By Stephanie DazeyFriday April 24, 2015 04:00 am EDT
What makes a place great for a first date? First of all, it should be nice. Not like special-occasion-fine-dining nice (unless you’re into that sort of thing), but somewhere fun and relaxed and preferably a notch or two above your neighborhood Waffle House (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Delicious food is obviously the goal any time you go out to eat, but good, strong drinks and engaging ambiance are of particular importance when navigating the potentially awkward first-date situation. It’s all about the experience. A place with games like bocce ball or ping-pong can help break the ice, and outdoor seating or quirky décor can help provide spontaneous talking points to alleviate any weird lulls in conversation. Last but not least, the place should probably be lively, with lots of people around, just in case your date happens to be a stranger from the Internet. Not judging, but safety first!
Our favorite hometown honky bitch, author Hollis Gillespie, came up with "The 5 Absolute Worst Thanksgiving Day Dishes" for her Shocking Real Life Writing Academy newsletter. Now we all have our own weird little food quirks, but very few sound as unappetizing as Thanksgiving sushi. Thanksgiving sushi? Really? That's just gross.
1. Bacon Mug: This is a giant mug made of fried bacon and filled...
While the Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters, five vowels and seven consonants, dishes with Hawaiian flair can leave you scratching your head. Yet the Hawaiians are on to something when it comes to BBQ, creating the most tender and moist pork using to the islands’ traditional kālua (KA-lua) baking method.