Most diners go for salads only when they're on a health kick, but Santa Fe-born Vinaigrette turned that idea upside down with a commitment to freshly grown ingredients and entree-sized salads that actually fill you up and leave you satisfied. The creation of one Erin Wade, Vinaigrette takes advantage of its own proprietary farm to create classics such as Caesar ($11) and Cobb salads ($11.75), as well as more complex and delicious options such as the Omega with kale, corn and pine nuts ($12.25), and the Asian chopped with red bell pepper, shredded carrots, cilantro and a healthy serving of crispy cold noodles on top ($11.25). You'll also find delicious non-salad items such as the mushroom stew and kale nachos but, for the more hungry, Vinaigrette throws down great sandwiches like the Cuban torta ($13.50) and the hot turkey and Reuben ($12.75 apiece). Round things out with house-made desserts like the fudgy flourless chocolate cake served with whipped cream or a slice of carrot cake ($6 each), an item our companion described as "the best carrot cake I've ever had."

Lunch and Dinner


709 Don Cubero Alley,