This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal favorites, things she thinks any visitor or Houstonian ought to try at least once and dishes that seem particularly indicative of the ever-changing Houston foodscape.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg It's not a traditional salad, but it's all the better for being unique.
I love salads. I really do. A hazard of my job is that I don't get to eat many (who wants to read about bowl after bowl of dressed arugula?), so when I'm out eating just for fun--not to write about it--I tend to look for unique and creative salads. One of my all-time favorites, one that I order again and again, often as a whole meal, is the Caesar wedge salad at Provisions.
In theory, it's enormously simple. It's a whole wedge of romaine lettuce rolled in Caesar dressing and then a mixture of Parmesan, toasted bread crumbs and dried capers, topped with a few white anchovies and a few rings of pickled lemon. That's it. Caesar salad deconstructed. So easy you could make it at home, right?
Wrong. Or at least, I haven't been able to replicate it.More »