Watching A Vegetarian Eat Meat For First Time In 22 Years Is Quite Thrilling

Stephanie Potakis hasn't eaten meat since the fourth grade – until now


Vegetarians, you might want to look away now.

For the first time in 22 years, casting director at American news satire organisation, The Onion, and long-time vegetarian, Stephanie Potakis, has just eaten meat.

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And no, not one mouthful of chicken – we're talking five expensive meat dishes.


And, of course, in the name of the internet, she decided to share her experience online for us all to watch.

Uploaded to AV Club's YouTube last week, Potakis can be seen tucking into a crispy chicken thigh – skin and all – bone marrow, rib-eye steaks and Wagyu beef – a sensation she likens to being 'drunk'.

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'I feel like I'm drunk on meat,' she says after her meaty meal at a Chicago-based steakhouse.

While eating chicken, the veggie admits to finally understanding the meaning of the word 'juicy', saying: 'The flavours are just oozing out of everywhere. That doesn't happen with vegetables.'

Meanwhile, Wagyu resulted in the response: 'This is like a whole different level of food I was not aware existed, and I'm so excited to be a part of it now.'

To be honest, we're genuinely surprised at Potakis' reaction (if indeed she actually is a vegetarian. Is anyone else doubting her surprise?). After all, she is putting parts of an animal into her mouth for the first time in almost quarter of a century. Surely, she'd be slightly more reluctant to take a mouthful of meat?

Regardless, it looks like Stephanie is thoroughly enjoying her meaty dark side.

Watch the video below:

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