“Then” data collected from twentysomething journals.
Most Expensive Restaurant I’ve Eaten at Thus Far, 1997:
Where: Chez Savy, Paris. Why: I was 19 in Paris and thought I should be fancy. Price: 250 francs, my daily travel allowance, a.k.a. $45. Noted: The French onion soup was nice and cheesy, but the chicken and complimentary ice cream dessert were mediocre. Also, FUCK YEAH ESCARGOT. Like traditional French people, I drank wine at dinner.
Most Expensive Restaurant I’ve Eaten at in the Past Year, 2014:
Where: Colicchio & Sons, New York. Why: Friends’ wedding celebration. Price: Not sure, but every woman in the main dining room was either dolled up [...]