Tag Archives: eating out

A fun seafood restaurant in food-heavy Highwood, Il.

The atmosphere is very casual and the staff was very helpful and friendly. And the menu had several other offerings I hope to try on future visits. Continue reading

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Taco Nano, a different sort of taco place

Taco Nano won’t become a regular stop for me because I don’t know how much salt and fat are in its offerings. But it’s obviously gained a following and is worth a try if you’re looking for a different approach to Mexican food. Continue reading

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Know your chicken — here’s a great guide

Sorry organic chicken lovers, you cans till buy it for the taste, or if you feel it helps the environment overall, but don’t expect massive nutritional benefits. Continue reading

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Beware any ‘healthy’ food claims

The message here is one I often repeat, read nutrition information, don’t buy products without nutrition information on them or on their website. Continue reading

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The Garden Bar in Portland — a great spot for a salad

The atmosphere was fresh and exceedingly clean with a bit of offbeat humor in a sign I really enjoyed. Continue reading

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Nick’s Famous Coney Island — a Portland gem

I ordered the Old-fashioned Dog, classic guy that I am, which was a hot dog covered with cole slaw and the Coney sauce, and of course mustard. Continue reading

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Harvest at the Bindery — a Portland veggie gem

We had the most enthusiastic server ever. She made the meal fun and was perfectly fine dealing with my nut aversion and my request for low-salt dishes as well. Continue reading

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Try the new Senor Pan Cafe in Chicago

I’d recommend this new Senor Pan Cafe for a change fo pace night out. Continue reading

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The FDA’s new sodium guidelines have no teeth

Food processors and restaurants, who are petrified that consumers won’t buy foods that aren’t loaded with salt, definitely won this round. More’s the pity for all of us with high blood pressure and heart disease. Continue reading

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Denny’s Fit Fare menu — loaded with salt

Many national restaurant chains these days are trying to adjust menus to offer what they call healthier or leaner meals. It’s a tall order to full when their menu planners remain addicted to salt! I ran into this with Applebee’s last year and just came … Continue reading

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