Sherlock Zone recently took some friends to Logan’s Roadhouse, a casual national chain of restaurants. As most of you know, Sherlock is an expert at finding clues to keep people in the Zone when dining out.
Of all the appetizers, only a cup or bowl of chili was in the Zone. Leave the other ones alone.
There were a number of salads, however, that caught his eye, including:
Kickin' Logan's Chickin' Salad: Blackened chicken over romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and roasted corn and black bean salsa, all tossed with spicy Roadhouse Ranch and crispy tortillas. Say no to the tortillas.
Mesquite Wood-Grilled Chicken Salad: Fresh romaine and iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, bacon, and hard-boiled egg topped with mesquite wood-grilled chicken basted in Parmesan Peppercorn dressing. Leave the egg yolks in the bowl.
Grilled Shrimp Salad: Romaine and iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, bacon, and hard-boiled egg topped with a grilled Shrimp Skewer.
Anything and Everything Salad: Romaine lettuce, hard-boiled egg, bacon, bleu cheese, tomatoes, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and mesquite wood-grilled chicken. Served with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Several seafood dishes will also keep you in the Zone:
Mesquite Wood-Grilled Shrimp Skewers: Two skewers of large, grilled shrimp over rice pilaf. Ask for vegetables instead of the rice.
Santa Fe Tilapia: Slightly spicy with a Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa and a cilantro-chipotle sauce. Go easy on the corn.
Mesquite Wood-Grilled Salmon: Served with a garlic-dill sauce.
There is also a “Health Nuts” section of the menu, which may not be available at all locations. Entrees are served with steamed broccoli and Health Nut side salad, which is made with romaine lettuce, tomato and shredded carrots. All Health Nut Salads are served with fat-free vinaigrette dressing on the side.
Selections include: Mesquite Wood-Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Seasoning, Mesquite Wood-Grilled Chicken, Mesquite Wood-Grilled Tilapia with Southwest Seasoning and Mesquite Wood-Grilled Shrimp Skewers.
Side orders of favorable carbs include: Sautéed Mushrooms, Seasonal Vegetables, Grilled Vegetable Skewer and Grilled Mushroom Skewer.
Although a lot of items on the menu can take people out of the Zone, Sherlock found many exceptions.