For lunch yesterday, a fellow intern and I decided to ditch our Lean Cuisines waiting in the Bureau's freezer and ventured out into the Carmel Arts & Design District in search of a good salad. We didn't have to go far (ok, we stepped outside the door) before we found just the place: Woody's Library Restaurant. Walking in, what first caught our eyes was the rows of bookshelves, creating small, intimate little alcoves for our dining pleasure. Once seated at our table in the corner, we scanned the book titles on the shelf next to us, wondering from where they might have gotten their eclectic collection of books. Residing on those shelves was everything from Shakespeare and Chaucer to Readers Digest collections and encyclopedias. When our menus arrived and we both scanned the soup and salad section, and I had my eye on the Spinach Cobb Salad that was, until I heard the daily special, which, after much debate, Emma and I both ended up ordering. And by no means were we sorry. This warm turkey wrap was full of all kinds of goodies, so much so that we had trouble trying to find the turkey. Dried cranberries, romaine lettuce, pecans, brie cheese, honey mustard and, of course, turkey were all neatly folded together in a HUGE wrap, that, despite its size, neither of us seemed to have much trouble finishing. Although I am sad that my wonderful turkey wrap was only a one-day special, there were plenty of other things on the menu that I want to be sure to try. If nothing else, I'd go back just to try some of the yummy sounding appetizers which, considering Woody's half-price appetizer deal from 3-6 everyday, I might just have to do.
Thursday, July 30, 2009