Diners beware: There are some extremely high-calorie, high-fat land mines on restaurant menus.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based consumer group, today announced its annual “Xtreme Eating Awards.”
On the list:
• The Cheesecake Factory’s Pasta Carbonara with Chicken, 2,500 calories.
• Bob Evans’ Cinnamon Cream Stacked and Stuffed Hotcakes, 1,380 calories.
• P.F. Chang’s Double Pan-Fried Noodles Combo, 1,820 calories.
“You can’t even split these and have a decent meal — the numbers are just off the charts,” says Bonnie Liebman, the center’s nutrition director. Liebman says big portions have become the norm at restaurants.