Salad Shout-out

Crisp Salad Company wants Greenville Avenue to eat its vegetables

Crisp Salad Company wants Greenville Avenue to eat its vegetables

A salad and wrap concept called Crisp Salad Company will open this fall in Dallas' most surprising foodie neighborhood: Lower Greenville. Crisp Salad Company – can we call it Crisp? or, at the very least, Crisp Salad – will open at 2020 Greenville Ave., in what used to be a bar called Hotel Capri. It's located in a prime position, angled across from Trader Joe's and next-door to Teppo.

According to a release, the concept has the goal of feeding the desire for a healthy restaurant alternative by introducing a hybrid concept that combines the build-your-own-salad or wrap experience with a tastefully designed menu and a new, freshness-inspired touch.

 The menu will feature all the things we've come to expect to read about restaurants: seasonal, local and organic, and animal products described as "proteins."

Sounds delicious.

As the bare-bones name implies, Crisp Salad Company will be all about respect for the salad – not as an appetizer, not as a warm-up, but as an expertly chopped or deliciously wrapped completely independent and self-sustaining meal. No more second-rate status for the salad.

The menu will feature all the things we've come to expect to read about restaurants: seasonal, local and organic, and animal products described as "proteins."

The release says that Dallas' dining scene is "starved" for healthy options. Therefore, its dessert option consists of mini cupcakes by That’s Sweet, a Dallas boutique bakery. If you can't dream up your own salad or wrap, you can choose one of the pre-conceived options.

The idea of the restaurant came from co-founder Chris Ferrari, who saw a similar concept in New York. Co-owner Blaine Duhe, who was a trainer for Raising Cane's, will run the Dallas store. They plan to open the Greenville Avenue location by November 1 and a second location in Dallas within about a year.

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Greenville Avenue will get healthier this fall. Photo courtesy of Orangette