When brainstorming this issue, one of our team members made a statement that this may not be the best idea since January is known for being the month when people become more health conscience and begin diets. But you know me, I like to zig when others zag. I say we continue to look for great places to dine from breakfast to lunch and on to dinner—and even dessert.
Once the decision was made, the editorial team began their mission to get samples from a variety of restaurants, which meant they had to go out and taste for themselves. They traveled near and far for months to identify who they wanted to recommend for our Must Eat issue. Each restaurant was heavily vetted and each writer sampled several different dishes. The dish the writer selected was chosen based on what they felt best represented the restaurant, and the dish that Style thought was a must-try. Also, we didn’t do this alone. We reached out to our Facebook friends for advice on where to start. So even though it was ultimately the writer’s choice to pick what is featured, it was the feedback from our community that directed us.
And we realize that most of the greatest culinary experiences occur at home. So we also reached out to people within the community and asked them to share their greatest family recipes in our Grandma’s Secret feature. Some of these recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, and others have been perfected by trial and error. Nevertheless, each one is recommended to try at home.
My final recommendation is, if you have made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, you may want to stop now and not read any further. Pick up our sister publication, Healthy Living, because this month’s Style is going to tempt you into saying, “Well, maybe that diet can be held off for just one more month.”