Friday, January 31, 2014

Wintzell's Oyster House - Shrimp and Mahi Cobb Salad

Last night I went to dinner with family to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. LCD. We ended up at Wintzell's Oyster House in Saraland, Alabama. 

Of course, this local seafood restaurant has so many yummy fried things that it's tempting to get a big basket of fried goodness (and don't get me started about that buttery bread!). Alas, I stuck to my guns and focused on the salad menu. 

From the Wintzell's menu ( 
"Bands of shrimp, mahi mahi, egg, bacon and cheddar cheese topped with grape tomatoes, purple onions and our homemade croutons".

This time I remembered to say "no croutons, please" and they happily obliged. What you see is what I got; loads of shrimp and fish and other fixings on a bed of lettuce. It's a great choice; look it up the next time you find yourself at Wintzell's. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rotolo's Pizzeria - Caesar Salad with Blackened Chicken

It can be tough for the low-carb diner to go out for pizza with friends, but as always there are options. Recently I ended up at the brand new Rotolo's Pizzeria in Saraland, Alabama with a group of friends, and I was pleased to see some nice salad choices on the menu. 

I chose the caesar salad and added blackened chicken. The chicken really made the salad great; I highly recommend it. 

Please ignore the croutons here; I forgot to ask them to omit them. I also didn't use much of the dressing because you never can be too sure about caesar dressing; their house Balsamic Vinaigrette would likely have been a safer choice.

Check out Rotolo's if you visit the ever-growing Saraland. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mugshots Grill & Bar

This week I had a nice lunch with Mrs. Low-Carb Alabama at Mugshots Grill & Bar.   This one is on Airport Blvd in Mobile; it's in the old Ruby Tuesday building. 

Mugshots has a variety of sandwiches and burgers on their menu. They also had salads (and even a few "low carb" selections such as  grilled chicken), but I had heard about their burgers and wanted to try one. 

So, I chose the "Steak Burger", described as: "Angus sirloin steak chopped and grilled with onions and peppers,smothered with melted pepper jack cheese,served on top of our signature beef patty, racked with mayo, fresh lettuce and tomato". I ordered it "no bun".

I paired that with a side caesar salad (pro tip: ask for no croutons -- this salad is half croutons) and a Coke Zero. 

What you see is what I got. It was really good and the portion was huge; I'll put this on the short list for a good burger in west Mobile. 

Here's a link to their menu: