I noticed a link in my news feed highlighting the fact one of the most unique pizzerias in the area is closing down for good. It saddens me that such a great pizza place on the main strip of a local university can bite the dust after 26 years of business.

But times change things.
Evolution changes our tastes.

I don’t dispute that, because I realize that I am a part of the cycle.

But the article reminds me to give a shout out to the local restaurateur and the local foodie escape. We’re suppose to eat out less often to save money and focus on preparing fresh foods, and I am a huge advocate of that kind of lifestyle. All I’m saying is that when when we do eat out (because we do), I think we should focus on the local spots.

Think about it this way: if we don’t support our neighbors who are crankin’ out the yummy-goodness, they won’t be there when we have a craving for their special, one-of-a-kind offerings. It’s a selfish viewpoint, but I think it’s an okay-kind of selfish. I’m gonna be okay with it if you call me selfish over delicious entrées (appetizers and desserts too!) and the brilliant chefs, cooks, food-lovers that make them happen all in the vicinity of my backyard (so to speak).

Let’s support real, good food. Let’s invest in the eateries that make our town special.