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Thread: Books about dining out.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Books about dining out.

    I have bought a few of these over the years. I had one that was for the
    gluten free diet. One for people with food allergies. Another for people
    with diabetes. One with general food counts. And now the one for the South
    Beach diet.

    So my question is... Why do they always assume that we eat at chain
    restaurants or fast food? Invariably the book that I buy will have a list
    of restaurants, at least 3/4 of which do not apply to us. Yes there is a
    Chili's at the airport. And yes there is TGI Fridays in Bellevue I think.
    They are too far away for us to eat at. But even if they were closer, they
    are just not the kind of places we would dine at given our 'druthers. And
    there are all sort of other restaurant listed that simply are not in this
    area so I have no idea what kind of food they serve.

    Would you believe I was actually considering Denny's (only for a brief
    moment) simply because that book listed safe foods in it?

    And on this kind of diet it would seem we would actually fare better to
    order in a fast food place because there one can get a plain chicken breast
    or a hamburger patty and a side salad without having to pay for a full meal!
    However... The places where we usually dine already know that we are on
    special diets and they will cook the food that we need to eat. But it can
    be tough if we get stuck having to dine at a place in another city where we
    are unfamiliar with the menu.

    I guess it would just be nice for such a book to give more general
    guidelines for dining out. Yes, it does to an extent but it tells us to eat
    things that I've never seen available. Such as Jicama at a Mexican
    restaurant. Or whole wheat tortillas. I've seen low carb ones but I don't
    think I've seen whole wheat ones except for at the long gone Macheesmo
    Mouse. They tried to do wholesome Mexican food with things like soy cheese.
    I never actually dined there because it was far too expensive for what in my
    mind fast food should be. They didn't stay in business for long.



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    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Books about dining out.

    In article <jm5lpk$50b$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I have bought a few of these over the years. I had one that was for the
    > gluten free diet. One for people with food allergies. Another for people
    > with diabetes. One with general food counts. And now the one for the South
    > Beach diet.
    >
    > So my question is... Why do they always assume that we eat at chain
    > restaurants or fast food?


    who is they and what did you think a book about dining out would cover?

    or you could look at it as a business opportunity

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