I was pleasantly surprised at the level of fun and the food was very good. When one is in NYC one is very spoiled as even hole in the wall places have excellent food. However, after spending time in VT one does learn about the law of averages. Fare that is considered paint by number is considered outstanding in VT. As I have traveled a bit I learned NYC is not the norm.
The best way to learn about local fare is to ask the staff at a hotel. My group found some amazing barbeque places one we ditched the vegan.
I want to talk about the annoying vegan. The veganism is part of a personality quirk that is passive agressive. Essentially she controls the movements of the group with her quirks and lateness. This is highly annoying and after a few weeks is over the top. Even when she is given her own car she wants to control the group and does so. Finally some of us insisted on guys time and a trip to a vegan free zone at Fatburger.
Miss Vegan has learned a secret about guys. We will put up with alot more of this garbage than women will. As soon as she is in a group of women they stop this nutiness. There is a reason this woman will remain unmarried as no man in his right mind would ever put up with this crap. If I had a choice between Northwind or the vegan I would choose the drunk in a second. At least Northwind is loveable in the rare moments she is sober.
Three more days of stupid assignments and veganism and home free. Enjoy your travels but leave vegans at home.