Greenz Salads, the Uptown destination for eccentric salads and then some, has recently upped its fresh factor. The 9-year-old café is now rocking a fresh paint job with new artwork, and a fresh, young face at the reigns. Casie Caldwell, founder of Greenz Salads, has introduced Joel Stabile as the new franchisee of the original location in the heart of Uptown. Stabile, who worked for Brinker International and Pappas Bros. before joining the Greenz team, jumped at the chance to take on his first ownership responsibility, and hopes to add to the restaurant’s fresh facelift. “I knew the product was here, it was just missing the right person,” says Stabile. “My goal is to get it back to where it’s thriving again.”
For those who may need a refresher, Greenz boasts a casual feel with fine dining taste, and salads that are anything but ordinary. You won’t find your typical cobb or garden salad here. Instead, picture seriously huge portions of adventurous combinations, like mixed greens topped with poached pears, goat cheese, strawberries and candied pecans tossed in an apple-chamomile-honey vinaigrette. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s the fan favorite, Chipotle Chicken salad, with shredded chicken, tomatoes, jack cheese and toasted pecans in a zesty chipotle cream dressing with crispy tortilla strips.
And for my manly friends out there, the Bar None salad was created with you in mind. Mixed greens, grilled flank steak, roma tomatoes and roasted nuts tossed with a Shiner Bock based vinaigrette all inside Greenz signature pretzel bowl.
Greenz also has a variety of delicious appetizers, soups, and sandwiches, and all salads can be made into wraps. There’s something for everyone. And to add to the appeal, Greenz offers curbside dining to combat the Uptown parking turmoil. Now, that’s fresh.
Jacie Scott is a D Magazine intern from Monroe, La. The 21-year-old attended Louisiana State University and graduated in Mass Communication with a concentration in print journalism last May. She’s a lover of all things sports and LSU related, and in her spare time she dances in stars and rhinestones.