Macaroni Grill's Apple Crispetti has 1210 calories a serving.
Sandy Banks writes in today's L.A. Times that it's depressing to see how many calories are in chain restaurant dishes. But is it really surprising that an order of "Dessert Ravioli" from Macaroni Grill is a nutritional disaster? Maybe I live in an urban bubble, but I had never even realized there was such a thing. I'm sorry that you're stuck in Chatsworth, Sandy, but if you stop eating at chain restaurants you'll accomplish two things:
1) Independent restaurants aren't required to post calories, so you can order the most indulgent thing on the menu and not think twice.
2) Plus, you'll be supporting local businesses and broadening your palate.
Maybe I need to take Sandy to lunch so she can branch out a little.
I'll start with two places I've wanted to try:
-Woodlands Indian is vegetarian and offers unlimited dosa night on Wednesdays. Probably just as caloric, but who could pass that up?
-My friends in Chatsworth like the Northridge Thai restaurant Lum-ka-naad, which makes a killer beef salad that I suspect is quite low-carb.
Any other suggestions for eating far out in the Valley?