This was what I had the first evening of my trip. The restaurant's signature dish and yes, that is a glass of cold brewski. Highly unusual for me but it sounded good. And it was, as was the Pad Thai.
A long time ago, I read someplace some advice about developing confidence. Force yourself to have dinner alone at a restaurant. Don't sit at the counter, don't bring a book, don't engage with personal electronics (In the spirit of the advice, I'm adding the bit about personal electronics. I read it so long ago, I don't think there were such things as personal electronics lol.) and don't hurry. Just enjoy your dinner.
I did that several times years ago. And recall how amusing it was to have the wait staff check repeatedly whether I was expecting someone to join me. It seemed to be even more uncomfortable for them.
From time to time on business trips, I've had opportunities to refresh that personal development. I also get to have things husby would not. It's the Pad Thai in this case; he likes beer. ;)