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It’s a simple law of physics, only exacerbated by my lack of time and money for travel… I can’t be everywhere! But you, my readers, ARE everywhere! So I’d like to ask for your help. If you’re reading this page, then there’s a good chance you know how difficult dining out can be while remaining SCD-compliant. Well, I want to change that, and I’m hoping you do too. Here’s how you can help: Anytime you dine out, write something up and send it to me. It doesn’t have to be a Pulitzer-winning bit of insightful critique…. just tell me about your experience. What did you order? What kind of questions did you ask? Were you successful? Would you eat there again? What was the price range of the restaurant? How easy was it to remain legal? Also, include some info on the restaurant… the name, maybe an address or URL. My hope is to compile those reviews here on this page, so that others like us can benefit from our experiences, and we can benefit from theirs. Eventually, when I have enough write-ups, I’ll compile them into a searchable database. In the meantime, I’ll post them there, grouped by City. Prices will be represented by a scale of 1-3 $ signs. More $ means higher prices.
So, waddya say? You in?
Please keep in mind that recipes change over time… don’t rely on other people’s experiences as an indicator that particular dish is safe. You need to ask the server for confirmation!
Meriwether’s – Have you been to Meriwether’s Restaurant in NW? I went for my b-day and give it a thumbs-up! Would love to see a review from you if you ever check it out! I started with the “Bee’s Knees” cocktail (gin, honey, lemon), then an appetizer platter of crab deviled eggs, “Oregonzola” stuffed dates and roasted walnuts, grapes and olives…all were bursting with flavor and YUMMY. Then a couple of salads…the scallop salad with greens, fennel and hazelnut crumbs and the beet salad with greens, spiced coconut and feta. The main dish was wild king salmon topped with delicate hunks of shallot butter served with fiddlehead ferns and a wild mushroom ragu (and fingerling potatoes – which I eat occasionally) along with a glass of Pinot Noir.
It was my b-day dinner and I could not have been happier! The service was excellent too!Cuisine: French Prices: $$-$$$ Address: 2601 NW Vaughn St. Portland, OR Phone: 503-228-1250 URL: http://www.meriwethersnw.com/
-submitted by Emily
Safura’s Mediterranean Food – This family run business has been life changing for us. They frequently make food for many customers with food allergies/stomach issues.
They have a recipes for Grilled Sesame Shrimp (Ella has them without the Sesame), Grilled Lamb, and Grilled Chicken Kabobs. They use all natural ingredients and have eliminated any powders that would have starch fillers.
They have made a salad wtih a custom olive oil, squeeze of lemon, and fresh herb dressing.
For Vegetables they will do a mixed assortment of califlower, broccoli, carrots, and zuchinni. They know to steam them fork tender and can put clarified butter on them at our request. Ella has never been interested in the babaganoush (SP?) But they can also make one SCDiet legal.
I should point out that they always post their Food Inspection report because they are ultra proud of the 100% ratings they get each time. We have ordered food from them for 10 years now. Not once have they forgot something in our to go orders which are the most frequent.
We have recommended to some of our gluten intollerant friends to go there. They order the “Ella” Shrimp, Lamb, or Chicken Kabob..and they know what to make as they are off menu SCD items.
Submitted by Brent