Best of the West: The Big Dish

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The Big Dish
First Place Ribbon
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Burma Superstar
Tea Leaf Salad
The tea leaves for this crunchy salad of fried garlic, peanuts, and seeds are sourced all the way from Burma.
BERKELEY, CA
Chez Panisse
Spring Shaved Vegetable Salad
Thin shavings of the best seasonal goodies unite in a colorful and fluffy medley, tossed with a fresh herb vinaigrette.
14%
PORTLAND, OR
Andina
Tabule de Quinoa
Quinoa in its finest form, scented with lime and tossed with avocado, cotija cheese, and olives.
14%
DENVER, CO
Oak at 14th
Shaved Honeycrisp Apple and Kale Salad
A perfect flavor combo of sweet-tart apples, bitter kale, crunchy candied almonds, and savory Parmesan.
12%
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Swan Oyster Depot
Crab Louis Salad
They keep the classic salad nice and simple with iceberg lettuce, fresh crabmeat, and the special Louis dressing.
10%
SEATTLE, WA
Marcrina Bakery
Meze
This salad of red quinoa, roasted cauliflower, blueberries, raisins, and pine nuts is a main attraction.
9%
BEVERLY HILLS, CA
La Scala
Jean Leon Original
The "original chopped salad" harks back to the 1960s and still has a cult following that includes celebs.
7%
BERKELEY, CA
Gather
Kale Salad
This hearty, seasonal kale salad is a favorite for its mix of root vegetables, nuts, seeds, and citrus.
6%
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Spago
Julienne Chicked Salad with Wasabi Plum Dressing.
Wolfgang Puck's salad is an icon of California cuisine and helped put Spago on the dining map.
5%
LOS ANGELES, CA
Alma
Spring Salad
This salad plays to the season and lets its super-fresh ingredients shine.
2%

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