Okay, so the biggest (and I mean that literally) thing I’ve noticed about food in the South, is the ridiculous portion sizes. When we hit Tennessee, I ordered a chicken quesadilla at the Sagebrush Steakhouse. This is my quesadilla:
I ate one of those triangles and then had to call it quits. It was enormous.
In Memphis, I ordered a veggie pizza for one (ie. a small), and this is what I got:
Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, but I ate half of it and was super stuffed.
At this same restaurant, my sister ordered a a single serving of lasagna, and this is what they brought her:
This thing was ridiculously huge. She ate maybe a quarter of it and couldn’t do any more. The waitress said only two or three people have ever finished it in one sitting. I think we made a total of like, four meals from the leftovers. I mean it was tasty lasagna, but come people, do we really need this much food at one time? I would much rather pay half as much for half as much lasagna.
Anyways, I’m just saying that portions down here are out-of-control big. It’s no wonder the southeast states have the highest obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in the country. It just seems like an unnecessary waste of food.