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    Living out of a Hotel, Need Advice

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    Hey y'all. My work has me on the road fairly often and I'm currently living out of a hotel for the next month to a month and a half. I am without a kitchen (at least not until I can make friends with the kitchen staff for the bar downstairs). I already have stocked up on jerky, raw veggies, greek yogurt, fruit, seeds and nuts but I'm in need of a real meal. I'm given a per diem for food by my company and I was wondering if people had any suggestions for restaurants. No fast food chains (e.g. KFC, McD's) please. Thank you!

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    surely a good old fashioned steakhouse will get u most of the way there >

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    Mongolian grill? You get to choose what they throw in the wok.
    Almost any...
    ....steakhouse
    ....place that serves all day breakfast
    ....seafood restaurant
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    When I travel, I see if I can find a Whole Foods nearby and hit up their hotbar.

    Another thing to do is look for 'local co-op' and wherever you are, that can help.

    I also use yelp.com a great deal to find restaurants that focus on locally produced foods.

    Lastly, if you have an iPhone, check out an app called Locavore - it can help a ton. Good luck!

    (When I can I try to stay in a fancy hostel that way I can use the fridge and kitchen - I do this when I go to San Diego anyway, clean room, my own bathroom - and 1/3rd the price too!).
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    And just for the record, i'm pretty new to paleo-diet and haven't read the book. just following what I've learned in Crossfit training, so keep them ideas flowing!

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    A snack I would grab from the grocery store - go to the supermarket and grab 10 lara bars (exclude the one with peanuts) - the rest are PERFECT.
    Mainly made of cashews and dates.

    Oh, depending on the city you are in - contact the local BALLE chapter (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) they usually have a nice list of locally owned and operated restaurants and food sources.
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    Are there any Indian restaurants nearby? Tandoori mixed grill and saag paneer are awesome, and not loaded with sugars or mystery sauce thickeners. (Saag anything really.)

    Good luck!

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    I don't know about you guys... but I feel like I can eat anywhere. I have never been to a restaurant that didn't at least have a salad with a protein on it.
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    We travel alot, like every weekend, we take a electric frying pan w/ lid.
    ( you can pick one up at walmart or fredmeyers for about $ 20-$30

    you can cook a roast or veggies,steaks,eggs , sauceage, bacon, fish... basically anything you cook on stove...
    Then you know what you are eating and save some money at the same time.

    buy some paper plates and plastic forks,(since it is just you,you could just put in a real plate and 1 set of silverware )
    small bottle of dish soap
    sharp knife & a steak knife
    a spatula, a roll of paper towels
    a bottle of oil(coconut,olive oil or raw butter)
    a spice or 2 S & P
    I keep ever thing in a plastic storage tub, so it is ready to go at all times.
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    "a bottle of oil or butter" -- sure, take some olive oil, but you could also make ghee from good quality unsalted butter ahead of time (clarified butter.) It's excellent to cook with, turns almost anything into a satisfying meal, and it doesn't need refrigeration.

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