Topic: restaurants

Little For Vegetarians In Daily Meal’s ‘101 Best Restaurants in America’ (But Plenty Of Sea Urchin)

Little For Vegetarians In Daily Meal's â101 Best Restaurants in America' (But Plenty Of Sea Urchin)

The editors at The Daily Meal have released their list of the “101 Best Restaurants in America” for 2013. The process of compiling the list starts with editor recommendations and ends with a panel of 174 food critics, cookbook writers, food bloggers and others in the food business. The end result is a pan-regional restaurant list with lots of interesting-sounding menus but surprisingly bland-looking decor and not a single restaurant that specializes in vegetarian food. More »

Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals Revealed…Called The ‘Worst Of The Worst’

Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals Revealed...Called The 'Worst Of The Worst'

Think you know what you’re getting when you eat out? Chances are, you don’t know just how unhealthy some of those restaurant meals can be. But thanks to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), we now have a list of the top nine offenders who dish up the most fat, sodium and calories–and some of the “dis-honorees” may just surprise you. More »

Weight Loss Surgery Patients Get Surgeon-Approved Restaurant Discount Cards; The Rest Of Us Should Get Them, Too

Weight Loss Surgery Patients Get Surgeon-Approved Restaurant Discount Cards; The Rest Of Us Should Get Them, Too

NPR reported today that surgeon-distributed restaurant discount cards are becoming super popular for patients who’ve gotten gastric bypass surgery. They point out that the Weight Loss Surgery cards–which earn customers smaller portion sizes at a discount in some restaurants–aren’t necessarily encouraging the best dietary choices in patients who’ve already struggled with controlling their diet and weight. While this is probably true, we also couldn’t help wondering: Shouldn’t doctors be handing the cards out to everyone? More »

Roadkill Found In Chinese Restaurant Because The Owner Didn’t Realize That’s Not Cool

Roadkill Found In Chinese Restaurant Because The Owner Didn't Realize That's Not Cool

As food prices hike and Salmonella seems to be leaching into everything, it’s no surprise that crafty eaters have started to turn to urban foraging. But one Chinese restaurant owner in Kentucky took it to unsavory–and unsafe–levels when, upon finding a dead dear on the Interstate, he brought it back to the establishment’s kitchen. Which may seem thoroughly gross to most of us, but according to a local news outlet, the owner said he didn’t know that you probably shouldn’t feed roadkill to restaurant patrons. More »

How To Eat At A Restaurant Every Day, Without Gaining Weight

How To Eat At A Restaurant Every Day, Without Gaining Weight

Eat for free, tell people about, and get paid. Perfect gig, right? Lindsay Anderson won a contest put on by Tourism Richmond in British Columbia to do just that. I’m a professional eater too, and when I heard about this epic assignment, I wondered if Lindsay struggled with the same issues I do – how to eat at a restaurant every day, and stay healthy and fit while you’re at it (and hopefully, avoid gaining weight, too). I admit, there are times when I’m sitting down to a six or eight course meal, or am invited to judge a contest with dozens of dishes, when part of me wishes I were at home having a simple meal of veggies and meat (I’m more or less a Paleo girl when I’m not on the job). Nobody wants to hear a food writer’s woes, but when I work so hard in the gym it can be frustrating to feel like it goes down the drain when I have a heavy “work” load (I know, I know). More »

Why You Should Cook: 96% Of Chain Restaurants Don’t Meet U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Why You Should Cook: 96% Of Chain Restaurants Don't Meet U.S. Dietary Guidelines

The dietary guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. aren’t exactly a beacon of perfect nutrition; many criticize the balance of nutrients and believe that it favors an overly  amount of dairy, meat, and carbs. So the fact that 96% of chain restaurants fail to meet their criteria for a healthy meal according to a new study is particularly disheartening; and a pretty good reason to figure out how to cook a few healthy meals at home. More »