Blog: Driving for food
Catherine Sleep | 11 August 2003
I know that distances are so great that in some US states people think nothing of driving an hour to meet a friend for a coffee. This distance thing is a fact of life that we Brits find it hard to wrap our minds around. We generally feel it’s quite an expedition if we have to drive for an hour to meet someone, and would usually spend the day there, or at least have dinner.
One colleague suggested that in America many people HAVE to drive 36 miles to have a good meal, as there are so few decent restaurants. But of course that’s just rubbish. I was really impressed with the quality and presentation of food I was served in the States when I holidayed there a few years ago, although, boy, those portions sure are large.
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