Houlihan\'s

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 4:03am
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A new Houlihan's restaurant opened up nearby and we thought we would try it. Just wanted to let you know in addition to frying "some things" in peanut oil (including kids Chicken nuggets) they also have many, many items with peanuts on their menu. We had already sat down and ordered drinks when I saw the abundance of peanuts on the menu, next time I'll ask the hostess to see a menu so I can check first. It's too bad because it looked like a nice place and I'm getting tired of the same old thing.

Karen

Posted on: Sun, 03/23/2003 - 8:23am
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Joined: 03/23/2003 - 09:00

I had a very good experience with Houlihan's. I talked with the waitress before I ordered anything and the chef came out to our table. I ordered a filet (SP) and salad. He made sure to prepare it seperate from other meals because they do use some peanuts and nuts in some meals. He brought it out for me after it was cooked.

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2003 - 11:39am
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We ate a Houlihan's tonight and I was thrilled! The menu changed recently and reflected nut allergy awareness. Some items on the menu indicated with an astric (*) that they contain peanut oil. There were 2 salads that did not have nuts in them, but indicated that the dressing contained peanut oil. They also had a little blurb at the bottom of each page of the menu that stated that if you had a nut or peanut allergy (those were the only one specifically named) that you should inform your server.
Our server was somewhat knowledgeable, but the manager came over to our table (unrequested) to acknowledge that someone had a nut allergy and *asked* us if we had any questions. I was impressed.
I have never seen anything like this written on a menu. Has anyone?? They obviously had some training on the subject of nut allergies. I hope that this is the wave of the future. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
We deemed it our new "family restaurant".

Posted on: Fri, 04/18/2003 - 6:45am
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I'm glad you had a good experience at Houlihan's, however, after I read about the man who died after eating at Olive Garden (shrimp allergy), I know that I will never walk into a Houlihan's with my PA son again. You really don't know what your food is going to come in contact with when it's in the kitchen, people really don't understand the seriousness of a food allergy. My dh has twice gone to the ER after eating out.
Karen

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