Cobb Salad

Gather some chicken, a hard-boiled egg, cheese, and bacon. Arrange them on a plate with lettuce, an avocado, and tomatoes, then add French dressing. That’s a Cobb salad, invented at Hollywood’s Brown Derby restaurant late one evening in 1937. The story is that Bob Cobb, the restaurant’s proprietor, and his pal Sid Grauman, the prominent theater owner, were hungry. But the chefs were gone and these two had no interest in cooking. So they collected what they could find in the kitchen, put it together, and had a dandy meal. The next day, when Grauman came back for lunch, he asked the waiter for a “Cobb salad.” Within weeks, the movie colony was crazy for Cobb salad. Today, it has umpteen variations.

Restaurants With This Dish

Island Restaurant

NEW YORK, NY

Southern Salad

AUGUSTA, GA

Root Cellar

LEXINGTON, SC

Discuss

What do you think of Cobb Salad?

Latest Articles & Guides

Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

WITH THE EXCEPTION of the hot dog bun, there has never been an edible invention as...

Lobster roll
6 best restaurants in New England

Looking for some stops along your Road trip  Check out our picks for the 6 best restaurants...

Clam Shack - Lobster Roll
14 Best Lobster Rolls in New England

Bad lobster rolls are easy to come by  We've done the research and have found the best...

Red Rocks
Best Affordable Eats Along Sedona’s Red Rock Drive

Scenic Driving and Good Eating Rising an average of an inch every 60 to 80 years, the...

Road trip | Seattle to Yakima Washington

Road Trip Overview A road trip over the Cascades through Snoqualmie Pass leads not only to a...

America’s Byways: Road trip through the Florida Keys

Road trip through the Florida Keys Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico...

×

Connect with us #Roadfood