From Jaleo, The Bazaar, and numerous other restaurants in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles:
"Alcohol… and meat!"
Pablo de Loy
From Felidia, Becco, and Esca in New York City; Lidia's in Pittsburgh and Kansas City: "I am giving up pasta, a big sacrifice for me, and maybe I will give up some pounds as well."
From August, Lüke, and six other restaurants in New Orleans; Lüke in San Antonio:
"I'm going vegan and saying a rosary a day throughout Lent, if I'm lucky!"
From Daniel, Boulud Sud, and 11 other restaurants in New York City, Miami, Palm Beach, Montreal, Toronto, London, Beijing, and Singapore:
"I can't give up coffee — I'd be screwed — so instead I'll go without chocolate. A tough one, but I'll survive."
From The Red Cat and The Harrison, New York City:
"I'm giving up red meat. Why? Because I crave it."
From Locanda Verde, The Dutch, and Sausage Boss, New York City; The Dutch, Miami:
"No Lent for me! Was always against it!"
From Scampo and Towne Stove & Spirits, Boston:
"Carbs, because I live by protein (I'm a carnivore and no crisp, succulent piece of roasted fat could stare at me without me biting back!)."
From Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, and Chez Fonfon, Birmingham, Ala.:
"Toward the end of the day I really enjoy making a good rum drink for Pardis [Mrs. Stitt] and me. Giving it up will be much more of a sacrifice than giving up chocolate. Do we get a reprieve on Sundays?"
From Norman's Restaurant, Grande Lakes Orlando, and Tuyo Restaurant, Miami:
"Nothing one could deem 'sacrificial' comes to mind. Maybe Facebook, though!"
Norman van Aken