Are you against eating out at Chain restaurants? I know a lot of people are. My only issue with them is that eating out can be expensive – and I honestly would rather pay for a meal at a place I’ve never been before and/or a local restaurant (especially in the suburbs where there aren’t many). However, Macaroni Grill has never been a chain that I’ve complained about because I have generally liked their food.
But then the astonishing happened – they went and changed their menu. I swear it’s smaller….and it’s just not as good. Remember the create-your-own pasta option? Don’t bother looking for pesto sauce – it’s gone. Don’t bother asking for olives either, because they don’t serve those. No olives…..seriously?
Macaroni Grill, what happened to you?
Dan ordered the Margherita Pizza ($7.99) and it was too soggy, mostly because it was just loaded with too many tomatoes.
I ordered their Beef Tenderloin Spiedini – skewered beef with fresh rosemary served with roasted vegetables ($13.99), which actually wasn’t too bad though I was still grumpy because my favorite entrée was also gone from the menu – the orzo salad with spinach. WHYYYYY!?!?!?!
Either way, I can’t imagine wanting to go back again – especially now that there are other Italian places around me that I enjoy so much, like Strapazza’s. Also – Basta Pasta has opened near me, so perhaps I should try that as well? Anyone gone there recently?