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Tiredof Eating out? [moved from General Chowhounding board]

I love food, and I love going out to eat. It is a thrill to find a new restaurant, and tell friends about it. Lately, though, I am tired of going out, I don't find anything really special, and a lot of places are very expensive and in my view not worth it. I don't know if it is the times or just me, additionally, all I see old places closing and new ones opening but not for long. Anybody else feel the same way.

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  1. I don't eat out that much, so no- I don't get tired of it.

    Unless I'm on vacation- DH feels the need to go out for three meals a day. I'd just as soon get one big gut bomb meal and a snack, or two well-spaced small ones. Three meals a day out gets very boring very quickly, since we can't afford the really high end places thrice a day.

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    1. re: EWSflash

      We don't go out for three meals and get's expensive. I just feel I have been disappointed at so many places lately, and nothing exciting. It almost seems like a waste of money.

    2. i eat out at least 6 times a week.
      i'm not at all tired of it.
      in fact, i'd love to eat out EVERY meal.
      i have about ten restaurants on my regular rotation.
      if i had the money, i'd add 4 more. . .

      1. We eat out every week or two. At present, it's almost always somewhere new. At that rate our list list extends into next year. It means we're getting a mix of high end and more affordable places. A mix of cuisines and styles. So it's generally fun and remains an "event" in our lives.

        I wouldnt really want to eat out more often than this as I feel, like the OP, that I'd get bored very quickly.

        1. It's all relative. If you were condemned to eating my home cooking every day you might reconsider.

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          1. re: Veggo

            LOL, I had a 5 year stretch of every meal out (don't eat b'fast, but lunch and dinner) and I got REALLY tired of it. Any home-cooked meal was a treat.

            1. re: Veggo

              Right there with you! As someone whose kitchen skills are pretty much confined to tossing pasta with some olive oil, eating out never -- well, rarely -- gets old! Since I'm frequently on the road, it's just as well.

            2. Thank you for your replies. I happen to be a good cook and baker, but my husband was disabled five years ago, and it seems like we just eat out alot, and nothing really excites me anymore. Once in awhile something really good comes around, but I am just bored. We will drive almost anywhere, so it isn't like just in our back yard

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              1. re: paprkutr

                Please don't take this the wrong way, but my first thought on reading your original post was, "This person sounds like (s)he may be depressed." And then reading about your husband - I feel for you, and wonder if you've considered counseling.

                1. re: BobB

                  Thanks for you concern, I am well thank you, I just find that a lot of the restaurants aren't living up to the hype.