Friday, April 9, 2010

How we pick restaurants

We have this ambition to find the best (well best, cheap) food in Kansas City so that when we have visitors we don't have to take them to the Cheesecake Factory.

Except we can't ever decide.  We look up the "Best Mexican." But invariably, the review web sites never agree. Yelp says one thing. Pitch says another. Someone has the best tacos but you have to pay for stale chips and salsa. Someone has amazing guacamole but sticky booths. Another doesn't even have Mexican food, it's called Tex-Mex and you're an imbecile for calling it anything else.

And don't get me started on Judy's Book, Yahoo Local and Aol Citysearch. That's right, they don't even get linked.

So we revert to decision factors like how much we like their web site design, the fonts they use on their online menu (OK those two are all me) or how much tequila goes in their margaritas (40 percent proof at Ponaks - eesh)

By now, we usually start contemplating eating cheese and crackers with a side of yogurt at home because making decisions is utterly exhausting.

However, our cheapness usually wins out and we go with the specials. So tonight we will both race home from work, I will jump in Shea's car and we will race to Southwest Trafficway getting to our restaurant five minutes before the half-price margarita special ends.

Being decisive sure works up an appetite!


  1. Oooo! Did you go to Ponaks? I LOVE that place.

  2. Went to El Patron instead. Ponaks is next. Mmm, Mexican.