Dine Like a Caveman: 6 Delicious Paleo Dishes Perfect for #CrossFit Enthusiasts

If The Flintstones were to be believed, dining like a caveman meant sinking one’s teeth into a monster rack of brontosaurus ribs. Thankfully, there’s more to Paleo dishes than that. Paleo eaters can dine on an array of lean proteins, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. But can life without the carb-y goodness of pasta or rich dairy still be satisfying? Will you still have the energy you need for endless squats? Indeed. But don’t take our word for it. Check out these six nutritious and delicious Paleo dishes to feed your inner Fred or Wilma — and to help you keep fit for Crossfit.

The New York City Cut at American Cut, New York, New York
A 20-ounce, bone-in rib eye is dry-aged for 30 days and gets a true old New York twist with the addition of pastrami spices and smoke at this sexy steakhouse from chef Marc Forgione.

Pig Tails and Cherry Agrodolce at Alla Spina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
At Marc Vetri’s Italian gastropub, pigtails are brined in water, salt, sugar, and rosemary until fork tender. They are then topped with a paleo-friendly blend of fennel, garlic, red chili, and red onion and fried for a soulful-yet-carb-free dish. [Photo by Jason Varney]

Brick Chicken at Glen Ellen Star, California
Now’s the time for Paleo diners to heat to the Glen Ellen Star. Chef Ari Weiswasser is a devoted CrossFit enthusiast and is featuring seven weeks of Paleo-focused menus to align with the Lurong Living Championship Challenge. After your WOD, sink your teeth into the roast-y chicken served with caramelized squash, summer succotash, and dill oil.

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Portland’s Chefs Fired Up; High Cal Inaugural Lunch; Burgers Okay with Exercise

ESPN hires a new head chef. Hilarity ensues.

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Didn’t get invited to the inaugural luncheon? Your waistline will thank you — it was a 3,000 calorie meal! [Washington Times]

* The tipping point. That moment when you start to hear a chef’s name everywhere. [Grub Street Chicago]

* Get the burger. And then get to the gym. [Business Insider]

* Portland’s chefs getting 86d. Some of the region’s best restaurants have parted ways with their revered chefs. [OregonLive]

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Quebec Wants Chefs; Final Resting Places of Famous Foodies; Allergy-Friendly Dining App; Chef Fitness Tips + How Many Courses Are Too Many?

Rest in Pizza would be a more appropriate epitaph for the tombstones of great gourmets!

Restaurant and food news from around the three dubs…

* Of courses. How many are too many? Don’t ask me. I’m a the-more-the-merrier diner. [Clean Plate Charlie]

* I don’t want to be buried in a chefs’ cemetery. I don’t want to be buried at all, but that’s a whole other conversation. But, you can tour the final resting places of some of New York’s most famous food legends. [Wall Street Journal]

* Appetite for deconstruction. Restaurants inspired by music and musicians. [Paste]

* Fat-free recipes. Top chefs share their tips for staying slim. [Daily Mail]

* Olde tyme fun with Facebook. Chain restaurant reviews from senior diners. [Tumblr]

* Forget cookies and muffins. A restaurant in Bangkok leaves diners with a much more personal takeaway. [Chicago Tribune]

* Oh no she didn’t! Yep, actually she did. She being ‘Real Housewife’ Heather Dubrow and the doing being the dissing of the restaurants of the OC. [BuddyTV]

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