New trend should make picky eaters rejoice
I have started to notice a trend in some new eateries. OK, so not all of them are THAT new, but bear with me here. For lack of a better term, I am going to call it "do it yourself dining."
What I mean by this is that you not only order at the counter, but you actually have a little more say in your entree. You know when you ask for something to be a little different on your sandwich and you are told that it can't happen because they are pre-made. Happens to me all the time. That is why this new trend I am seeing is so exciting for me. As anyone in my family can tell you, I am a picky eater. I order my hamburger plain and dry and I order my pizza without sauce . (Insert gasp here.) I am often asked to repeat myself because no one can believe that I order that way.
This is why I like this new trend. At Moo-Yah I can pick whether I want white or wheat and what- if any- toppings I would like. I get to fill out a little slip of paper, hand it to the cashier and no one coments. There is a sandwich shop with several locations in Houston called Which Wich that has the same concept. I am hoping they will make their way to the Clear Lake area.
Two relatively new yogurt shops take it a step further. You grab your own bowl or cup, head to the soft serve dispensers on the wall, then top it all off with whatever you decide from the toppings bar. After that, they will weigh it for you and then charge you by the ounce. You definitely will want to keep an eye on your children during this process. You could easily end up with a nine dollar cup of yogurt. This way, no one looks twice when my daughter puts gummy bears, Cocoa Puffs and sprinkles on her strawberry yogurt. The two shops that I speak of are Sprinkles which is right next to Star Cinema Grill and Yogurt Bear which is near HEB on I-45.
The thing that impressed me about our area's first cupcake bakery, The Naked Cupcake, is that all the cupcakes are un-frosted. You can choose any combination. Trust me, no one even blinked when my son ordered chocolate icing on a lemon cupcake.
So if you are a like my kids and me, and march to the beat of your own drummer when it comes to eating, "do it yourself dining" might be a good option for you.
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