

L - Liberty Hound

While we eat, we come up with our next one and plan it right away so that it gets on the schedule.  It's a perfect way to choose well in advance and have something to look forward to! (It also narrows your choices down for that month to make it easier!)

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