Today is Easter. Many people have traditions of attending a religious gathering and having a meal with family. And I got to thinking … I wonder if there is a certain type of restaurant that would get extra business because the menu suggests Easter. Buffets, perhaps? I wonder if Old County Buffet is booming. Brunches, even?. Is Easter just accepted as one of those holidays that people have family meals and don’t patronize restaurants? Racking my brain, I bet Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years all fall into this category as well because they are more religious in nature.
Holiday Traditions through food
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Since I’m not visiting family for the holiday, I wanted to share a little anecdote I have to keep the holidays interesting and new.
If you’d like to enjoy celebrating the holidays a little differently and starting your own tradition, try to experience the holiday from another country. If you can’t travel, there are often many nice restaurants of a foreign influence. Sure this requires a little research, but gaining the new knowledge and mystery in unraveling it is part of the fun.
For example, at Christmas time, I had a large gathering of friends join me at Abay Restaurant (see my review on Urbanspoon). Abay’s menu is of Ethiopian influence, so I was sure to have Doro wat and injera, a typical Christmas meal according to Santas.net.
How am I celebrating my Easter, do you ask? I don’t make a big to-do over Easter day. The weather is beautiful, so I’ll do some gardening and eat light today. I had better work off all those tasty calories from my wonderful breakfaster yesterday with TasteBud A. I can almost still taste the Sugar Maple Pecan.
So for now, I’ll look forward to my next holiday. Cinco De Mayo! Now, I just have to find a nice place that can experience what Cinco De Mayo is all about.