Do not neglect to add restaurants to your list of places to ask about when having a family history conversation with a relative. Some families may have a special restaurant where they often go out to eat for celebrations or when relatives come home to visit.
Just mentioning the restaurant may generate memories–like the relatives who ordered steak medium rare when this writer had never seen beef cooked that way or ordered it in a restaurant because we had beef at home. Then there’s the time cousins from Indiana came to visit and while we were in the restaurant our meal was interrupted by a trip the establishment’s basement due to a tornado.
Hard telling what memories an eating establishment will bring.