This month in the dining section, editor Emily Toman tells you about The Porch on Henderson and its mouth-watering comfort food — the smoked ham mac and cheese casserole, for example. What she didn’t have room to mention was the salads at The Porch. Now, don’t let me mislead you — just because it’s called a salad doesn’t make it any less sinful (or comforting) than the mac and cheese or that burger Emily writes about. My fave is the relatively simple Porch salad with ample mixed greens, crunchy smoked almonds, juicy white grapes, red tomatoes, parmesan and, for an extra little kick, pickled red onions. It’s enormous and comes in a big bowl adequate for properly tossing the ingredients and it’s just $7.

On the slightly more extravagant side is the seared tuna nicoise with arugula, artichokes, kalamata olives, green beans, marble potatoes tomatoes and poached egg with smoked onion mustard. It’s $17, which might sound pricy for a salad. But this, my friends, is no regular salad.

The Dungeness crab cake salad and the greek salad both sound interesting. I haven’t tried them yet, but they are both on my to-eat list. More about The Porch here.

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