Monday, October 2, 2017

Salad Crawl through Ruston, LA

Hi, Heather 👋
Written by Amanda Quimby, Marketing Director
Recommendations by Heather Bailey

Meet Heather Bailey, owner of Social Bites of Ruston. She spends her days in baking cupcakes, macarons, cookies, specialty cakes and more. You may be surprised to know Heather is also a salad enthusiast!

So you know where to get the sweets - Social Bites is located on Park Ave in beautiful, historic Downtown Ruston. But now Heather's going to show us where to get the healthier, but still extra tasty, stuff.

"Someone asked me where to get a good salad in Ruston," says Heather. "I had a lot of recommendations and mentioned I needed to compile a list and post it for people who don't know where to go. So here it is."

Log Cabin
Chef Salad - Ask for romaine lettuce. Any of their dressings are great, but the ranch is my favorite. I also ask for extra meat and half the lettuce, but that is my preference. Comes with cheddar cheese, eggs, tomato, green onions, croutons, ham, turkey and bacon.

Teriyaki Grill
Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Ginger Dressing- Comes with bell pepper and romaine lettuce.

Dawghouse Sports Grill
Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Mango Vinaigrette - This salad is another favorite right now. That mango vinaigrette is LIFE! Comes with pineapple, cheddar cheese, walnuts and mixed greens. 
Teriyaki Chicken Salad from Dawghouse

Dawghouse Sports Grill
Fried or Grilled Chicken Salad with either Thousand Island or Ranch - Comes with cheddar cheese, croutons, tomato and mixed greens.

Grilled Shrimp or Chicken Salad with Ranch - Comes with romaine lettuce. Also side note, this is not about salads, but they make tacos now and they are Baja style and AMAZING!

Roma Italian Bistro
Greek Salad with Chicken - My current addiction. Comes with romaine, tomatoes, mixed bell peppers, black olives, red onions and feta. Get the tomato basil vinaigrette (the most amazing salad dressing in the world.) 

Greek Salad from Roma
Strawberry Spinach Salad - Comes with baby spinach, fresh strawberries, feta, roasted pecans with a blush wine vinaigrette.

Newk's Eatery
Ultimate Salad - Sliced flame-grilled chicken breast, crumbled bacon, diced smoked ham, diced oven-roasted turkey, Arcadian mixed greens, sweet grape tomatoes, cucumbers, aged cheddar cheese, croutons and house-made honey mustard dressing.

Newk's Eatery
Favorite Salad - Sliced flame-grilled chicken breast, Arcadian mixed greens, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, sliced grapes, artichoke hearts, pecans, dried cranberries, croutons and house-made sherry vinaigrette.

Sundown Tavern
Grilled Chicken Salad with Ranch - Mixed greens topped with carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and shredded cheese. 

Grilled Chicken Salad from Sundown
Be sure to check out all the fresh #RustonEats listed here AND Heather's own salad creations! - That's right! Social Bites of Ruston is now serving up some tasty farm fresh salads for lunch! Because after all, we eat salads so we can eat sweets.

Full time destination marketer, part time gardener. Amanda has a love for travel and tourism, event planning and showcasing #RustonLA. She's also very serious about coffee, cocktails, true crime novels and The Walking Dead. Amanda implements the sales, marketing, advertising and public relations plans for the CVB. 

"Be the Leslie Knope of whatever you do." 


  1. And don't forget: Rosemary's Kitchen also has a GREAT selection of salads Everyday too!! Like Our Asian Napa cabbage salad w/ Grilled chicken! The Full Salad menu is available on our website. These salads are available for Lunch and are available from our grab-n-go cooler!

  2. Love this salad. One of my favorites.

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