As someone who writes about food regularly, I feel like I've got some weird, self-inflicted responsibility to never eat the same thing twice (unless I'm just eating out of efficiency – that's different).
This week, a salad caused me to break my rules.
Meet Local Gastropub's Thai Noodle Salad, the meal that I've eaten twice in the past four days (only, really, it's been closer to four times since the salad is huge enough to warrant a to-go box).
The salad isn't just a pile of greens topped with some vaguely Asian vegetable medley. It's a plate of cold noodles covered in slices of mango and avocado, slivers of red onion, chopped peanuts, halved grape tomatoes and thick hunks of medium-rare skirt steak, covered in a thin coating of mild sesame dressing.
It's summer food at it's finest – filling, but not in a way that's going to make you hotter or cause you to pass out face down on your desk before 5 p.m.