My boyfriend and I decided we were going to go out to eat one night, so we opted for the 99 Restaurant – which is a local chain restaurant that can be found scattered around the East Coast. The 99 happens to be one of my boyfriend’s favorite chains, so when we do go I tend to order off the “Fit For You” menu, which offers meals under a specific amount of calories. The 99 does offer their nutrition information on their website, which is helpful in aiding me in deciding what I’m going to eat when we go there. I have to admit, some of the dishes are completely shocking so I tend to go with what I’m craving that day.
On this particular night I really wanted a piece of steak so I ordered the Fit For You Mushroom Bleu Top Sirloin. According to the menu the dish is 420 calories and is “a 6 oz. top sirloin steak is flame broiled and crowned with fresh sautéed mushrooms and a sprinkle of bleu cheese crumbles. Served with a grilled tomato and fresh broccoli.”
Seemed like it would be delicious and it was – although I believe next time I will order it with the bleu cheese on the side. The cheese gave the steak and mushrooms a nice kick, but I’m typically sensitive to salt and the natural saltiness in the cheese was more than enough to make me shiver. The sirloin was delicious, cooked perfectly and relatively lean. The broccoli was perfect, as it always is and the grilled tomatoes were really a unique twist on a naturally cold side.
The whole dish was 10 points plus. Well worth it for a meal out on the go.
What is your favorite dish to order while eating out?