My boyfriend and I finally got the chance to try the Apple Pan over the weekend. The old school lunch-counter diner is an LA institution, known for its steakburgers and homemade apple pie. (LA Weekly’s Jonathan Gold even named Apple Pan’s Hickory Burger as one of the 99 things to eat in LA before you die!)
We both ordered the restaurant’s famous steakburger with cheese. My boyfriend also got an order of fries for good measure. I gobbled up my burger, thoroughly enjoying the pickles, relish and Tillamook cheese, and sampled a few fries. The food didn’t disappoint. We both wanted to try the apple pie, but with full stomachs and my blood sugar in mind, we decided to hold off for another visit.
While I knew my dinner wasn’t exactly health food, I didn’t expect it to wreak such havoc on my blood sugar. But more than three hours after the meal, my BG was 220. I was so annoyed. One of my favorite things to do is sample new food and try out new restaurants, but spikes like that take a lot of fun out of the experience.