In last week’s issue, we ran a feature on dining alone in public, complete with expert advice (from the scientific and talking-head communities) on how to ward off self-consciousness, anxiety and, in one case, borderline psychosis.
Given our increasingly frenetic and fragmented society, it appears that more and more people live alone and don't always have the time or energy to cook for themselves. At the same time, the prospect of being the only unaccompanied person in a lively restaurant can seem daunting.
Fortunately, we’ve just now discovered that there is, in fact, an alternative. A sad one, it’s true, but an alternative nonetheless.
And here it is: