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Please be careful at all restaurants. We went to Max's (not Max's Opera) in San Francisco. I asked the waitress if she could double check if they used peanut oil as my son was going to have a cheeseburger and fries. I almost didn't ask as I had read the menu and didn't see anything with peanuts and usually fries are fried in canola or vegetable oil. She came back and said there is an item on the menu that is peanut crusted chicken that they deep fry so the oil is not safe. We were so lucky that the chef didn't just say no peanut oil but really thought about it and that our waitress was so diligent! I have to say my comfort level was not so tight as my son is 17 and he usually is very diligent about his allergy. He did not ask that night and I did. So it was a big lesson for him also that he HAS to ask!!! Be safe

On Dec 24, 2007

Thank you for the reminder. That is a vvery important lesson.

On Dec 24, 2007

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On Dec 24, 2007

thanks for the reminder!!!!!

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