11.20.2007

ziggy's healthy grill

302 fairview st @ taft
2202 w.alabama st @ greenbriar

hey a girl has to watch her figure every now and then and ziggy's serves up excellent "diet" food. almost everything on ziggy's menu is guilt-free except the deep fried fries, sweet potato fries, and onion rings. however, they are fried in canola oil if you aren't that concerned with the calories. the onion rings are sliced really thin and battered and are excellent.

secondly, you can't go wrong with a burger. served on whole wheat buns, my favorites are the black bean burger (very similar to beck's veggie burger) and the spicy garlic turkey. as for entrees, i love the meatloaf -- it is huge and the mashed potatoes with low-fat brown gravy is yummy and comforting. the tilapia and salmon are both very good and with steamed brown rice and veggies, it is also very filling.

perhaps, my favorite time to come to ziggy's is for brunch. i almost always choose the santa fe breakfast burrito w/ egg whites, which is very large and is filled with scrambled egg whites, turkey sausage, black beans, rosemary potatoes, and assorted veggies. it is served with salsa, low fat queso, and fat free sour cream. or i opt for an egg white omelet.

at the west alabama location, you order at the counter, they give you a number and they bring your food to you. it's a great lunch spot, but i would never come here for a dinner out with friends. then my prayers were answered with the second location on fairview which is in a quaint house and has table service. i am very happy that houston has a health conscious restaurant on this level (and now there is a second location on fairview and taft which is much closer to my house). it makes trying to live a healthy lifestyle so much easier.

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