19. Eating Thai Food
Your idea of Asian cuisine growing up was likely limited to General Tso's Chicken from that one Chinese spot next to the pizza place, and the rare sushi lunch with a cool, older family member. Once you move to the city, you will discover that there is more Asian food available to you than just egg rolls and fortune cookies. Half the time you go out to eat someone will get that "Eureka" look on their face, like they've just discovered a cure for a rare disease and suggest, "Why don't we just get Thai?" And you will, because it is the best. The prices are usually affordable, the staff is generally attentive, and the food is delicious. We encourage you to branch out beyond the Pad Thai, though we know it is going to be difficult, as it is a reliable stand-by, like spaghetti and meatballs or a cheeseburger. But trust us, it gets better.