One downside of being in the restaurant business is being around food all the time.
In the year that he's owned Ralic's Steakhouse (26 S. Haddon Ave. in Haddonfield), David Ralic gained 40 pounds, maxing out at 420 pounds. Several weeks ago, he had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, which means his stomach - once the size of a melon - has shrunk to the size of a banana.
He's introduced a small, heathful, portion-controlled menu with the help of bariatric nutritionist Cheri Leahy and his surgeon, Marc Neff.
Here’s Ralic’s “Weight Is Over” menu. All items are offered with complimentary unsweetened iced tea: