Sherlock Zone, who gives us clues about how to find a good meal, recently dined at the Yard House restaurant.
Several salads caught his eye: Baby Leaf Spinach, portabella mushrooms, red onions, smoked gouda, tomatoes, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette (no croutons); Spicy House Salad, field greens, Asian slaw, broccoli, bean sprouts, carrots, wontons, spicy peanut vinaigrette (hold the wontons); Mixed Field Greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, leeks, croutons, balsamic vinaigrette (no croutons); Summer Salad, romaine, strawberries, avocado, oranges, candied walnuts and leeks with a spiced balsamic vinaigrette (go easy on the candied almonds); and Greek Salad, field greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, feta, mint and lemon vinaigrette.
Sherlock also enjoyed a bowl of Tomato Bisque Soup topped with a fried basil leaf.
Lettuce Wraps make a good Zone appetizer, stir-fried smoked tofu, pine nuts and green onions with a choice of chicken, tiger shrimp or shitake and portabella mushrooms. The wraps could also accompany one of the salads for a complete meal.
One could also order the grilled artichoke, but watch out for the aioli dipping sauce and house fried potato chips.
There are several seafood and chicken dishes on the menu. Just make sure to ask for extra vegetables instead of fries, mashed potatoes or rice.