Jeffrey’s: Thumbalina Salad
1204 West Lynn St. 477-5584, www. jeffreysofaustin.com.
The beauty of this long rectangular plate is that it looks like a bushel-basket landslide. So much red Romaine, such big cross-sections of avocado and curled slices of thumbalina, that runty round carrot that looks like a Creamsicle beet. It’s a salad for the Southern well-to-do, big and brash and undeniable, not afraid to show off with a little feta, some marcona almonds, a splash of lemon-and-dill vinaigrette. And like the South, it has secrets. Its secret? This $12 belle can be yours for half-price. You just have to know the time and place to ask. (That would be in the bar, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sundays-Fridays and 9 to 11 p.m. Saturdays.)