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Scrumptious salads

From Midtown to Sandy Springs

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"Seinfeld" fanatics remember the episode where Elaine was borderline obsessed with getting her "big salad." Fellow salad lovers certainly empathized. Sometimes we just need a little green in our life and a big salad can work wonders. Here are some of our favorites around town.

TAP: Bob Amick's gastropub serves plenty of hearty dishes, but we always end up ordering the crave-worthy cobb salad. A bright, acidic dressing adds a perfect lightness to the thick squares of smoky bacon and heady Irish Cashel Blue cheese nestled among leaves of baby gem lettuce. 1180 Peachtree St. 404-347-2220. www.tapat1180.com.

Joli Kobe Bakery and Café: There's more to this French-Japanese bakery than precious pastries and killer sandwich bread. The almond curry chicken salad comes on a bed of lettuce and your choice of dressing – the tangy ginger dressing is the best and also available by the pint. 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-843-3257. www.jolikobe.com.

Dressed: Sleek, white tables and neon green chairs set the scene at this Midtown specialty salad spot. Choose from the long list of fixings and watch the salad makers mix it up with homemade dressing before loading everything into an overflowing bowl. They also have an extensive array of Boylan sodas and sweets – such as giant cookies and s'more bars – at the counter. 950 W. Peachtree St. 404-347-3434. www.dressedsalads.com.

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