Quite frankly I can't think of a more entertaining, pleasant, ZONE FRIENDLY, dining night out than this place :
Fire and Ice
They started in Boston and recently added some very widely scattered locations -as in - there just may be one near you.
Here's the website and as you will see from the first photo you run into - right away very "Zone" encouraging. http://www.fire-ice.com/
... and ... in fact ... it is !
It is a totally unique concept and I am prejudiced as I LOVE the place.
Basically they put out every and any food item you can think of and lots you haven't -
FOR example :
the salad bar - easily one of the most extensive anywhere - you assemble the salad.
the "dressing bar" equally extensive
the "veggie bar" [ from their website ]
For fresh vegetables, our market is the place. Again, the exact selections depend on the day . . . but with an average of forty different vegetables, finding something you love will never be a problem. A typical day at the market includes: red onions, green peppers, jalapeño peppers, chopped fresh garlic, water chestnuts, broccoli, snow peas, tomatoes, black olives, roasted red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, squash, zucchini and more.
The Entree Bar -
About 30 items - about 6 or 8 choices for fish,meat,poultry and assorted others
*** There were some vegan choices such as Tofu but unfortunatley I didn't pay close attention to them. I'm sure you can call and find out how extensive they are. However - as far as choices for vegetable oriented food they easily have an many options as at the local health food market.
The "Sauce Bar" [ from website]
We always have at least ten different sauces for you to choose from, like Zesty Pomodoro, Sweet Chili, Fajita and more. Plus, when you get to the grill, we can also add soy sauce or hot sauce to your meal!
In essence you "pick out and pick up" all your food whenever you want as much as you want. On your way to your table you stop off at the huge circular grill pictured and stand there.
within moments a chef will come along and take the food that needs to be cooked and put it on the grill in a little pie shaped layout.
He keeps right on going to the next customer. Another chef soon comes along and asks you how you'd like it cooked and starts monitoring it. He moves along a little slower and then another chef comes along, makes sure your food is cooked the way you want and puts it on a dinner plate and hands it to you.
The "cooking" part is a "communal thing" and the chefs are trained to also "entertain" as the whole process goes on and on as they constantly go "round and round" the grill.
On a busy night it's a lot of fun. We took my daughter and friends there for her birthday and the chefs pulled her out to the grill and taught her how to cook !
Can't think of a remotely more Zone Friendly Dining Experience
... from the "END"Zone