Top 10 Reasons to Dine Out

In the past when a holiday has fallen on a Monday, I've still had to write my Top 10 Tuesday. (I could always do it the week before, but somehow that never happens.)

This time, however, our Shallow Thought guru and guest poster John Lindner sent me a gift: the Top 10 Reasons to Dine Out. Actually he sent me 15 reasons, and the only work I had to do was choose which ones I liked best.

Without further ado, here's John's list, in more or less his order. Interesting where "because we're hungry" falls, and I think he's probably right: ...


1) Someone else cooks for you, serves you, and does the dishes.

2) Experience tastes you can't get at home


3) Opportunity to use more than one fork during a single meal

4) Good excuse to dress up

5) Great way to experience different cultures

6) Excellent blog conversation (argument, melee) starter

7) Decent way to make a living*

8) Great way to say "thank you," "congratulations," "I love you"

9) Because we're hungry

10) Because life is brief and brutal and ends with a party you don't get to attend


* More than decent. EL

(Photo illustrating No. 2 by Tasha Treadwell/Sun photographer)