favorite salads

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favorite salads

Postby anaranjado » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:32 am

Had a good salad at an area restaurant lately? I'm looking for recommendations.

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Re: favorite salads

Postby Ashley » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:37 pm

Tuna tartare at the dane is really good.

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Re: favorite salads

Postby Marvell » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:45 pm

The 'True Blue' salad at Mickey's is my favorite thing on their menu.

Bleu cheese, dried Door County cherries and walnuts = yum.

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Re: favorite salads

Postby babelfish » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:55 pm

I really like Weary's roasted veggie salad, I also like Granite City's grilled asian chicken salad.

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Re: favorite salads

Postby Kovalic » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:54 pm

Four words:

Warm. Duck. Confit. Salad.

Ok, make it six words: "at Sardine's."

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Re: favorite salads

Postby okiebp » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:28 pm

I never understood the reasoning behind paying $9 for a salad.

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Re: favorite salads

Postby fennel » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:57 pm

I like the Saz Salatasi at Husnu's:
Grilled chicken and sauteed onions in a teriyaki sauce, over a bed of romaine lettuce, with tomatoes, mandarin oranges, and chopped walnuts.

It could easily lose the oranges, since they aren't fresh, but the concept works well. Sadly, it's not a terribly consistent dish. But when it's on, it's a real treat.

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Re: favorite salads

Postby rrnate » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:19 pm

I'd recommend any salad at the Marigold Kitchen on Pinckney.

http://www.marigoldkitchen.com/lunch.php for the menu. Do it for you!

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Re: favorite salads

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:47 pm

Risking castigation from the foodies, once in a blue moon I get a craving for a porta salad from Paisan's. Also available at Porta Bella. Must be something about those garbanzo beans.

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Re: favorite salads

Postby LaughingGirl » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:27 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Risking castigation from the foodies, once in a blue moon I get a craving for a porta salad from Paisan's. Also available at Porta Bella. Must be something about those garbanzo beans.


Henry, here's one "foodie" who won't castigate you--the Porta really hits the spot sometimes. Maybe it just brings back memories from the old University Square student days for me. No pretensions but damn tasty!

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Re: favorite salads

Postby Kovalic » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:46 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Risking castigation from the foodies, once in a blue moon I get a craving for a porta salad from Paisan's. Also available at Porta Bella. Must be something about those garbanzo beans.


Sadly, that's about the only thing at Paisan's that (to me, anyway - YMMV - and prolly will - hey. that's life) has any merit...

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Re: favorite salads

Postby Ducatista » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:08 am

okiebp wrote:I never understood the reasoning behind paying $9 for a salad.

Because you're fresh out of duck confit?

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Re: favorite salads

Postby CocoaPuffBrown » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:46 am

Since we are on the subject of salads. Does anyone have a killer vinaigrette recipe?

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Re: favorite salads

Postby jman111 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:15 am

CocoaPuffBrown wrote:Does anyone have a killer vinaigrette recipe?

1- Pour 1 cup of your favorite vinaigrette in a medium mixing bowl.
2- Add hydrogen cyanide to taste.
3- Serve! :shock:

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Re: favorite salads

Postby CocoaPuffBrown » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:29 am

okiebp wrote:I never understood the reasoning behind paying $9 for a salad.


The price breakdown for that salad goes something like this:

$2.00 for the ingredients
$1.25 for the table rental
$0.75 staffs labor charge – she is cute, she's worth it
$1.00 cost to maintain the restaurant's cuteness factor. A necessity in order to attract people with large amounts of expendable income. Part of the reason people who are willing to pay $9.00 for a salad is its symbolic signal of status. They aren't here to eat a salad, they are here to eat a $9.00 salad with other status oriented people. *They aren't here to eat amongst those who are unwilling or unable to spend that kind of money on lettuce and tomatoes.*
$4.00 profit

The restaurant is a business, not a social advocacy front. Even though they will market that to those who want to hear they are eating their way to saving *those they aren't interested in being around in the first place.*

Usually what you will here from the people who willingly spend this kind of money on a prepared salad is "they are supporting their community." I guess part of that profit margin holds a guilt premium or something. If you bought all the same ingredients from the COOP, who in turn got their produce from some guy in Cambridge WI (maybe lettuce from Cambridge MA is more important?) and made the salad yourself, I guess that's not community oriented enough.


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