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Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Keto KaveKeto Kave's Spaghetti & Meatballs - Photo by Miriam Bowers Abbott
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In popular use, the term “keto” is short for “ketogenic” which is a description of a diet that is, on most interpretations, low carb. Fat and protein are okay in this diet, so it tends to feature lots of meat, lots of butter, and non-starchy vegetables.

Keto eating sounds pretty limiting, but through creativity, technology and culinary genius, there are some entertaining keto options out there. Keto Kave is on a mission to provide the very best in those options. 

There are probably lots of ways to figure out the offerings available at Keto Kave. Stopping in its Beechwold store and checking out the fridge worked nicely. It’s well-stocked with a range of meals that run anywhere between $6-12. There’s stromboli, pot pies, chocolate cheesecake: things that you wouldn’t normally expect to be keto-friendly, but thanks to some sort of witchcraft, they are. 

The keto theme makes the Kave an especially good palace to score some meatballs. Why? Because meatballs are the prototypical filler food. Traditional recipes take ground meat, and extend it with a ton of breadcrumbs. That’s not happening at Keto Kave. Grab a container of Spaghetti and Meatballs, and you’ll find that it’s curiously heavy. That’s pure meat heavy: those meatballs are formed from ground beef and sausage and they taste like quality. The sauce isn’t sweet, but garlic creates the needed interest and complexity. 

They’re served on pasta. But, you know, keto pasta. The noodles are narrow like spaghetti, but flat. Whatever it’s made of, it seems plenty noodly. Because keto aficionados probably like labels, it looks like the whole thing delivers 48 grams of fat, 42 grams of protein, and 7 total grams of carbs. It’s a lot of food. 

The Keto Kave can be found at 4818 N. High St. You’ll find some supplements and shelf-stable projects there too. It runs limited hours, but is typically open from at least 4-6 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, visit Keto Kave on Facebook.

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