View Full Version : What is the WORST raw restaurant meal you have ever had?
10-25-2009, 11:14 PM
I had mine this Friday, while out of town for my daughter's state volleyball tournament (they placed second, yay!). We looked all over Bozeman MT for a buffet type place like Golden Corral, as they usually have pretty good salad bars. But no such place was to be found. Finally we found a chinese place that advertised an all-you-can-eat buffet with salad bar. Everyone was enthusiastic about that, so in we went.
The raw salad bar choices consisted of:
I am not much for fruit in general, but I can tell you I filled up on orange slices! I made a paltry salad with the iceberg lettuce and carrots, then asked the waitress if she had any oil and vinegar for dressing, as they only had the usual creamy dressings. She brought me out a bowl of rice vinegar and sesame oil! Quite sure they were not raw but what to do???? It was definitely the worst raw restaurant meal to date.
Thankfully, just after this I found a large natural food coop store with a beautiful salad bar in the deli, and that is what I had the next day.
Raw Angel Mom
10-26-2009, 08:22 AM
Worst one was not to have anything raw not even iceberg salad, lol.... i Had to stick to water, good heaven what you can do to socialize with your co-workers.
10-26-2009, 10:43 AM
Nothing raw. Plenty non-raw. Rarely was impressed by much restaurant food, though I ate at them often enough. I will always bring my own backup food for emergencies or else eat later.
I would think most places with salad would at least have tomatoes or something else you could get a large bowl of. Luckily haven't had to deal with this yet. I always pick places where I know there's food for me.
10-26-2009, 12:10 PM
This weekend I was travelling for business and had 2 special dinners with the clients.
One was the best - the other the worst.
Usually what happens is that I get nothing but an entree.
In Minneapolis, at the Capital Grill, the chef really took it as an opportunity to experiment. With the appetizer course he sent out to me a plate with 2 huge thick slices of heirloom tomatoes sitting on a seasoned fresh red pepper puree, and circling the plate an olive oil/basil puree and some balsamic vinegar. Looked like a photo form a magazine, lovley, and very tasty.
For the main course, a variety of crudities topped with some type of lemony sauce and sprinkled with some kind of herbalicious microgreens. S/He included a scoop of rice and some artichoke hearts on the plate, I just didn't eat them, but who would complain? Certainly not I.
For dessert, a wine goblet filled with fresh berries and a sprig of mint.
I sent my profuse thanks back to the kitchen.
The next night. At Windows on Minneapolis. Dreadful dreadful dreadfull. Just the special entree, and all it was was about 1-2 dollars of chopped veg on a plate, no offer of any olive oil or seasoning or herbs of anykind. Kind of like you'd have for a dip -----but no dip. The dessert served to the group was cheese cake or chocolate truffle cake, both garnished with a fresh raspberry. I asked if I could have a small plate of fresh raspberries, she said she didn't know and I never saw her again. She acted like I was a pain in the arse to her. Really disappointing after the suberb service the previous night.
I did get over the the Ecopolitan, the local raw food place in minneapolis. It was kind of hit or miss, some stuff was good, others not so much....the Nut-choo cheese, definately try if you are in the area, and their eco-chips were delicious. Best dish I had was the eco-sauage pizza and the nut-shoo cheese appetizer....not a huge fan of the nut-shoo cheese platter though..... They did have some fig cookies that were incredible, didn't care for the pumpkin pie though.
10-26-2009, 09:57 PM
asked for some raw veggies at a diner once, got back some steamed veggies with a hair in it :mad:
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