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Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 5:09am
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Berryhill's Baja Grill & Cantina uses peanut oil.
They have locations in Houston, Austin, and Dallas.

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 5:13am
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Macaroni Grill doesn't use peanut oil to fry in, but as long as they are frying their snickers type dessert, they might as well be, and it's not safe to eat anything fried.

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 6:51am
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I'm in the South, way deep (MS) and we have alot of fish and steak type restaurants that use peanut oil. However, most of these are not "chain" restaurants, they are the mom and pop variety. In addition, we do have here the Chick-Fil-A and such. The McDonald's in our area, BK, and etc. are peanut oil free.
It does seem to be more in these private owned rest. rather than the chains, however, that's just my area, which is very rural!

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 7:08am
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didn't know macaroni grill had a snickers based dessert. that's good to know as we used to love to eat there (pre-PA) and now we'll know to avoid those if we're ever traveling to an area that has one.

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2006 - 9:07am
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DS eats at Mac Grill safely all the time--just nothing fried.

Posted on: Sun, 07/09/2006 - 2:10am
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I've been told that peanut oil cooks food more quickly, at higher temp. without burning so that is why it is very often used at seafood and/or chicken restaurants. We have never been able to find a seafood restaurant at Myrtle Beach, SC, that doesn't use peanut oil. If anyone out there knows one, please post so I can check it out! There are about 1,500 restaurants along the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach) but we can only eat at the ones in our own hometown...mostly hamburger/pizza chains. Even the deli in grocery stores may use peanut oil for the two reasons listed above. So always double when ordering from your deli.
Cooking whole turkeys in peanut oil is very popular in the south, too. If ordering poultry, always check to see how it was prepared.
I am thankful that peanut oil is expensive. I hope it stays that way. I highly suspect its cost helps deter companies from using it.

Posted on: Sun, 07/09/2006 - 11:27am
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I love seafood and am in the South Carolina for a week every February - amd have no choice but to eat in restaurants.
As 'fromthesouth' said, it seems that all the seafood restaurants in South Carolina use peanut oil. When I'm in SC, I order 'steam & peel shrimp' and a salad at seafood restaurants. I send my chef card to the kitchen with my order.
I have this for dinner almost every evening. Good thing I like shrimp and don't have a problem with cholesterol.
Adele

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2006 - 12:33pm
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joeybeth, are you familiar with Lambert's? Famous for throwing their rolls? I know there's one in Sikeston, MO and another in Springfield, MO. [url="http://www.throwedrolls.com/"]http://www.throwedrolls.com/[/url] I think they use peanut oil.
Edited to add that yes indeed Lambert's uses peanut oil. Here is the response I received today via e-mail:
[i]GAIL,
WE DO NOT USE PEANUT OIL IN OUR ROLLS. THE ONLY THING WE COOK IN PEANUT OIL IS THE CATFISH, SHRIMP, AND THE FRIED OKRA.
YA'LL PLEASE COME!!
THANKS!
LIZ [/i]
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Posted on: Sat, 07/15/2006 - 4:59pm
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not only have i ever eaten at lamberts....we are related (by marriage...my cousin and her son are lamberts). my family is originally from sikeston. what a small world....
they also have a rest. between springfield and branson and another in louisiana or alabama or something.
anyhow...i had NO idea they used peanut oil in anything!!!!!!! how could i have not known that????? i have not taken the girls to eat there but i have eaten there many times and still do on occasion when i'm "home." (in spite of the apparent lack of allergy awareness, it's really really great food....) i am so shocked that i didn't even think to ask about peanuts/peanut oil use.
your story was funny (in a scary sort of way). it reminds me of the time, in my earlier years of dealing with PA, when i asked a sonic carhop if i needed to worry about cross contamination issues with their shakes and ice cream and such. the carhop looked at me very seriously and said....
"no need to worry, ma'am. we don't use peanuts at all. just peanut butter."
not only was this guy clueless about where pb comes from, they DID use peanuts as well (as toppings on sundaes, etc). i'm always amazed at how unaware some people are. i have to constantly remind myself that not everyone is used to thinking about these issues on a daily basis.
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Posted on: Sun, 03/04/2007 - 12:50am
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Mama Theresa's in Long Island, NY switched to peanut oil a couple of months ago. Many Italian pizzeria/restaurants use peanut oil in our area. Also Umberto's uses peanut oil in their pizza and even in their salads, I think I remember them telling me he uses it in everything. I've learned to always ask because before I was comfortable walking into a pizzeria and ordering pizza without asking. Also, Angelo's pizzeria in Carle Place uses peanut oil.
DiNapoli on Merrick Ave, in East Meadow is peanut free but they use sesame occasionally. Safe pizza for peanut allergic is Cafe Bocelli on North Jerusalem Rd. in East Meadow, NY. The owner has a child allergic to peanuts. He does occasionally use sesame but he told me he can make a safe pizza for my son. Haven't been there yet.
Also Grimaldi's pizzeria in Garden City is peanut free and no shellfish. They use tree nuts in salad and there is a pesto topping (with pine nuts) for the pizza. Tell them if you are allergic to tree nuts and to use a clean cutter and they will even put your pizza on a screen to avoid contamination in the oven (even though their ovens cook at such a high temperature (1200 degrees) they don't take the chance which I think is really great. My son is TNA also.
[This message has been edited by momll70 (edited March 04, 2007).]

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