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Best Classic Cobb Salad: Trio Bistro

Best Classic Cobb Salad

Many origin stories exist for the creation of the Cobb salad, the most popular of which is that it was created for Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant owner Robert Howard Cobb in the 1930s. Traditionally served with romaine lettuce, hardboiled egg, avocado, tomato, chicken, onion, bacon and blue cheese dressing — use the mnemonic device EAT COBB to remember the ingredients — restaurants will vary their take on the timeless chop with “Southwestern” options or by adding unique cheese. But Trio Bistro in Kenwood sticks to tradition — kind of. One of the most popular items on the menu, the salad is topped with a garlicky house ranch instead of Roquefort dressing. To get the much-missed flavorful profile of blue cheese, order a house martini with stuffed blue cheese olives to accompany your meal. It’s strong and cold and harkens back to those Brown Derby days, especially since you’ll most likely be dining with early birds and the classy blue-hair broads that frequent the joint. Trio Bistro, 7565 Kenwood Road, Kenwood, 513-984-1905, triobistro.com.