I'm not sure which is worse: the fact that restaurant chains, such as Chili's and Applebee's, calorie claims are off the mark according to a recent study (in some cases the actual calorie count is double what they claim it is) or that I'm not surprised at all that this is the case. Check out the link, and let me know what you think. Chain restaurants have taken it upon themselves to be responsible and to label calories, and now they have us duped. Why were we so naïve to think that a low-cal count or savvy marketing campaign meant that they really ‘got it’? I think it is now the consumer's responsibility to accept that chain restaurants are simply not a place to eat if you are concerned at all about your health.
In more calorie news, if you are looking to cut back on caloric intake, stop drinking those fancy water drinks loaded not only with vitamins but with sugar. This blog on the subject is a follow-up on a previous post broaching the subject, detailing that what you drink may be adding more pounds than what you eat.
I love this one: Opinionated About Dining's most overrated restaurants list is out. Some restaurants that made the list include Gotham Bar and Grill and Blue Ginger, to name two. GB and G is awesome, always was, still is. But Blue Ginger is easily the most overrated restaurant in the Northeast, and Ming Tsai is without a doubt the most overrated Uber Chef I can think of right off the top of my head. He is all hat and no cowboy. I have eaten at Blue Ginger twice, and each time was a disaster.
Closer to home, I ran across a local food blogger duo regaling us with tales of eating out . . . haven't had a chance to dive into it and see if they're a good resource or not, but I thought I'd alert those of you who love to read Jane and John Doe restaurant write-ups.