Salad Becomes Obsession

My family has started to dread inviting me into the “Where do you want to eat?” discussion. I always want this salad from the Main Street Brewery across from Fresh Market at MayFaire. It’s the Walnut Gorgonzola salad (~$9.95). Candied walnuts, crumbled Gorgonzola, bits of green apple, tomatoes, and a delicious raspberry dressing make for a terrific balance of tart, sweet, and strong. I have added grilled chicken (extra) to make it a filling dinner. This salad haunts me. I’ve eaten it as often as possible since the first time we staggered into the Main Street Brewery with low expectations, weary from shopping. I almost didn’t order it because the apples struck me as strange but I found the rest of the menu difficult so took a chance. And now I’m stuck in a dilemma.

This salad is great but the male members of my family can’t find anything they like on the menu. My daughter and mother love the cheeseburger ($4.99) on the kids menu and are willing to accompany me whenever my craving strikes. But everyone else groans and says, “Not that place again!”

Help me out here. Have you eaten here and found something else to like so I can get the boys to come with? Right now it’s relegated to girls-night-out only, which I suppose is fine, but I could eat this salad a lot more often.

Note: The people who own Main Street also operate the The Bridge Tender and Airlie Seafood Company, and the (original) Front Street Brewery. This salad was not on the menu at Airlie. I haven’t tried the Bridge Tender yet and their online menu fails to open so I don’t know if they have it. This salad is on the menu at The Front Street Brewery but I haven’t ordered that one myself.

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