Chicago Tribune’s RedEye April 23, 2011
Paleo peeps share their tips for navigating menus when dining out and give us some favorite caveman-friendly Chicago restaurants.
535 N. Michigan Ave. 312-644-3524
“Going out to lunch or dinner has become a bit tricky,” said paleo devotee Collin Korab, of Wrigelyville. But he swears the seared sashimi tuna salad with mixed greens, avocado and mango at Bandera never lets him down.
1512 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-334-1300
Dave Kelley, of Andersonville, admits that, “thin crust pizza is [my downfall].” When he ventures to Ranalli’s, he fights off the temptation with a dozen grilled chicken wings and a spinach or chopped salad.
151 W. Adams St. 312-660-8200
Brunch at the Florentine, in the JW Marriott, is a favorite of Jon Callahan, who says he’s “extremely devoted to following a Paleo-style program.” The Andersonville resident recommends the bacon, mushroom and tomato omelet with sauteed vegetables and sausage.
Personal trainer Corin Safe suggests replacing your usual burrito with the steak salad with carnitas, salsa and guacamole.
60 E. Grand Ave. 312-379-3533
Joe’s Seafood not only has a celebrity following, it also has a paleo following. For date night, Callahan makes reservations at Joe’s for bone-in filet and king crab legs with a baked sweet potato and sauteed spinach.