Why You Should Go Out To Eat Alone
Huffington Post - over 2 years
The prospect of purposefully eating alone in public might seem daunting to some, but an increasing number of Americans are reserving tables for one. According to a recent analysis by OpenTable, single table reservations have gone up 62 percent in the last two years. Maybe it's the plethora of must-Instagram food available in every city around the country, maybe its a craving for some alone time in this hyperconnected age, or maybe it's a little bit of both. Whatever it is, the practice is worth toasting. (Alone.) Vice's Nell Frizell has gone so far as to argue that eating alone makes you a better human: [...] to concentrate on what you’re consuming, to be able to take in your eating environment alone, is one of the cornerstones of self-sufficiency. You are free from bullshit food shame, from other people’s boring diet restrictions, from small talk, from having to meet someone so late you’ve eaten the napkins before the starters arrive and, most importantly, fro...
Article Link: Huffington Post article