Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Grill to Salad

Friday, October 26, 2007

Food find: Grill to Salad

For my grand birthday lunch, a couple of us in the newsroom went over to Grill to Salad on G Street NW. We would have done something more exotic, but it's raining to the point of flooding in DC today, so it was best just to stay close. Plus, tonight is taco night at the National Press Club -- had to leave room for tacos.

Anyhow, this place is super impressive. There's a hot food buffet, a cold food buffet and a massive salad bar. Everything is sold by the pound ($6.99) and there's really any type of standard Asian cuisine available: lo mein, fried rice, Kung Pao chicken, General Tso's chicken, dumplings, spring rolls, sushi, rice ... I really can't remember everything we saw, it was just that expansive of a selection.

The salad bar is equally as delicious. There's anything you could need to make a killer salad and everything is surprisingly fresh. I had a bit of salad (have to stave off malnutrition) along with low mein topped with a piece of General Tso's chicken and two pieces of the sushi as well as some mixed pasta with pesto. The veggie roll there was pretty tasty. The lo mein was a bit greasy, but really, what can you expect? My salad was great -- the mesclun mix was fresh and tasty, the romaine crisp, the carrots crunchy and the grapes and tomatoes juicy. The pesto was delicious over the combination of types of pasta, including a some cheese ravioli.
I really must go to this place again, but it's a bit pricey. It's also super busy, ensuring fast food turn over.

More to come on birthday festivities!

11 comments:

Meg Wolff said...

Kelly,
It looks like you made some great choices!

Retno Prihadana said...

looks healthy and colourful salad. Did you pick sushi too?

Kelly Mahoney said...

Sure did, it was all part of the salad bar.

Sylvia said...

First of all ,Happy birthday ...I'm late,sorry.
I love this kind of restaurants with a superb salad bar.

Nora B. said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!

i usually celebrate my birthday for a whole month since there are so many people to catch up with, a good excuse to party! :-)

Big Boys Oven said...

So much lovely food.... wish i was there!

Andaliman said...

your choices looks wonderful
happy belated birthday, Kelly

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Hey kelly.....Nice find.....yup...It was raining cats and Dogs the whole of last week.....Weekend is better :-)
So had fun on that day :-)) Nice :-)

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had plenty of selections!

daphne said...

I feel hungry just thinking about the spread there. Your plate looks delicious... would have to have that sushi.

tigerfish said...

Birthday food galore. That's fun to have!