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Old 11-10-2018, 04:49 PM
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We went to Bluefin for lunch last week and they told us we could substitute anything.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:01 PM
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Next time, I'd order the kebabs, and bring a friend along who likes rice. I'd have the friend order something that comes with a vegetable, but not with rice. I'd ask for two empty bread plates, with nothing on them. And then when everything shows up at the table, I'd scrape the rice onto a plate for my friend, and my friend would scrape her veggies onto a plate for me, and we'd all be happy.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:20 PM
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By the way, has anyone seen hide or hair of our regular food critic? You know Thurston Howell III. He would be a great resource for insight into this issue. Pinkies up! Pardon me, Madam, Do You Have Any Grey Poupon? Sorry for your trouble Brucenelson we love Amerikano's I just eat around the illegal stuff.
Dining was so much more enjoyable a year ago when I ate anything and everything. At least beer is still on the menu (Mich Ultra, 2.6 carbs).
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:51 PM
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Have you sought a second opinion on your medical condition? How old are you, at this point in your lifespan a little rice may not affect you too much.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:10 PM
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You do know there are new owners there now and what you had before was under the old owners. Name is the only thing that stayed the same.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:17 PM
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I would have ordered the salad with grilled chicken. I have found I need to be flexible in a lot of the restaurants.
I would have what she's having.

I wouldn't have been annoyed if they wouldn't change their way of doing things. We really can't expect restaurants to be involved with our health issues. I really think that sometimes we expect too much. I wouldn't have asked for a switch. I have never asked for a switch unless there is a choice offered on the menu.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:25 PM
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100% agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:15 AM
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Stopped by there late yesterday. Asked if I could get the chicken kabobs without the bed of rice but instead get cole slaw or extra veggies. Waitress said substitutions weren’t allowed. Told her that I was in previously and that they did allow this. Since this waitress was fairly new, she asked another waitress but I received the same answer. I explained that I’m on a low carb diet and rice is a high carb food which I avoid as I do bread, pasta and potatoes. She was sympathetic and said she was going to check with one more person out front, who I assumed might be the manager. She came back and confirmed again that the rice is part of the order and cannot be replaced with something else. She also said that they could serve the meal without the rice but I would have to still pay for the rice. Needless to say Amerikano’s has lost a customer.
Which is more important, your health requirement or paying for your meal without the rice. Don't blame the restaurant. You had other choices from their menu sans Rice, Pasta or Potato.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:11 AM
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I would have what she's having.

I wouldn't have been annoyed if they wouldn't change their way of doing things. We really can't expect restaurants to be involved with our health issues. I really think that sometimes we expect too much. I wouldn't have asked for a switch. I have never asked for a switch unless there is a choice offered on the menu.
it Looks like I’m in the minority here.

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Which is more important, your health requirement or paying for your meal without the rice. Don't blame the restaurant. You had other choices from their menu sans Rice, Pasta or Potato.
Healthy choices, easy as pie. Just order healthy but be prepared to pay for your choices and not expect the restaurant which is a business to give you more than you are paying them to provide.
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