I was in Philadelphia, PA, for the Innovations 2012 conference last week. On our first night in town, we decided to go to dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, which was conveniently located right in the convention center complex. For that matter, there were several city blocks of shops conveniently located right in the convention center complex.
Looking at the menu, I knew I wanted something in the raw vegetables and/or fruit category. What I found was perfect!
I asked the server to hold the chicken and dressing and to have the fruit on the side. What seemed like a major modification to me turned out to be no big deal at all.
As you can see, this worked out surprisingly well! I had my salad with Walden Farms zero calorie dressing, and I had a smorgasbord of fruit to sample for dessert. Win-win!
Don’t be afraid to go to a particular restaurant because you think they won’t have something compatible with your meal parameters. On my last day at the conference I was invited to breakfast by some friends I’d made at the event. It turns out, even the greasiest diners in Philadelphia have a fruit cup on the menu.