Showing posts with label restaurant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label restaurant. Show all posts

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tips for Eating Healthy While Dining Out

Eating at restaurants can be one of the most damaging activities for your diet if you don’t know how to handle it. Healthy choices and options are available if you avoid fast food establishments. Knowing how to lower the bad effects of exceptionally tasting food is important for both enjoying your life and maintaining your fitness goals. Don’t bite your nails…make the right choices!

Most restaurants cook for taste and price while ignoring the health needs of their customers. A growing trend in healthy and organic eating is pushing many restaurants to both label their calories but also their ingredients. Offerings are slowly but surely changing to be healthier but yet are not consistent enough across the country. 

Delicious bread, creamy pasta, and butter packed potatoes. Tastes great….more filling! It is also filling out your pants. Look for options and choosing alternatives will help you dine in style, enjoy your offering, and avoid gaining weight. 

Taking a few steps can save you those extra calories and may keep the unhealthy foods away. Consider the following approaches when eating out:

-Understand the Menu: Read closely and ask questions if you are unsure.

-Avoid Pasta, Rice, and Cheese-based Sauces: Pasta, Rice and Cream-based sauces are loaded with cholesterol raising agents and fat. Find items that are better alternatives. 

-No Bread Basket: Don’t even both bring the white bread basket to your table. It is way too tempting when you’re hungry. 

-Order a Glass of Red Wine: Red wine is known to have positive health effects. You can choose this option when browsing the drink menu.  

-Ask for An Alternative Side Dish: The menu might include something beneficial with a poor side dish. Ask to remove the side dish and exchange it with vegetables or something better. 

-Go for the fish or lean meat: If you are unsure what to order then seek the fish, meat or chicken breast. 

-Pick restaurants with a healthy menu section: Some restaurants offer a health section that has a great benefit in selecting appropriate options. 

-Choose Salad and Soup: When there is no option choose a salad and soup.

-Look up Menus Online: Looking up menus and prices can help in saving you time, money and your waistline. Make sure they have what you want before frequenting.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Historical Oceanfront Dining at Brockton Villa

Dining in style isn’t hard at the Brockton Villa. Towering over the cliffs you get a great view of the bay, sounds and smells of the ocean, and the fresh outdoor air while toasting the great times. As a historical landmark it is one of those places that offers more than just great food. It is a local icon with its own charm and history. Tourists flock to the restaurant as they walk along the coast and cove. 

The barren site was bought by Dr. Joseph Rodes in 1894 for $165. A great ocean front site with access to the cove and the beach. It was a vacationing home in the bungalow style. Over the years it was inhabited by the “turtle lady” who entertained President Truman and bought by Pannikin coffee to turn into a restaurant. It became a historical landmark and local attraction. 

Seating occurs on the deck, terrace or inside. Within the ancient building is a warm fireplace and table seating. The terrace affords a great view of the oceanfront while the deck has a little more space. Around 40% of all seating has great outdoor viewpoint with adequate star covered nightfall.

The dining experience is strong with friendly staff and a variety of food. The menu is focused more on fish and health due to the demographics of their customers. You may find something exotic like swordfish or something as simple as the epic chowder. Perhaps you want to try the Macadamia Nut Crusted Scallops. Lunch time is busy while late evening is sparser. 

1235 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sahara-A Taste of the Middle East

Sahara-A Taste of the Middle East nestled in the downtown area of El Cajon offers authentic ethnic food for a low price. Two people can eat with tax for under $21. That is a great price for California. Soups, salads, sandwiches and shawarma are on the menu. Customers rave about the community of food that swirls around the place. Families appear to come back on a regular basis.

Sahara’s has indoor and outdoor seating. It maintains a cafeteria style design where people make an order in the line and then are issued a number to take to their table. Drinks are offered in a fountain fashion. Think of a Middle Eastern Ponderosa. 

The restaurant is very busy and seems to have a huge ethnic following. It is generally busy with people coming in and out throughout the day. The owner has started a successful business and appears to be actively engage in making sure everything runs smoothly. 

Many people think of only high end restaurants being successful. Each market carries certain demographics of customers and exclusivity can sometimes be just that. A reasonably priced restaurant that offers something different than its competitors can be more successful. Sahara seems to have found the right mix between price and uniqueness that encourages market interest.

2990 Jamacha Rd
Ste 116
El Cajon, CA 92019