One of the projects I picked to try out for the Pinterest Challenge was a dining passport (see the original pin here). It wasn’t too heavy on materials: just a small Moleskine notebook I picked up at B&N, and some pens I already had. It was a little more effort-intensive figuring out the places to put into it. The original poster had just listed the name and address of the place, with a grading box for when it had been visited. Given Ian’s wonky work schedule, I thought having the hours of each place listed would be handy, too. And then I added an (admittedly vague) system for how expensive/fancy a place was, ranging from $ to $$$$. Because nobody wants to randomly pick the $$$$ place and show up in flip flops. And while we have a blank checkbox for each place, we’re just going to use an A to F grading scale instead of color-coded stickers. Also… being a designer, I may have gotten carried away trying to mimic each restaurant’s logo font for their entry… Take a look at how ours turned out:
We’ve actually already used it twice! I plan on picking a place from it for date night this coming week. And there are still plenty of blank places in the back. I’m keeping it in my purse so that if we’re out and about and see some place we want to try, into the dining passport it goes. Overall, I had a lot of fun with this project, and think Ian & I will both have fun getting out to new-to-us places in Austin. 🙂
Speaking of food in Austin, I found out over the weekend that Round Rock (Austin’s northern suburb, aka. where I live) has it’s own Taste of Round Rock event. You may remember me posting about the Taste of Austin event that I like to go to. So I was pretty excited to learn little ol’ Round Rock has its own version. And it’s tomorrow! So if you are in the area and feel like small samples of yumminess from 40-ish different restaurants/caterers, come get a ticket/check it out.
Have you ever done a dining passport or something similar? Or gone to a Taste of [Your City] event?