Richard Satnick opened a NYC-inspired diner with a healthy twist. Most menu items follow the Paleo Diet, which consists of food that our earliest ancestors ate. It includes lean proteins, fruits and veggies and excludes most dairy products and carbs.
All burgers served at Dick's Kitchen use beef from 100 percent grass-fed cattle.
One of the restaurant's signature is its Dork Burger -- a juicy combination of local pork and duck from Nicky USA, a Portland-based purveyor of sustainable wild game and alternative meats.
A look at Dick's Kitchen
Although most Paleo Diets do not include dairy products, Richard Satnick, owner of Dick's Kitchen and Laughing Planet, said most people want shakes when they order a burger and fries. His shakes are made with coconut milk.
All side dishes contain no added fats, and are aimed at supplying abundant, fresh, complex carbohydrates instead of the processed ones that currently make up a high percentage of typical diets, Satnick said.