3/18/2013 2:20:00 PM Gluten-free dough among pizza offerings
Lorna Callahan shows off her menu, which features the healthy communities logo. Photo by Briana Alzola.
A salad bar, portion size variety and special pizza dough are just some of the healthier options Time Out Pizza is offering its customers. The restaurant has been in Othello for about 17 years, owner Lorna Callahan said. There are plenty of options, she said. She has partnered with the Integrated Health Care Services of Adams County and the Othello Healthy Communities Coalition to provide lower calorie eats for her patrons. One new item being carried at the restaurant is gluten-free dough, Callahan said. In recent years, there is more and more information about wheat allergies. The new gluten-free dough allows a new way to eat pizza. Anyone visiting the eatery can also choose to go through the salad bar. There are both large and small sizes available for the trip. At the salad bar, there is lettuce salads, but there are also a lot of other vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, sprouts, beets and more. There are also different kinds of fruits in their own juices, cottage cheese and more. Patrons who want to order something off the menu, a hamburger for example, can also substitute in the salad bar as a replacement for the fries that would normally come with the meal. In addition to normal salad dressings, there is also an oil and vinegar dressing, which is healthier. Of course, food isn't the only thing that has healthier options. There are also a variety of drinks. In addition to the normal soda options, there is water available. If the guest does not like the tap water that comes out of the soda machine, there is also bottled water available, both regular and vitamin water. There are also two iced tea options, one unsweetened and one with raspberry. There are also people who come in and order special items, like hamburgers without buns to make things easier. Callahan tries to help anyone with what kinds of foods they'd like to eat. They also will bake items instead of fry them, when possible. If someone wants something, they just have to ask, she said. All items are made to order so they can be made however the customer wants them. Callahan is always really accommodating and was one of the first people to partner with ICHS, Karen Palmer, with ICHS, said.