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If you read my last "quick bite" and then this one, you might think I eat a lot of salads. I wish I ate more of them.
But there are a few in town that I really like, and at the top of the list is the chicken cashew salad at La Delicatesse in the Grand Avenue Mall.
It’s not a very busy salad, and at $6.95, it’s a good portion for a good price. The salad is grilled chicken, cashews, snow peas and roasted red peppers on a bed of romaine and radicchio. The homemade sesame ginger vinaigrette is what takes it over the edge. It’s very savory and leaves me wanting more, which the very friendly owner always offers.
I also like this little cafe because it’s not in the food court, rather it’s just next to the skywalk where Stone Creek sits. That means it’s pretty quiet, and you can grab a little table and enjoy Stone Creeks’ free wi-fi while you eat.
I think I’ll go there right now, in fact.
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.