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May 20, 2009 02:30 PM

MSP-Entree salad?

Hot summer weather makes me crave large portions of salad. Where can one get a great cobb or chop or whtever at dinner time. Please as a server myself no chains but no price limit either.

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    1. re: bob s

      thanks Bob..Kafe 421 looks like a winner

    2. I know it's a chain restaurant, but I think Redstone's Rotisserie Chicken Chopped Salad is the best! I just had it again the other night - YUM!

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      1. re: Marnatee

        For a chain I would say even better is the Wildfire Chopped salad. Huge portion (as requested) of amazingly good salad.

      2. Fireside Steak salad at Bonxai Cafe on university in St. Paul.
        Great Entree, little spicy, nice citrus and sweet. Definitely as far from a chain as you can get.

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        1. re: mitch cumstein

          I second the Fireside Steak at Bonxai. It's awesome!

        2. I'm sorry to deviate from your suggestion, but if you haven't had a vietnamese salad (Bun) they are perhaps the best summer food every (IMO). They also definitely fit the bill when it comes to an entree.

          1. I love salads all year long. I have never found the perfect cobb, but I think babaoriley was right in his suggestion to try Bun (vietnamese salads - Saigon on University has great ones without cilantro, but with mint). Another thing to try at Saigon is the grilled pork spring roll - wonderful! (and in the winter, you can't go wrong with their pho!)

            Another place that is not a chain, but is within a chain, is the Greek salad at the Split Rock Grille in the Raddison (water park) hotel by the airport. They serve it either full or as a starter - I usually get the starter version with a cup of wild rice chicken soup.

            They make it with a light vinagrette-type dressing. It's got mixed greens - spring, romaine etc., usually grape tomatoes, black olives, feta, shaved carrots and beets, and I forget all else right now...I like it so much I don't remember all the good things about it.

            They also make a good chicken pizza there.