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The Cobb salad is a main-dish garden salad made from chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives, and Romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, boiled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, chives, red-wine vinaigrette and Roquefort cheese.[2]

The salad was invented in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became a signature dish. It is named for the restaurant's owner, Robert Howard Cobb.[2] Stories vary as to whether the salad was invented by Cobb or by his chef, Chuck Wilson.







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For some reason I believed that the Cobb salad was invented by a chef at the White House.
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at one point, the original brown derby, the one on wilshire, had been turned into a filipino restaurant and the inside of the hat (the ceiling) was painted with a world map. very weird.
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For some reason I believed that the Cobb salad was invented by a chef at the White House.

pffft.
and green goddess dressing was invented by a hotel chef in san francisco (by the way, a real green goddess is a thing of incredibly deliciousness).
post #290 of 391
Lobster meat makes a Cobb salad taste better.
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I am currently appreciating two things about California ... and I say "appreciate" in the more formal sense of the word ... First, take a look at this ranking of US cities by population: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population ... and note that San Francisco is pretty far down the list, at #13. However, San Jose is #10, and the combined Oakland/Berkeley/Fremont @ ~700k would be at #18 ... this is not counting any of the Palo Alto/Sunnyvale/Cupertino/Mountain View conglomeration. It's interesting to note that the relatively short distance of ~40 miles from downtown SF to downtown SJ encompasses a fairly tremendous 17.3 million people. We may scoff today at the "second city" pretensions of SF, but the pretension could become that of the "first city" within our lifetimes. Second, although I no longer live in San Diego, I continue to be fascinated by the political, sociological, and economic potentials of the combined San Diego / Tijuana megalopolis. There are over 5 million people slowly converging there, and it has, very much like Hong Kong / Shenzhen, the potential of being one of the most interesting places on the planet. Or one of the worst: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...derbeachtj.jpg
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in a couple weeks I am getting about 36 hours to appreciate California. I don't know what I'll do but I hope to get at least a taco in or something.
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^ a taco is a good place to start.
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I have already eaten In n Out in the past and I don't really care for west coast style burgers, gotta admit, so I am gonna hopefully not waste my precious time there. I would like to go to Bouchon but mordecai was wussing out on me because I am an internet dude I guess.
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I've met SFers before. I've just overextended myself this month and am poor.
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For some reason I believed that the Cobb salad was invented by a chef at the White House.
http://youtu.be/5ULYWaUZMLA?t=2m6s
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Used to love coming here on a date and feed the ducks.
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