Aug 16: Business lunch; Succotash Salad


We had a working lunch down in the Hollywood area and ended up at Eat This Cafe. We had two different panini’s: Foodie Philip had the Grilled Truffle Cheese and Foodie Greg had the Italian. Both were very good, but we agreed the Grilled Truffle Cheese was the winner! The (presumably) home made chips were also very good.

Lunch was $17.00 per serve with tax and tip.


We’re always looking for summer salads that aren’t heavily built on leafy greens! Not that there’s anything wrong with leafy green salads, but they can get boring during the long hot summers we enjoy/endure.

Succotash salad was new to us but turned out well. It’s also an easy preparation if you drop the onion. Cooked edamame and frozen roast corn came from Trader Joes, as did the tomatoes and feta. Preparation is as complex as cutting the tomatoes, rinsing the corn (to defrost) and mixing everything together.

We dropped the cooked onion and substituted a small amount of shallot we had sliced and left over from another meal. We decided to add some mint in place of the cilantro, which worked very well.

  • The roast corn kernels are $2.49 for the pack, but we used only 1/3 or 42c per serve
  • Pre-cooked and shelled edamame is also $2.49 per pack, but we used half or 63c per serve
  • Organic cherry tomatoes are $2.99 per pack, but again only 1/3 was used, or 50c per serve
  • The greek feta is $6.49 for four blocks, and we used half of one block in this salad, or 41c per serve
  • The mint came from our garden.

Dinner tonight was a refreshing and filling salad for just $1.96 per serve


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