Pappadeaux's is PappaDON’T
1/27/2011 5:29 PM
Me: I’d like the “naked tilapia” with no oil or butter…
Waitress: You want it plain with nothing at all right? Just dry seasoning with no toppings, sauce or oil?
Me: Correct. Also instead of zucchini ribbons (trying not to gag as I think about squash touching my plate) I’d like the steamed broccoli with no butter or oil and do they make the of brussel sprouts with bacon to order or are they made all together?
Waitress: To order
Me: Perfect. I also want a side of brussel sprouts, and the bacon is fine just no added oil or butter.
Waitress: I have you with for a naked tilapia dry w/ no oil, sub the squash for broccoli, with no oil, and sprouts with bacon and no oil. So basically no oil (laughs).
Me: You got it!
(waitress walks off)
Hubby: How many points is that?
Me: It’s only X for the fish, and X for the bacon, plus maybe 2 or 3 for hidden oils. Gives me enough points plus to eat the homemade croutons in my salad. Yea baby!
Hubby: $10 bucks they get it wrong
Me: They’ll **** up and oil the fish so it doesn’t stick but they should be fine on the veggies. Besides it’s late I don’t have time to send it back if it’s wrong so they better get it right! Oh, and hide the advertisement for the banana pudding on the table behind you, that is making me drool.
(cue elevator music while we wait 20 minutes)
Waitress: Naked talipa and vegs for you. And …..
Me: Darn, I shouldn’t have eaten those croutons. Ummm this has a LOT of oil, i mean everything is in oil. And the fish is breaded. I thought naked meant plain as in nothing done…..
(cue demand for manager)
Unfortunately I am writing to inform you that your chain has lost a customer. When customers request nutritional information from your corporate office we are told that your restaurants do not publish nutritional information but you do accommodate special dietary needs. In fact your statement was that you “strive to offer accommodating dietary requirements. Please share your restrictions or special requests with your server or a manager, and they will help you determine which items meet your needs. We will do our best to accommodate you.” It seems that since your menu does not offer any healthy selections and by asking for a low-fat prepared dish asking was a special dietary request that was too much and you obviously could not accommodate…………continue with rant.
** Yea I know my picture has nothing to do with Pappadeaux's but I had to share the enormous apple hubby got me. It's on a 9 inch paper plate!! It was an Envy Apple and sweet. **
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