Favorite Summer Salad and where?
As the weather heats up, I like to eat lighter and salads in particular (appetizer or whole meal). Where are the best ones?
A couple that I enjoy (living Brookline) are the Salmon and Corn Salad at Zaftigs, the Salade Cambodgienne at the Elephant Walk, and the Fennel/Pistachio/Shrimp Salad at La Morra (not currently on their menu).
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Not all of these are particularly light, but a few I like that come to mind are the chunky chicken salad at Stephi's on Tremont, tiger's tears at the hopefully soon to reopen Floating Rock, the golden beet and butter lettuce salad at South End Buttery, pretty much any salad at Erbaluce (always full of novel herbs), and the shaved asparagus salad at Rendezvous in Central Square.
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South End Buttery
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If you're willing to spend $17, the crab and avocado salad at Post390 is delicious and you get a fair amount of delicious fresh crab meat... I think it's worth it. Also, Cottonwood Cafe is right around the corner, and their salads come in meal-sized portions, onto which you can add grilled veggies or protein... nothing special, but a good deal for what you get. You can also compliment your meal with a less-than-virtuous marg on the rocks. I double the comment about the salad at the Buttery... any of the options are great. Finally, if you just want a basic salad, I am always a fan of the large Chef Salad at Upper Crust, with grilled chicken on top. The chicken is so well seasoned that you don't even need dressing. Good luck and happy eating!
The taco salad at Rattlesnake is delicious. Make sure you ask for it with the pulled chicken (that they serve with the nachos) as opposed to the grilled chicken.
I enjoyed a really nice fennel citrus salad at Picco this week. It was a special - but their specials tend to hang around for a while.
I hate to mention a chain, but I still love the BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad at California Pizza Kitchen. It's wonderful any time of year, but particularly in the summer (something about the lime!) Cambridge 1 also puts together very nice salads.
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