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Aug 1, 2013 02:03 AM

SALADS - LA Dish of the Month (August 2013)

SALADS - LA Dish of the Month (August 2013)

In a bit of a photo finish with Fried Chicken, the dish of the month for Los Angeles for August 2013 is Salads.

Here's a link to the voting thread:

The goal is to collectively try as many versions of salads as possible during the month of August. All iterations of salads are fair game – from the tossed to the composed to the deconstructed. And of course salads with rice and fried chicken should not be overlooked, nor should salads made with ice cream products. And what would life as an LA 'Hound be like without a few good hamburger salads!

So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.

Looking forward to seeing what people find.

Thanks again for participating.

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  1. well i'm certainly looking forward to getting my salad tossed this month.

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      1. As a matter of fact, I really like the Southern Fried Chicken salad at Barney's Beanery (I go to the Westwood Village location).

        It has greens, corn, red onion -- a plethora of veggies and a very healthy portion of southern friend chicken on top. They use breast meat, so there is no bone, just some very juicy fried chicken. I need a protein hit at lunch, so if the meat to salad ratio wasn't strong I wouldn't like the salad.

        It's prepared with honey mustard dressing on the side, though I'm sure you could get a different salad dressing.

        I used to always get the Southern Fried Chicken club sandwich because I liked the chicken, but found that there was just too much bread involved and I would end up picking the sandwich apart and just eating the chicken and bacon and lettuce. So, I switched to the salad and liked it much better.

        So -- there you go -- a rec that doesn't overlook salad with fried chicken.

        1. And here's our map:

          Although I was pulling for ice cream, I'm looking forward to trying more salads (and revisiting some old favorites)!

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            1. re: aching

              >>Although I was pulling for ice cream, I'm looking forward to trying more salads...<<

              Fret not - you can have your ice cream and eat it too if you look to Asia. Ais kachang, Ais chendol and patbingsu should be good spacers between more common salads this month...

              1. re: bulavinaka

                thanks for this topic.

                in that case, i may just be able to lose some weight this month, that is if i can go sans dressong.

                      1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                        They do love them sprinkles in Indonesia...

              2. I like the salads at Green Street (with the exception of the Dianne whose dressing I find too sweet). Generally, they involve some poultry although not in the case of the Arroyo.
                Houston's has good salads as well.

                1. The only salad that I order on a regular basis is the Pine Room Side Salad at R&D Kitchen.