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Had any great salads around town lately?

Beach Chick Jun 20, 2012 06:45 PM

Craving me a fresh seafood salad..sourdough bread, cup of chowder and a crisp white/anchor steam..besides the Fish O bar.
Roasted beet with goat cheese and a bowl of cold soup..
Cobb with grilled chicken..splash of vinaigrette and bleu cheese or a grilled romaine with homemade caesar..
Cold soup is a great thing too.

Look forward to your wonderful responses!

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    Island Jun 20, 2012 07:20 PM

    Craving the watermelon salad at Solace in Encinitas.

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      pickypicky Jun 21, 2012 08:13 AM

      God. Watermelon Salad. Love it. I had one once at Farmhouse with basil, tomatoes and watermelon and maybe, feta or goat cheese? It was sublime. Love to see it replace crabcakes on half the menus in town for summer.

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        sdnosh Jun 21, 2012 02:23 PM

        Roseville had an amazing watermelon salad with a very, very creamy Gorgonzola cheese. It was amazing. I wonder if Chef Amy has reprized it on the menu at The Shores.

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          Island Jun 22, 2012 04:32 PM

          Pickypicky Solace had the same ingredients: cubed watermelon, halved cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta, fresh basil...also fresh mint, small diced cucumber, toasted pine nuts, currants, a little arugula, tossed with a light pomegranate vinaigrette. Didn't really taste the pom vinaigrette, but I'm on the hunt for some to try and duplicate this at home. So refreshing.

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            wrldtrvl Jun 27, 2012 12:51 PM

            Always have loved Urban Solace's watermelon salad. Recently had a watermelon salad at Jeremy's in Wynola. It was good but not as good as Urban Solace's with one exception--the chef made the dressing from strawberries--not too sweet but not too much vineagar either.

      2. Dagney Jun 21, 2012 12:38 AM

        Salad Style! Downtown on 800 (or maybe 900?) F Street. They have an excellent Cobb.

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          stevuchan Jun 21, 2012 08:48 AM

          Rimel's has a great Cobb and Caesar. Green Spot in Sorrento Valley is fairly new and makes a nice variety nice salads.

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            Lynnester Jun 21, 2012 12:28 PM

            am eating a salad from Green Spot as we speak. Very good. Like that place a lot

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              El Chevere Jun 30, 2012 09:27 AM

              If you like Caesar salads, Romesco's in Bonita serves the original recipe they offer at their sister restaurant in TJ (Caesar's) and Prep Kitchen does a very good job as well.

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            wanker Jun 21, 2012 10:56 AM

            Mille Fleurs' "Salad of Maine Lobster" is terrific -- especially when enjoyed in their patio.

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              gator28 Jun 21, 2012 11:17 AM

              I love the salad from Blue Water...I usually top mine with fresh crab and shrimp, sometimes ahi.

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                Beach Chick Jun 21, 2012 04:27 PM

                Totally digging all your salads around town...
                I've got me a big ol' watermelon with gorgonzola...could eat that all day long!

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                  salustro Jun 21, 2012 04:36 PM

                  Rose Wine Bar in SouthPark always has great salads on the menu (they are always seasonal and change monthly). Last night I had a great salad with watermelon, feta, fresh pea shoots, sweet corn and a citrus dressing - perfect with a glass of white wine on a summer evening.

                2. foodiechick Jun 21, 2012 10:14 PM

                  Summer salad at Whisk 'n Ladle. Arugula, shaved hearts of palm, Chino corn, pink grapefruit, shave parmesan and a golden balsamic dressing.

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                    Beach Chick Jun 22, 2012 08:12 AM

                    mmmmmmmm...chino corn

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                      bizzwriter Jun 23, 2012 11:10 AM

                      Ooooooh -- is it time already?

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                        foodiechick Jun 23, 2012 11:28 AM

                        I'm venturing out to Chino's next week. Last I heard corn is in, but no big tomatoes yet.

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                          escondido123 Jun 23, 2012 12:23 PM

                          Got some nice heirloom tomatoes at the Escondido FM last week. Sweet with real tomato taste.

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                    escondido123 Jun 22, 2012 03:55 PM

                    VINZ on Grand in Escondido has a house salad that has tomatoes, fruit, cheese and a dressing that brings it all together--ingredients vary. Huge salad but I always end up finishing it.

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                      wrldtrvl Jun 27, 2012 12:54 PM

                      Tonight's salad for me: watermelon, feta bits, english cucumber bits, a sprinkle of toasted macadamia nuts, some mint and my attempt at imitating the strawberry dressing we had at Jeremy's last week.

                      1. The Chowhound Team Jun 27, 2012 01:47 PM

                        We've got some great active threads on both our Home Cooking board and Vegetarian/Vegan boards on salad recipes, so please head to one of those boards to seek or share recipes for making salads at home. Thanks!

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                          fatty_mouthfeel Jul 4, 2012 10:42 PM

                          Though Carnitas' Snack Shack is pretty pork-centric, I really liked their panzanella salad. Bocconcini of mozzarella, bacon, and brioche croutons in addition to the veggies. Haven't tried the beet salad yet but I have high hopes.

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                            pickypicky Jul 5, 2012 09:36 AM

                            love a good panzanella. thanks for this reco.

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                              sdnosh Jul 26, 2012 05:01 PM

                              I love, love, love Carnita's Snack Shack but found the Panzanella Salad a little blah.

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                              TheeAce Jul 26, 2012 05:19 AM

                              Panzanella at Craft & Commerce hands down best of all..nice and vinegary, not sweet in the least.

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                                fatty_mouthfeel Aug 30, 2012 06:59 PM

                                More panzanella sightings around town:

                                Tiger Tiger in North Park- not sure if it was a special or is a semi-regular summer item. Haven't tried it, but like their food overall.

                                MIHO Gastrotruck. Haven't tried it or anything else from there but have been meaning to.

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