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Friday, February 8, 2013

Capitol Hill Needs a Salad Bar

Posted by on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Here's a free million dollar idea: Someone needs to grab up one of the available store fronts near Broadway and put in a lunch spot with a salad bar that doesn't look like it's infested with E.Coli.

Who's with me? Why doesn't Capitol Hill have a salad bar!? Vegetables are delicious!

 

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scary tyler moore 43
why do they call it a salad BAR? you ever seen a drunk sitting at one, face down in the chickpeas?
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on February 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 42
@35: You're a strange novelty account.
Posted by undead ayn rand on February 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM · Report this
saladchick 41
@20 @12 Seattle Salads (the place on Madison) is exactly like Chop't in NYC and DC. There are 3 different greens to choose from and over 30 toppings to have on your salad and 9 dressings. There also have soups, healthy snacks (their coconut oil popcorn is like crack) and drinks that include Rachel's Ginger Beer. They also deliver and you can order online at www.seattlesalads.com/order If salad is your jam...this is the place. Seattle Salads is the Chop't of Seattle.
Posted by saladchick on February 10, 2013 at 4:18 PM · Report this
Badger 40
@20 I went to Chops when I was in NYC last year. If one of those opened in Seattle I would be there every day, and I am a not a salad eater by nature.
Posted by Badger on February 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM · Report this
Karlheinz Arschbomber 38
Salad bars are food poisoning havens. Ugh.
Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arschbombe on February 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 37
@20 - There's a place exactly like that in the City Center building (5th and Pike) called "Toss'd." As you might guess, they toss each salad, and you can control how much dressing they put on it, because just like at Subway, you're right there.

(It drives me crazy when someone orders a salad with dressing on the side rather than having it tossed. It's like saying, "Make me a shitty salad.")
Posted by Free Lunch on February 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 36
Oops, make that "independently lab tested ...".
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 35
@9: It's not just expense, it's also time to have items interdependently lab tested, do the signs, and the also the ability to plan menus taking advantage of staff creativity, what's on sale, and so on.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM · Report this
Eastpike 34
There's scrumptious salads for cheap at every area hospital. I recommend Cherry Hill, but you'd be heading to Swedish Broadway campus. Let me know how you like it.
Posted by Eastpike on February 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM · Report this
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@32, they DELIVER?!?!?! THANK YOU.
Posted by gloomy gus on February 8, 2013 at 5:11 PM · Report this
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Seattle Salads, FTW! They're awesome and will totally deliver to your door. Why would you go to a shop, when they can deliver to you? http://seattlesalads.com/
Posted by wispit151 on February 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM · Report this
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@6: Labeling the food suddenly makes the food more expensive? It's not an Obama nanny state that you need to worry about...
Posted by treehugger on February 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM · Report this
McGee 30
I'm sure some enterprising person can open a Zoopa for all your dud food needs.
Posted by McGee on February 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Report this
lucidslumber 29
Plutos rules.
Posted by lucidslumber on February 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM · Report this
COMTE 28
@23:

I don't think "passive-aggressive" means what you think it means. Unless you actually mean that competition, innovation and quality are somehow synonymous with p-a.

And yes, Phoebe is some sort of performance art piece (but,please don't tell her - she really thinks she's being serious.)
Posted by COMTE on February 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM · Report this
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Soup 'R Crackers!
Posted by Mike in Olympia on February 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 26
@20 has a good point. I could totally see a chain of Subway (without the meat or bread) places.

Just add some tofu and nuts and you're golden.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM · Report this
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@12 - the place in Madison Valley is DELICIOUS. Seriously, its really good salad. And, I do believe they deliver a few days a week.
Posted by bitethemailman on February 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM · Report this
JonnoN 24
@13 I've been wondering that for a long time. Surely no one could be so obtuse without working at it?
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on February 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM · Report this
watchout5 23
I love Seattle so much. The amount of passive aggressive in this town is so high that it's becoming hilarious. No need to tell the people who own the salad bar in question how bad their food looks, just open a shop next to them doing the same thing but better. Problem solved right? Haha
Posted by watchout5 http://www.overclockeddrama.com on February 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 22
I'm sure a lot of salads get tossed on Capital Hill.

Sorry I couldn't resist.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on February 8, 2013 at 1:05 PM · Report this
--MC 21
Oh you young people! Remember the salad bar at the old QFC? It always looked like happy new year in that thing.
Posted by --MC on February 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Matt Hickey 20
#5 You've nailed it. There's a chain of "subway-like" salad restaurants here in DC called Chops. You tick off what you want on a piece of paper and they put it all together for you. It's pretty damn good.
Posted by Matt Hickey http://www.matthickey.com on February 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 18
@13, @17: Who's Pheobe?
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 17
Is Pheobe the secret lover or lovechild of Will in Seattle? Mabye she's both?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on February 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM · Report this
care bear 16
There are a bajillion salad places in DC. They're on every corner. I think Chop't is the biggest chain.
Posted by care bear on February 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM · Report this
Goldy 15
I am totally with you on this, Megan. I
Posted by Goldy on February 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM · Report this
brandon 14
Ew, Salad bar on Capitol Hill? With all those dirty homosexuals floating around?

Yeah, if anything I'd vote for a Subway-esque set up. The only time I don't mind buffet style is at Mongolian grill type places, and thats because what ever you put in your bowl gets cooked to hell.
Posted by brandon on February 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 13
Is Pheobe a real person or just some sort of performance art piece?
Posted by Theodore Gorath on February 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM · Report this
Allyn 12
Phoebe, I'm sorry I can't tell: are you joking?
Posted by Allyn on February 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 11
There is a new salad-only restaurant in Madison Park. I find the idea of a salad-only restaurant to be weirdly appealing.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM · Report this
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Rumor has it Metropolitan Market may be thinking about opening a store on Capitol Hill. They have good salad bars. Where on Capitol Hill? How about across the street from Stranger World Headquarters? http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2012/0…
Posted by gloomy gus on February 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM · Report this
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@6: Only at chain restaurants (more than 20 locations) or supermarkets. I'm sure they can afford it.
Posted by bigyaz on February 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM · Report this
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Oh no, Phoebe, Obama's comin' for your croutons.
Posted by randomitis on February 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM · Report this
ryanayr 7
Ew. gross. Food poisoning.
Posted by ryanayr on February 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 6
Enjoy salad and hot food bars while the last, before the Obama's nanny state makes them too costly to maintain:
For self-service foods, such as a salad bar in a restaurant, calories also would be listed per serving or per item on a sign next to the food.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutritio…
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this
Bauhaus I 5
Vegetables are good, but a salad bar on Capitol Hill would be tricky. Sorry to say it, but not everyone up there is very civic-minded when it comes to food-at-large. It'd be a full-time job keeping dirty hands off things available for the grabbing. And salad bars in general can be pretty nasty. I've seen some rather disgusting things that I won't go into here. As I rule, I stay away from them. Maybe a Subway version of a salad bar, where someone with gloves on loads your plate what you point to?
Posted by Bauhaus I on February 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM · Report this
pfffter 4
@2 But you do win friends by tossing salad.
Posted by pfffter on February 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM · Report this
pfffter 3
Speaking of vegetables, is Anna still alive? Today would be the last day of her juice fast if she is.
Posted by pfffter on February 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 2
You don't win friends with salad.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on February 8, 2013 at 11:42 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 1
Why do you want to murder all those innocent vegetables?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM · Report this

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