Good Date Ideas: Exotic Foods Date
Explore the holes-in-the-wall. You know that little Thai place you've heard so much about? The Salvadoran joint with legendary pupusas? Stop wondering about them and get your grub on together. If they're great, add them to your go-to list. If they stink, you'll still end up with one-on-one time. And you can always eat the kids' leftovers when you get home.
Fiesta style. Pretend that you're Greek or Irish or Chinese or Ethiopian for a day and immerse yourselves in a cultural festival. You can try out a variety of exotic foods at a reasonable price and usually find some music and other goodies like native crafts or dancing.
Travel from your own kitchen. Make a date to explore exotic foods at home. Get ideas from ethnic cookbooks from the library or recipes on the Internet. Shop together at ethnic markets and pick up ingredients you've never seen, then challenge yourself to make a tasty dish with them. And make sure you ask the "locals" for advice. The produce manager at the Korean market, the butcher at the tienda, or even the local farmer with special heirloom vegetables will likely be happy to share their tips to prepare authentic dishes.