Monday, December 6, 2010
Izzy's is pizza and a whole lot more!
I know a few of you have gotten discounts at buffet style places by showing your lap-band card, but I guess I just didn't have the courage to do that. So I was prepared to pay the $12 even though I knew I wouldn't eat that much. It was actually a very good meal. I had a small salad and a couple of bites of macaroni salad. I also had a piece of cheese pizza and a couple of bites of mashed potatoes. I was too full for dessert.
We went kind of late. My oldest had an indoor soccer game so it was about 7:30 or so before we got there (Now I know that for people without children and people from some other cultures, 7:30 is not especially late for dinner. But I digress.). It wasn't busy, but almost every adult eating there was obese. There were young couples, both of them big, going back for plate after plate heaped with food. Last year I would have been one of them.
I also must have had five or six servers come by my table and ask if I wanted something to drink. Why does it freak people out so much to see someone eating in a restaurant without a beverage? I think next time I eat out, I will order a glass of water just so I don't get harassed.
My two daughters accompanied me as did a family friend, age 8. She also had a coupon from the dentist. I've never seen this eight-year-old eat so much or be so excited about food. My kids were ecstatic too. I'm not really sure what to make of all the food excitement. I don't know if it is just the normal reaction to having so many more food choices than normal or if it is just that we don't eat out much. Or maybe they're all emerging compulsive eaters, but I don't think so. At any rate, I was glad to see them enjoy their meal so much without shame or self-disgust at how much they consumed. I hope they never go there. And for the record, I don't think my daughters ate too much.