View Full Version : Cooperative Restaurants
05-10-2008, 10:12 PM
I've had two great restaurant experiences recently. The first was at a place called Hops, (they brew their own beer). I told the waitress that I'm eating raw, and asked for a salad that was on the menu with a few substitutions. She was very agreeable, and it turned out great! It had pears in it, and she brought me some avocado on the side.
I also recently went to Macaroni Grill. I asked the waitress if she would help me build a raw salad out of any raw veggies they had in the kitchen. That salad was huge! It was delicious. I had trouble finishing it. And they only charged me for a lunch salad. Very inexpensive. I was very pleased with both places.
05-10-2008, 10:15 PM
That's terrific! I'm so glad you were able to communicate well, and get what you need.
Raw really isn't so extremist as doubters say. It's quite doable. Anyone can understand it. You don't need to know squat about carbohydrates, chemicals, fat, whatever. You just need to know ordinary words like lettuce, avocado, radish, etc. Simple, sweet, and yummy! Like you, fresh freckled face :) . Your avatar pic is beautiful, by the way.
I'm glad to hear about your success eating out at regular restaurants. Sometimes I would like to go out when my friends are talking about eating out, but I get anxious, and say I would prefer to eat a salad at home. I just feel more comfortable doing that, I guess, but still: way to communicate your needs! And great to hear they were so accommodating.
05-10-2008, 11:16 PM
My husband took me out today for an early Mother's Day lunch at our favorite restaurant and they fixed me a lovely salad with avocado for my lunch. I really enjoy eating at a place that is very willing to fix something special just for me! Tomorrow it will be just too hectic and I wouldn't want to try and maneuver my walker through a bunch of people.
05-11-2008, 06:07 AM
Thanks for Sharing..........
05-13-2008, 01:59 PM
It's good to know which restaurants might be more cooperative, right? I mean, I've had a couple of not-so-good restaurant experiences, too, where they looked at me like I had two heads when I asked about raw food, and then brought me a sorry little salad that left me hungry.
rawstrength: Thanks on the Avatar. It's inspires me to try to get back to feeling/looking as good as I did when that was taken.
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