Sometimes, when my husband and I are out to dinner, I look around, and can easily spot the couples in the restaurant that are on a first date. You know, the awkward small talk, cautious flirting, and most especially, eschewing of any super messy menu items.
At one of our favorite places in town, one of the best menu items is elote – a Mexican street food-style corn-on-the-cob that is slathered in butter/mayo/sour cream and then covered in crumbly cheese. You know, the kind of dish that is absolutely delicious, but gets all over your face, hands and even arms as you eat it. Not first date fare, but hey – I’ve been married eight years next month. I have no qualms about ordering the elote and digging in!