'The diet starts tomorrow'....or, at least when I get back to Australia!
But, if I have put on any weight during my visit (crazy as that may sound...lol), I can safely say it isn't due to 'Up-size Me' at the nearest Macca's.
American food isn't merely the fast-food binging you see in the media, though there are plenty of outlets around if you want them - but why bother? Beyond the hype, there is a vast array of quality restaurants and quick-eats venues that offer tasty variety and value. The list is almost endless.
As the end of my trip grows near, I can honestly say I am forlorn, knowing I'll never get to try them all...and, believe me, I've tried!
From 99c pizza slices on the corner of 42nd St, New York, to eating delicious handmade icecream on a Brooklyn pier while enjoying the Manhatten night skyline. Grits and pumpkin pancakes in a Southern-style diner, to hot baked pretzels and beer in a Georgian bar. BBQ ribs, Brunswick stew, crispy okra and an endless variety of margaritas!
..My cp's 'kick-ass' vegetarian chile has been a yummy home-cooked treat!
Infact, I'm sitting here in a gorgeous 'wild west' steak house, waiting for my lunch. What's on the menu, I hear you ask???
How about stuffed chipolte mushrooms, corn bread, steak, sweet potatoes topped with butter, cinnamon & brown sugar, 'biscuits' and gravy.....all washed down with a yummy pomegranate margerita (they even bring you the cocktail shaker so you can refill your glass!)
...and, did I mention 'deep fried cheesecake' for dessert??
But, just when I thought I'd tried everything down here, I'll be visiting New Orleans this weekend and have been promised a whole new world of food experience..
So, as my lunch arrives - delivered by a damn cute waiter - I shall discreetly pop the top button of my stretch jeans and dig in!
Bugger...my margarita is gone...."Oh, waiter!"