Low-carb version of Six Dollar Burger every bit as messy


OK, you thought they were messy before! Carl’s Jr., which has grossed out TV viewers with its piggish commercials, playing up how sloppy its burgers are, has gotten a lot messier.

The fast-food chain has jumped on the low-carb bandwagon, adding a “Low Carb Six Dollar Burger” ($3.99) to its menu. The selection has only 6 grams of carbohydrates (four net carbs) and features a half- pound beef patty “wrapped” in lettuce leaves, topped with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, red onion, tomato slices, dill pickles and melted cheese everything but the bun.

We sampled one locally, and it came without cheese and pickles, so if those are important to you, be sure to mention them.

The bunless version reduces the burger’s carb count by 55 grams. You can add guacamole, bacon or chili.

Don’t eat this thing with your hands, and don’t even think about the steering-wheel-inone-hand, burger-in-the-other maneuver. Be sure to ask for a knife and fork. And extra napkins.


You don’t have to forego your favorite frozen treats just because you’re on a diet.

Cold Stone Creamery has introduced its new Sinless Ice Cream, a fat-free, no-sugar-added basic sweetcream ice cream (similar to vanilla). Made with nonfat milk and sweetened with Splenda, it has 170 calories for a 6-ounce serving. To keep it diet-friendly, try the Very Berry Good option, adding blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, or the Health Nut mix-ins, including bananas, almonds and peanut butter. Yum.


Wingstop has spread its wings to include another Colorado Springs location. Check out the goods mild, hot, atomic, Cajun, barbecue or teriyaki wings at 6056 Stetson Hills Blvd., in the Ridgeview Market Place. There’s also one at 530 S. Academy Blvd. in the Fairway Plaza.

Hours are 4 p.m.-midnight on weekdays, and 11 a.m.-midnight Saturdays and Sundays. Check out the menu at www.wingstop.com.


A series of winemaker dinners will be offered next week in Denver and several mountain ski resorts, with proceeds to benefit educational programs of the Colorado Restaurant Association.

Sonoma County Winemakers will host the meals, which cost $125 per person, with a consumer tasting and silent auction Friday, for $40 per person.

Call 1-800-522-2972 for a full schedule and to make reservations; or send e-mail to mmino@coloradorestaurant.com.

CONTACT US: Got restaurant news, gossip and tips? Opening, closing, changing the menu? Contact Linda DuVal, The Gazette, P.O. Box 1779, Colorado Springs 80901; or send e-mail to duval@gazette.com, or call 636-0371.

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