We all have been to steakhouses. Obviously, the best thing in any steakhouse is supposed to be a ribeye or a New York (also known as a Kansas City) strip steak. However, there are some specialty items in a steakhouse we’ve had that are the best thing in a steakhouse.
Last night, we went to Kirby’s Steakhouse in San Antonio. Kirby’s is a Dallas-based chain of steakhouses. They have prime steaks, but that’s only part of the reason we went there. While my prime New York strip was right on the money (medium) and our jalapeno mac-and-cheese topped with bacon was okay, we both had the Kirby’s Chopped Salad…in reality, that’s why we went there. There are several prime steakhouses around this city, and they all make great steaks. Kirby’s has an item that’s different.
Kirby’s Chopped Salad might be the best non-steak thing on a steakhouse menu I’ve ever had. Seriously, I could eat their salad as a meal. I wanted to carry one out. According to the menu, Kirby’s Chopped Salad contains the following:
“Iceberg Lettuce, Granny Smith Apples, Walnuts, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Red Onions, Tossed with our Signature Blue Cheese Dressing”
It’s not good stuff; it’s GREAT stuff. We attempted to replicate it at home, and it turned out awesome. We can’t do that every day but when we can, it’s simply superb.
I’m trying to think of some other sides or salads I’d fight to have, but not many are Kirby’s Chopped Salad memorable. It’s the best side/salad ever. I can’t tell you a single side I recall with such clarity. It’s like it was developed for my taste buds.