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I love the Italian place we go to! They have a whole gluten free menu with fish, meat, poultry. There is also risotto for carb eaters. I will say that the inexpensive neighborhood Italian places (run by Greeks down here) are heavy on pastas and don't have much by way of non-pasta. Still... better than Olive Garden.
If you are in the South, BBQ. Big ass pile of pork, get a side of collards.
People are always touting the wonders of the Mediterranean diet but soooo much pasta...
Keep in mind that the "Mediterranean diet" is an artificial construct based on three things:
What poor people were eating at the time and place of the study. We are talking impoverished Italians at the end of World War II, who immediately started buying fatty meat again when they were able to afford it after the economy picked up.
What upper middle-class American trendsetters would accept. You don't seriously think they'd eat like hungry poor people?
The idea that there is a universal Mediterranean diet, when actually the diet is cobbled together from various aspects of different cuisines.