Our critique group recently decided that they wanted to find a new place to meet. We had been meeting at a local Panera, but it wasn’t centrally located to all of the members in the group. So we embarked on our quest. We had a few requirements that had to be met:
Our group is made up of women from the North, South, East and West areas of San Diego. A central location would cut down on travel time for everyone.
Reasonably Priced- We meet every other week and if the location is expensive it can really add up.
No Waitresses/Self Serve- As a former waitress, I didn’t want to tie up a table for hours even if we did leave a decent tip.
Vegetarian menu- Several of our members are vegetarians, so a steak house was out of the question.
Able to accommodate 6 people without difficulty.
Like Goldilocks seeking the perfect porridge/chair/bed the search was on. With a general area in mind, I found myself visiting every taco shop, coffee shop, and restaurant in a 5 mile area.
We found a location that matched nearly all of our criteria when we realized we had to add a new requirement:
Must have decent food!
So the quest continues. We will be trying a new location tonight and hopefully it will work. But just in case it doesn’t I’d like to ask this question:
Where do you meet for your critique group?
I’d really love some suggestions.
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