The Bridge: Small town home-cooked meals

Hamburger steak & fries

A couple months ago, my sister was petsitting for our cousin. We decided to try a little restaurant by their house because the to-go menu said had gluten-free bread and buns. Even better, they don’t charge extra because “why should you have to pay for having an allergy you can’t help?” If only all restaurants … Read more

What to Order at Red Robin if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Red Robin has gluten-free buns.

*Red Robin! Yum.* It’s been a really long time since I’ve eaten at Red Robin. It’s not exactly far away, but it’s not a place I pass by often either. My dad invited Nikki & I to dinner & told us to pick a place. We’d been talking about going to Red Robin since we … Read more

Showmars: A Staple in the Carolinas

“Everyone loves Showmars” is the fast casual restaurants slogan and seems to be an overall fact. I have never met anyone that didn’t love their food and service. Southern. Fresh. Greek. Three words that easily sum up this chain that has 30 locations throughout the Carolinas. Southern and Greek might sound like a head scratcher, … Read more

What to Order at Ruby Tuesday If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Grilled Chicken sandwich & fries from Ruby Tuesday.

“Goodbye Ruby Tuesday/Who could hang a name on you…” Sorry. Wrong Ruby Tuesday. The casual fast food restaurant has 540 locations across the US, Central America, the Middle East, Iceland, and Hong Kong. That’s great news if you’re traveling and need to find somewhere that offers various dietary options (and maybe if you want something … Read more

Wondering What to Order at Which Wich? If You Have Dietary Restrictions?

Turkeywich with lettuce wrap.

In the interest of full transparency, I almost forgot to write this blog. In my defense, I kept forgetting it was Thursday (when I usually write). I was also watching Japanese wrestling (which is good since I was having withdrawals after their month-long tournament ended in August) and I was super excited because the new … Read more

Chili’s is more than baby back ribs (barbecue sauce)| Dietary Restriction Friendly Items

“I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs, CHIL-I’S BABY BACK RIBS.” You’re welcome for getting that jingle stuck in your head. That commercial came out years ago and it’s still the jingle I hear whenever I hear the name Chili’s. We’ve discovered that Chili’s has a Allergen/Vegetarian menu on their website. It’s … Read more

What to Order at Hickory Tavern If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Grilled chicken sandwich with bacon and a side of fruit. #hickorytavern #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #dietaryconscious

With over 25 restaurants across the Carolinas and Tennessee, Hickory Tavern has become a popular spot for eating and/or drinking while watching sports. They’re like Buffalo Wild Wings more posh sister. Though their vibes are similar, Hickory Tavern is a little more classy and grown up, but still knows how to throw down. For instance, … Read more

The Best Dietary Restriction Friendly Pizzas: Part One

A slice of pepperoni & bacon pizza from Brixx Pizza

Pizza is a worldwide favorite food. It’s one of mine. I could eat pizza daily and never get sick of it. There are so many options out there (even though some toppings shouldn’t go on pizza. Looking at all y’all that think pineapple on pizza is okay). With the “gluten-free movement” being trendy, it’s helpful … Read more

Kickstand Burger Bar: A Great Pre- or Post-Game Restaurant in Charlotte, NC

If you’re in town for a Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights, or Charlotte Hornets game, but don’t want to eat in Uptown, head a couple miles over to Central Avenue. In the heart of the trendy, but still cool Plaza-Midwood neighborhood, you’ll find a variety of restaurants. One restaurant that I recommend is Kickstand Burger Bar. … Read more

Smashburger Selections: What to order if you have dietary restrictions

If you’re looking for a fancier burger, but still affordable than your routine fast food establishment, Smashburger might be for you. After a day of running errands, we found ourselves hungry after 8 PM. Luckily, there was a Smashburger nearby. After consulting their menu for dietary restriction options, we decided to make our first visit to this establishment. Dinner … Read more