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What to order when "forced" to eat at chain/non-Chow worthy restaurants? Advice and finds...

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What to order when "forced" to eat at chain/non-Chow worthy restaurants? Advice and finds...

TeacherFoodie | May 4, 2013 02:25 PM

Once in a while, you may find yourself at a restaurant that just isn't foodie-friendly. Whether you're having a weak moment, or are going there because someone else got to choose the restaurant (don't you just hate when that happens?), you're going to have to eat something. When you do, what do you tend to order or stay away from?

For example, something I stay away from are pasta dishes because I prefer handmade pasta when eating out.

Last night we ended up at Milestones, mainly because we live in Markham and I didn't feel like Asian food and there are not a lot of great non-Asian options here. A find for me at Milestones is the American burger - some people won't love that they actually use real cheddar (instead of a processed cheese slice) on this classic sandwich - but actually, I prefer it. I ask for the bacon crispy.

Another find for me was the omelet at Milestones - it was one of the best I ever had, but I imagine it varies location to location. I was at the Whitby location.

A chain I seem to end up at about twice a year is the Keg. I love their garlic mashed potatoes and always order onion strings to go with my steak. Their Billy Minor pie is great too - and free if you go on your birthday.

Hoping to hear everyone's thoughts!

TF

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