Best of Boston

1998 Best Salad, Caesar, Chicken


Okay, so we’re crazy about Caesar salad, but Bill Poirer and friends get that ’90s classic lunch right. Lemony and crisp, dressing ample enough to coat the romaine leaves but not to overwhelm and turn a salad into a fricassee. The chicken breast slices, though juicy and still warm from the grill, don’t wilt the lettuce. Most important, the greens are grit-free and fresh, with no slimy brown edges.

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