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Had any great salads around town lately?

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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  1. Craving the watermelon salad at Solace in Encinitas.

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    1. re: Island

      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.

      1. re: pickypicky

        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.

        1. re: pickypicky

          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.

          1. re: Island

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

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        1. re: Dagney

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

          1. re: stevuchan

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

            1. re: stevuchan

              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.

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

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

              1. 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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                1. re: Beach Chick

                  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. 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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                      1. re: bizzwriter

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

                        1. re: foodiechick

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

                  1. 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.

                    1. 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. 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!

                        1. 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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                          1. re: fatty_mouthfeel

                            love a good panzanella. thanks for this reco.

                            1. re: fatty_mouthfeel

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

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

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                              1. re: TheeAce

                                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.