I went to dinner with the firm whose offer I accepted again tonight. There were attorneys there from another office within the firm and students who were looking at each office. I and at least one other person had already accepted our offers and were just looking for a chance to meet more people.
I definitely wasn’t in it for the free meal. Firms are generally sensitive to the fact that I’m a vegetarian when taking me out to dinner — although I have been told a seafood restaurant was selected “because you’re a vegetarian.” Tonight, however, they were feeding (and trying to impress) a group, so steak it was.
The menu literally had nothing vegetarian on it besides the side dishes which were all cooked in a butter sauce. I can handle that if I have to but I would much prefer my vegetables not drowning in fat. I was pleasantly surprised, however — no sooner had I started to explain to the waiter that I didn’t eat meat than he suggested a grilled vegetable platter with a side of rice. The veggies were perfect! Just grilled enough and definitely not oily. I was quite pleased — not only with dinner but with the fact that I was able to avoid looking like the high maintenance, picky eater I truly am.