I just completed #70 of my Day Zero Project.
Originally I created this challenge when I was brainstorming things to add to the list. I choose 101 just to stick with the theme. The goal is to eat at 101 restaurants you have never been to before. These can be anywhere as long as you have never been. That means you must average at least one restaurant every ten days. For me it wasn’t a matter of if I would complete this challenge, but when. However to my surprise I completed it in 391 days or 1 year, 26 days which is less than once every four days. That might be a bit ambitious for some of you because you have to constantly seek out new locations to try. And if you look at my final list you will notice there are no fast food restaurants and no chains (ok one, Johnny Rocketts) which when you think in those terms makes doing it the way I did even harder because everything was local. At my current pace I will reach 250 new restaurants, but I think 200 will be a good new goal.
Taking a little deeper look here is the breakdown of where I spent my time.
- 61 in Virginia (56 in Richmond, 2 in Charlottesville, 2 in Virginia Beach and 1 in Elkton)
- 22 in California
- 10 in the Virgin Islands
- 6 in Anguilla
- 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina
Have you started a Day Zero Project? If so, share it in the comments below.