I have never enjoyed dining solo in restaurants. I don't mind ordering, picking up and taking restaurant food home to eat, but dining in? Hmmm, I always think to myself, everyone will make fun of me or stare at me and wonder "Why is that big girl alone? She needs some weight loss pills and a friend" and then feel sorry for me. No thanks!
I realize this is just my personal issue. I'm pretty sure people don't really think anything of it to be honest. I don't think those things when I see someone else eating alone in a restaurant, but I just can't help feeling self conscious in that situation.
Well, despite my self conscious feelings, I have done this about 4 times before. Generally, the food has to be really promising for me to consider breaking through those feelings. The first time was years ago, Tan Mi Chinese buffet. MMMm, good! All the other times, it has been Mexican food! Apparently I don't mind the self inflicted humiliation for a good enchilada!