I just wrote this in the thread for part 2, but I’m a big fan of the road trip episodes. Honestly kinda feels like a journey.
2 anecdotes that came to mind while I was listening that took place in two different restaurants I’ve worked in, owned by the same people; one is all about vegetarianism, and the other is basically about entirely not vegetarian friendly food.
The first is that I ended up typing up my current job’s instagram post about how we’ve started working with a new wild mushroom provider. Not normally part of my job, but my manager was struggling to find the words. I ended up having to stress what we have that’s vegetarian and vegan friendly. I honestly felt a twinge of guilt to be playing up literally two versions of mushroom tacos as great vegetarian options. I guess my feeling is that even nice-ish places in the US aren’t doing much for vegetarians.
The other anecdote is about a pizza with 3 types of salami/pepperoni on it. The chef had wanted to call it the Pig Destroyer Pizza, which is why I knew exactly the message Brandon was trying to convey. (It ended up being called the_Triple P Pizza, it was probably pretty good if that’s your thing.)