One of my biggest complaints about the US is the incredible quantity of poor quality food. Fast food establishments and chain restaurants adorn every corner, and so few people seem to be bothered about what they're putting into their bodies (how else could these places exist?). Luckily there are some gems, the Whole Foods and natural organic markets, and restaurants such as Great Sage in Clarksville, Maryland.
Averaging about $15 for a main, $9-10 for a starter, and $6-7 for a dessert, the cost to me is not astronomical (even without converting it back to pounds). I'm quite happy to pay for skill and quality in both ingredients and kitchen hand.
And the food? Very, very good.
Grilled Vegetable Terrine
Bacon Cheddar Burger
At any rate, my mother paid for dinner. Thanks, Mom!