Carson Valley’s Signature Salad For 2015: “Field Of Greens With Curry Chicken” From Abby Jo’s Café Girasole

Posted By on July 3, 2015

Staff Reports

Abby Jo’s Café Girasole claimed the title for Carson Valley’s Signature Salad with its Fields of Green With Curry Chicken, carrying 38 percent of the vote during the final. It marked the eatery’s second win in CVT Wars as we enter the home stretch of our first calendar year.

We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer. We’ve been making our way around the dinner table with a new specific category every month (you can see the results here).

Nominees had to come from locally unique restaurants within the CVT coverage area (the Douglas-Carson line to the north, the foot of the Carson Range to the west, the Pine Nuts to the east and Ruhenstroth to the south).

During the nomination round, Abby Jo’s Café Girasole, Minden Meat & Deli, Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company and The Grill Next Door rose to the top with their best offerings.


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Here is a closer look at the finalists for salads:
Café Girasole: “Field of Greens With Curry Chicken”


1483 Highway 395, Gardnerville (775) 782-3314

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Minden Meat & Deli: “Tri Tip Salad”

Photo from Yelp!

Photo from Yelp!

1595 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-9999

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Grill Next Door: “Steak and Bleu Cheese Salad”


1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.


Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company: “Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad”

Philadelphia Strawberry and goat cheese

1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-392-3370

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


Honorable Mentions

While the following didn’t make the final round, here are the top honorable mentions from the nomination round:

I’d Eat There, Minden: “Mufelletta Chop Chop Salad”

Wildhorse: “Chinese Chicken Salad”

Overland Restaurant & Pub: “Tomato & Watermelon Salad”

CV Steak: “House Salad”

JT Basque Bar & Dining Room: “House Salad”

Saletti’s: “Cobb Salad”

Sharkey’s Jackpot Café: “Superfood Salad”

Carson Valley Country Club: “Cured Beef Tongue Salad”

88 Cups: “Pinenut Mountain Mixup”

Full Belly Deli: “Chef Salad”

Flight: “Ahi Salad”