To answer question 1: You’ll have to figure something out or tough out these events without food. Salad is served almost anywhere and bring your own food to eat. I haven’t been to more than a few social dining events for over 9 months now; chicken sausage is pretty common as well.
I can relate to your food habits but they are harming you and once you do the diet, you will not want to go back (right away) because you feel so good.
Remember it can take as long as 6-18 months to fully recover from candida.