I’ll Sing a High Pitched Ballad for a Great Cobb Salad!!

Cobb Salad - bacon, avocado, boiled eggs,blue cheese, tomatoes

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Did you know….

Cobb salad was created at the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood.

As with many “how this began stories” We don’t know how much is actual fact, but here is the official story from the Brown Derby themselves.

“One night in 1937, Bob Cobb, then owner of The Brown Derby, prowled hungrily in his restaurant’s kitchen for a snack. Opening the huge refrigerator, he pulled out this and that: a head of lettuce, an avocado, some romaine, watercress, tomatoes, some cold breast of chicken, a hard-boiled egg, chives, cheese and some old-fashioned French dressing. He started chopping. Added some crisp bacon — swiped from a busy chef.

“The Cobb salad was born. It was so good, Sid Grauman (Grauman’s Chinese Theatre), who was with Cobb that midnight, asked the next day for a ‘Cobb Salad.’ It was so good that it was put on the menu.(kitchenproject.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Birk’s Restaurant Lunch Cafe in Sophos Building – Santa Clara, Ca

Average Cost

Around $8

Rating (1-10)

10 for the cobb salad

Recommended Dishes: 

Cobb Salad, Any of their salads, Breakfast Burrito’s with hot salsa, Special daily menu items

Cobb Salad - bacon, avocado, boiled eggs,blue cheese, tomatoes

Who said that a salad has to be boring and not full of desire and temptation?

Surely not me!

While you may see a lot of meat lover dishes in my blog posts, I will also make sure to add the healthier version of meals so you are well rounded in eating with exciting pleasure.

Whether it is BBQ, burrito’s, steaks, pizza or salad; there is live action that can take place in every meal! Let’s talk about it!

Lettuce on its own can be extremely dull and even my vegan friends will tell you that.

In order to make a salad delightful it needs to please the eye just like a pizza would, there needs to be smells that entice you, it must have pizzazz and boldness to it.

Start with color first to catch the eye, add bright red to the salad with bell pepper and tomato. Then how about a little purple with a little purple onion. Now some darker green with avocado and maybe a bit of white and blueish green with blue cheese. You can even add fruit like pineapple and berries for more exotic colors.

Bottom line is to just add tasty flavors that you enjoy that have a great color to them.

By the time you finish these colorful decorations your salad will sit 10 feet high and now its time to dig in and experience salad in live action!

Cobb Salad - bacon, avocado, boiled eggs, ranch dressing, blue cheese, tomatoes

“Trev, this sounds like only vegetarians can have a great salad.. What about my meat loving self?”

“My dear, fang filled friend.. Let me tell you about some other ingredients you can have on your salad that will spark that hungry mind of yours..”

The Cobb salad is great for meat loving protein feeders who love tasty meats but want to be healthy as well.

An entire Cobb salad will only be about 550-650 calories and if you are light on the dressing then maybe you may add an additional 100-150 calories to that. It is filling and desirable and will leave you in a moment of heavenly bliss.

Birk’s has a fantastic Cobb salad which is so good I had to write about it. You like to hear it..here it go..

It contains romaine lettuce, applewood bacon, boiled eggs, blue cheese, tomatoes, avocado, and tender chicken. I like to add a little bit of hot sauce to the chicken, salt and pepper over it all with ranch dressing drizzled all over to make it complete.

When all of these items are fresh and the chicken well seasoned and cooked to perfection with ranch or your favorite dressing drizzled over it; this meal ends up becoming a craftsmanship like no other.

Every bite is a memorable crunch from the fresh lettuce with a slight chew of the bacon with a slight cool tang from the ranch dressing. Now my senses get a little spice from the hot sauce and juices from the delectable grilled chicken hitting my palate with a sliver of blue cheese participation that adds a slight sourness to the party as well.

The party doesn’t stop in your mouth until every bite is complete and you are left in utmost satisfaction! True live action living!

If you are not into salads then my suggestion is to start with a Cobb Salad. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.


kitchenproject.com ( 2015) The History Cobb Salad. Retrieved from http://kitchenproject.com/history/CobbSalad.htm

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