You know I heard about something on the radio. Once a week or so, you two might go to "underground dinners." Have you heard of these?
An underground dinner is when a private individual or family, who is/are not in the restaurant business usually, but nevertheless have a very keen interest in food, eating it and cooking it -- opens up their home as a kind of tiny (with four or five guests or so, strangers, customers) restaurant.
You can find whose putting these on via the Internet or even the newspaper, I think. You would be there with three or four other strangers; though this is a kind of cozy situation there is a formality to it; these things are held in people's homes but you would need to pay for the food just as you would in a regular restaurant.
But its fun, you might find this amusing. Its off the beaten path, as it were. And if you really like it, you two might open your own "underground" establishment.