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ThinDish finds local restaurants with low-calorie dishes

October 6, 2011 |  9:37 am

Thindish Eating out and staying trim don’t have to be mutually exclusive, according to a new website with a searchable local database of dishes with 600 calories or fewer.

A few weeks after opening, the list of restaurants on is still skinny, featuring eateries such as Prado Restaurant in Hancock Park. But creators say other establishments such as Taste on Melrose and Jodi Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom are also headed for the lineup.

The site was founded by former advertising executive Jason Lewis, who struggled with obesity before shedding 60 pounds by ordering healthier entrees at local dining spots.

Users can also narrow ThinDish search results using other nutritional requirements, such as dishes that are gluten-free, vegan, organic, nut-free and lactose-free. Patrons can also use the site to buy vouchers for discounts at partner restaurants.

-- Tiffany Hsu