July 8, 2010
I've been meaning to check out their new salad bar for a minute, since there is a dearth of strong options around here. [Crazy Horse (649-4771) at the Munras exit off Highway 1 in Monterey and Jacks in the Portola Hotel (649-2698) top my short list—ask for the locals deal at Jacks, which our food writer Tony Seton just reviewed and save $2, BTW.]
The short of the all-you-can-eat salad bar: There are four lettuces including spinach; eight dressings; about 3o different toppings; basic fruit, macaroni and pasta salads; and individually wrapped squares of cornbread and some 4-inch rolls baked on site every morning.
It all arrives for just $7.95, $.50 off with a coupon that's been running in the Weekly.
But that same coupon has $1 off the turkey-avocado-bacon sub or the hot pastrami reuben—$8.75 instead of $9.75 for the TAB monster with the works on house-baked wheat you're looking at above—so I had to demur. Damn good and messy sandwich made me feel good about the decision.
I split it and the reuben (above) with a friend (actually split them with several friends, they're that big). A slim looker in line told us "I could eat [their reuben] every day. I'm buying one for now and one for later. I'm all for taste."
Consider her a sub teacher.