So I had two funny things happen recently that both reminded me of this thread.
First, it was Bone Crackins Wednesday last week. And every Bone Crackins day - without fail - I go to Jersey Mike's for a regular #13, white, Mike's Way with hots. I've gone there so often in the past four years that they don't even ask me what I want any more, they just make the sandwich. So I thought it was funny how much I've been complaining about the 'moaners' not trying new food; we're all creatures of habit on some level.
Second, yesterday I went to a Korean market near our house. I bought about $20 worth of vegetables that I had never tasted before in my life (never even heard of some of them), and nearly squealed with excitement when I got to the meat department and say they had trotters from both pigs and cows, beef tripe and tendon. And then in the fish department, they had full (head-on) U-15 shrimp, and whole monkfish, which means you can get them to butcher it for you and harvest the liver.... which is absofreakinglutely delicious. So I have that going for me.