Okay, so I just calculated the points for that salad I had today by using the info on Au Bon Pain's actual nutrition info site. Dotti's a total liar! According to ABP and the Points Calculator, my lunchtime salad was only *8* points!
I had actually received an email yesterday from Asian Mistress, sharing with me the advice of a friend who had found Dotti to be less-than-reliable in the past. In this case, it worked in my favor cuz she had it so much higher. But beware that Dotti may be lowballing certain things.... I think it's best to always check for the restaurant's own nutrition info first before going for Dotti's answers. I haven't lost total faith in her, but this was not a happy development.