Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grub It Up: Healthy and Farm to Table at the Silver Diner

We don't do a lot of product reviews on our blog, but if you know us at all, you know we are big fans of reviewing food. So we were really excited when Silver Diner invited* us to test out its new menu full of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and locally sourced food. We were already fans of the the restaurant (you give us breakfast any time of the day? we're in), but we were really impressed with the new menu. Kudos to Silver Diner for getting on the farm to table train and offering healthy options, including healthy options that kids will actually eat (how did you know edamame is my most favorite veggie?!).

We had a super yummy din at the Ballston location. I had a chicken pizza quesadilla in a multigrain tortilla with a side of edamame and I ate almost everything (a pretty big deal these days). Kane couldn't be swayed from his favorite challah french toast with strawberries (he really WILL eat breakfast all day). And we both had lowfat strawberry angel food cake for dessert. You can check out the entire kids menu here. The Silver Diner is an inaugural leader of the Kids LiveWell program, which helps parents and kids identify healthy eating options, and you can tell from the menu. You can still get mac & cheese, but why would you when you can get teriyaki salmon with brown rice and veggies?

Mom and dad were also pleased with their meal. The new adult menu is similarly full of healthy, locally sourced options in addition to veggie, vegan and gluten free choices. And plenty of under 600 calorie options to choose from as well. They started off with the Firefly Farms Goat Cheese bruschetta, which was delicious (even though Cam and I scooped almost all of the goat cheese and bread, leaving them with a pile of delicious tomatoes dressed in balsamic vinegar). Mom had the Greek Lamb Sliders and was pretty impressed. Dad had the heart healthy California Omelette. And they split a gluten free brownie sundae that did not taste GF at all.

And if all that's not enough, every Tuesday Night from 5 - 8 p.m., Silver Diner is hosting themed kids' nights at which the restaurant will entertain your children for a bit leaving you to enjoy a little kiddo-free time before din. You can check out the schedule of events here. We're gonna guess that you'll find mom and dad with some cocktails at the next Luau Night.

Thanks for having us Silver Diner, we'll be back!

*our meal at the Silver Diner was gratis, but all the views expressed above are our own. promise.

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