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Can anyone else relate to not having a complete meal at restaurants?

Juswright Aug 11, 2008 07:18 AM

My kind of complete meal has to come with vegetables, either rice or potato and the protein (preferable chicken, fish – I don’t eat red meat). And when I say vegetables I am not talking about the garnish of parsley or ketchup. Finding restaurants that serve my kind of meal is quite the challenge. To me it seems that restaurants serve mainly the protein either with the veggie or the potato but rarely both. If you want all three they refer you to the side dishes – where you ponder whether you want to spend an extra 5 bucks for whipped garlic mash potatoes. What good quality places serve my kind of meal??

  1. franksnbeans Aug 11, 2008 08:35 AM

    For a slightly different take, one of my favorite things at Redbones is to order the "meat and three" (meat + three sides). Among other possibilities, they do a very nice grilled salmon that can serve as the "meat". My "three" tend toward collards, mashed, and succotash, but there are plenty of other possibilities.

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      pierce Aug 11, 2008 09:19 AM

      Yes but also restaurant meals are divided up as entree and appetizer... if the entree is protein+starch you could order a vegetable-based appetizer, or vice versa.....

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      1. re: pierce
        Joanie Aug 11, 2008 12:53 PM

        But lots of us don't necessarily get appetizers. I agree that it is much harder to get a protein, real veggie and starch these days and wonder why they have such a hard time throwing on a few green beans or broccoli or something. The Dish definitely serves a full meal. I feel like I haven't ordered a real entree out in a while so can't remember who else does off hand.

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