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Old 05-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Best SB restaurants when eating out

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We are going to have a few meals out starting tonight and over the next few weeks. So, I was wondering what were the most SB friendly places?

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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I'm no help; we seldom eat out. I usually take food with me if we're going to be out for a long time. However, I will say that I have never been in a restaurant where I couldn't find something appropriate to eat, even if it was a salad. Just order what you know you can eat and don't order what you can't. It might help if we knew why you were going to be eating out. Is it a necessary thing like a business dinner or is it travel? Do you have to accommodate others? I guess a steak house would always be safe.
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Hey Wendy,

Sorry not to respond (I pretty much only read the daily check-in thread, I don't read the other posts regularly...) I eat out all the time. At home, it's just the two of us - so we often don't feel like cooking. For business, I'm on the road about 2 weeks of every month. So you can imagine how many meals I spend in restaurants!

For dinner, simple is best. Grilled fish, chicken, meats are a safe bet. Try to go to places where you can get veggies instead of a starch. Big salads are good, esp. with grilled/blackened protein (shrimp, chicken, etc.) But get your dressing on the side!

One of our favorite nights out is at a local Irish pub. They do a 2 for 1 burger night. I get the burger with no roll and a big slab of tomato. They give you an option of a starch or a side salad - you can guess what I pick . Then my husband can enjoy his burger with that big nasty white roll and french fries.

Places to avoid? Mexican is tough. Too many temptations. But if you do go, get fajitas minus the tortillas. Italian is also tough, although I do sometimes get chicken saltimbocca (proscuitto, spinach, mozz cheese in a wine demi-glaze.) I ask them to not batter the chicken and to put a very light amount of sauce. It's not perfect, but it's okay for a splurge.

FYI. We live in a tiny beach town, so we don't have any chain restaurants here. It's mostly places with fresh fish literally right off the docks here, or steaks, chops, etc. I find it very easy to stay on plan when going out. One of my favorite places serves grilled chicken tenders with a side of peanut sauce that is great. No breading, no batter. Just good old chicken on the grill. I ask them for some lettuce and tomato, and I've got a nice SB dinner.

Now, I also spend a great deal of time in Europe. And there? All bets are off. I have to do the best I can, and typically it's not good. I'll be in Rome at the end of June, and heaven knows what I'll be able to eat.

Good luck and I hope that helps!
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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we are having some remodeling done to the house as well as we will be on the road traveling and such so I just wanted to be prepared. I can basically go for a grilled meat and veggies. The hard part is the italian, mexican, chinese etc.... Thanks Wiz for the ideas. My blood type is salsa () so that is my weakness. I would love love love to try that chicken saltimbocca the next time Italian comes up.

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I like steakhouses. If you have a Texas Roadhouse or Longhorn Steakhouse near you, you can't go wrong!!
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As far as Mexican, I always do a chicken fajita salad at our local place, or you can get a taco salad minus the shell and tortilla strips. Chicken Tortilla soup is good minus the tortilla strips as well. Oftentimes I will order fajitas (steak, chicken, or shrimp) with all the fixings and ask them to hold the tortillas. Very yummy!!!
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As far as Mexican, I always do a chicken fajita salad at our local place, or you can get a taco salad minus the shell and tortilla strips. Chicken Tortilla soup is good minus the tortilla strips as well. Oftentimes I will order fajitas (steak, chicken, or shrimp) with all the fixings and ask them to hold the tortillas. Very yummy!!!


genius!!!!
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What about a Mongolian Grill?
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genius!!!!
Thought of this thread b/c I went out for lunch and had the chicken fajita salad, ha ha.
Sadly, I cannot eat avocadoes anymore. Since being pregnant two years ago they totally turn me off and also give me heartburn. Weird?!
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:33 AM   #11
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This is extremely helpful

I put it in my purse lol.....the south beach dining guide...makes it super easy to order has all of the phases and what itemd on menu to order on each phase
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