As I have pointed my Other Half is a vegetarian, and I eat very little meat at home. However, every Monday evening, our little town has a community supper, free and open to all comers. It's held in the Lutheran Church, about three blocks south of our house. My Other Half is not a very 'social' person, so she doesn't feel like joining me, but I walk down there every week. The menu varies widely, depending on who's responsible for cooking. Sometimes it's one of the local churches (there are three in town, the Catholic Church I attend, and Lutheran and Methodist), and sometimes it's a family who has volunteered.
Like most regular gatherings of this sort, people tend to congregate in little groups, each sitting at 'their own' table. I picked my table the first night, and I've started getting to know several people. One is Emil, a Korean War vet, and another is a retired barber who moved here a couple of years ago.
There is always meat on the menu! Tonight the main dish was green bean and hamburger casserole, with tater tots on top. And desserts! Tonight we had chocolate cake and cherry cobbler. Delicious!
Another perk of living in a small town!