Chopped salads are the best salads.
Actually salads made by other people are the best salads (why do salads prepared by someone else always taste so much better?), but chopped salads are definitely a personal favorite.
I think I love them most because the finely-chopped ingredients allow you to taste way more flavors in every bite.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say you can probably guess what I had for lunch today, huh?
After I taught class number two of the day, I worked at the gym for another hour before driving home to shower and head out to meet my friend Melissa for lunch at Bad Daddy’s.
Unfortunately all the outdoor seating was taken, so we had to sit inside, but the weather in Charlotte right now is wonderful.
Melissa and I both went to UCF around the same time and she and her husband recently moved to the Charlotte area. Melissa is due to have a baby a week after me, so it was really fun to chat about pregnancy and baby stuff with someone who is going through it at the exact same time. (Needless to say, our lunch was filled with a few potty breaks.)
I’ve only been to Bad Daddy’s one other time with Ryan and my father-in-law when he was in town and the last time I visited the restaurant, I wasn’t all that impressed. I’m glad I gave it another go today because my chopped salad was fantastic!
I ordered the “Cue” chopped chicken salad and it came with barbeque pulled chicken, avocado (I think there was almost a full avocado under all the toppings!), crispy onions (my favorite), cabbage, tomatoes and a black bean and corn slaw. I requested the barbeque ranch dressing on the side and lightly drizzled it over everything before digging in.
Our lunch date was great and it was wonderful to see Melissa after so many years. We’re hoping to get together for a cookout in two weeks!
Now I’m off on my next little adventure of the day… Time to coach Girls On The Run!
Have a fantastic afternoon!