Monday, October 20, 2014

Weber Grill - Not just Steaks, BBQ, and Burgers


Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Salad 
Mixed Greens, Asparagus, Artichokes, Roasted Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onion, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, Pepperoncini, Herbed Pita Croutons, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

You might not think of Weber Grill as a great place to grab a salad- let alone a customized vegan one. I personally never considered Weber Grill as a place to grab a meal with friends, because they don’t have a vegan burger (wahh) and customizing salads at meaty restaurants usually leaves me with nothing left but a head of lettuce.

Well, man-oh-man was I WRONG about Weber Grill. About a month ago I attended a networking lunch and ordered their “Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable without cheese”. When it came to the table I about died. It was big, beautiful, and FULL of gorgeous grilled veggies. After taking my first bite, I about died again. I wanted to stop the meeting and ask everyone to try a bite. That would have been a bit crazy so I just kept quiet.

A couple weeks ago Weber Grill invited me in for lunch and as I’m sure you can guess, I ordered the Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable w/ cheese. Just like the first time, it did not disappoint. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my little snap of it.

During my lunch, their Corporate Chef Larry Donahue came over to say hello. Nicest guy ever! We chatted for a half hour about food, Weber Grill culture, restaurant history, etc. Towards the end of our convo I was like “okay you need a tiny vegan menu and it needs this salad on it. Oh, and you need a vegan burger and…and..”. Poor guy, I’m sure I scared the heck out of him. The good news is he’s big into veggies and…creating options for everyone. Those are my kinda chefs. ;)

If and when you are in River North, make sure to drop by and try this salad. Have a great week yogi’s!


Weber Grill

539 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654