I went out to dinner the other night. Along with my hubby, brother, and one of my very best girlie friends, Lisa. Lisa and I have been friends since I was 7 years old. We grew up in Kodiak together, tortured our siblings together, and have shared so many fond memories (we have so much blackmail on each other). Friendships like those are precious, and few and far between. Love ya, Liz!
Lisa was on a layover here in Anchorage. She had been visiting her family in Kodiak. We had 6 hours to enjoy each others company one last time (she’d spent some time with us before going to Kodiak) before she got back on the plane to Idaho.
My brother decided to take us to the Kincaid Grill for dinner. Course, with all of my dietary restrictions, dining out always seems like a nightmare. Normally I’m stuck eating a salad with no dressing, and some sort of grilled fish. Which I love fish, but I don’t want to eat plain grilled fish over a salad when I go out to eat, you know? I can make that at home.
I want something extraordinarily tasty when I go out to eat… something I can’t make at home, which was EXACTLY what I got at the Kincaid Grill. Oh my, it was sooooooo good. The waitress, Holly or Heidi (I feel awful I can’t remember her name, because she was excellent), paid close attention to my allergies and worked with the kitchen to come up with an amazing dinner for me.
Check out this picture… doesn’t this meal look fabulous?! I’m getting hungry simply looking at it again!
I had Fillet Mignon, medium rare – with fancy mushrooms on top, roasted potatoes and fresh green beans. I have no clue what kind of seasonings/sauces the kitchen used, but it was one of THE BEST meals I have EVER had. EVER! And it was gluten and dairy free! Everything was so perfectly cooked… I was in heaven. My meal was so good I made sure I cleaned my plate. I was full, but I kept stuffing it all in… every last bite! I’m sure if there had NOT been other paying customers around I probably would have licked my plate clean. No kidding.
So, all you local Alaskans (or visitors!), if you’re looking for an exceptional meal in Anchorage, and somewhere that is allergy friendly, you MUST eat at the Kincaid Grill. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Along with dinner, I decided to cheat and have a glass of wine (I’m sensitive to both grapes and yeast). Interestingly enough, my hands started to swell almost immediately after taking a few sips of wine. By the end of dinner I could tell I was definitely having a reaction to it. *sigh* Why is it that those of us with food allergies always have to give up nearly everything we love to eat/drink?!
Course, I’m sure the potatoes didn’t help the swelling either, but I have yet to come to terms with giving them or corn up again (just yet anyways). I do know the day is coming when I’ll have to though. Oh well. There are worse things that can happen in life. I think I’ll survive eventually giving up potatoes and corn again.