A restaurant called Sweet Tomatoes is opening later this year at the corner of 7th and Currie Streets, which is just a hop, skip, and jump from where I work.
Regular Blotch readers know all about the painful demise of my honey hole lunch spot last year. This led to a stumbling quest for a new favorite lunch spot that continues to this day. In fact, I’ve given up on a single restaurant filling the bill, and now I have a handful of North Side and Near West Side favorites — El Asadero, Nuevo Leon, Dickey’s BBQ, Nizza Pizza, and Central Market salad bar.
I love a good salad bar, but Central Market is kind of a far drive from my workplace just to get a good spinach salad.
News of a Sweet Tomatoes opening up nearby is exciting. Except (1) I’ve never heard of them or eaten at one, (2) I don’t know if it’s any good, and, most importantly, (3) I don’t know how much it costs.
I refuse to pay $10 for a salad.
Hmmm, there’s a Sweet Tomatoes in Arlington, Irving and Dallas. Who knew?
The online menu is remarkably organized, allowing you to click on any food item and get a complete nutritional breakdown of calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, etc.
But it’s missing the prices.
That doesn’t bode well.
Oh well, if the salad bar is under $10 you’ll be seeing my smiling and nutritionally cognizant face around there quite a bit, reading the latest issue of Fort Worth Weekly and picking spinach out of my molars with a toothpick, I imagine.