This girl. Serious lamb-chop-lover and restaurant critique-er. She takes after her mother in a scary big way. This picture was taken last night, at dinner, The Apollo Grill.
At age just-barely-7, Meera cannot eat a meal at a restaurant without giving a running commentary on all of her strongly opinionated thoughts regarding everything from the atmosphere, to the service, to the actual food. She’s a force to be reckoned with; she has quite a critical eye (and taste bud), and has absolutely no problem tearing a place apart.
Last night, driving home after dinner, she gave the Apollo Grill experience a “100” on a scale of 1-to-10… which is, basically, her highest mark ever. I don’t recall her ever giving a restaurant a 10, let alone a “100.”
Full discloser: It doesn’t hurt that she got invited into the kitchen for a private tour and to make her own ice cream sundae (!!! pretty much one of the best things that has ever happened to her!). At one point, the restaurant owner leaned down to her eye level and asked Meera, “Are you a restaurant critic?” She laughed and said, “No!” But I was laughing quietly to myself thinking, “Yes!”