Sherlock Zone continues to be flooded by requests from people who are clueless about how to Zone a meal in their favorite restaurant. This month he got several requests from people who enjoy dining out at the Olive Garden. He had already found plenty of good Zone dishes at Bertucci's, an Italian restaurant, which is an East-Coast-only chain. Initially, I thought it would be redundant to send him to the Olive Garden, but when Sherlock looked at the menu of the Olive Garden, he was surprised to find that Zoned choices were more limited than they are at Bertucci's.
Just about every entree features pasta, even the Roma tomatoes, garlic and olive oil are tossed with capellini (angel hair pasta).
Sherlock chose a Mixed Grill for his entrée, which included skewers of grilled chicken and Italian sausage with roasted vegetables and potatoes. He ordered the meal without potatoes and with extra vegetables. He also saved some of the protein to eat for lunch the next day.
He also decided that Garlic-Herb Chicken con Broccoli, Chicken Scampi and Chicken Vino Bianco would work if the pasta on which they are served is left in the kitchen. For seafood lovers, the Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi and Shrimp Primavera are good choices but, again, hold the pasta. The Swordfish Piccata is a winner because it is served with freshly roasted vegetables.
There's also the old standby, Chicken Caesar Salad, which you could have with a cup of Minestrone Soup. The soup features fresh vegetables, beans and pasta in a light tomato broth. Just go easy on the pasta.
Does the menu at your favorite restaurant leave you clueless? Let us know, and we'll put Sherlock Zone on the case.