Yaga's came through again for a late afternoon lunch in The Strand District. We were celebrating my brother-in-law's birthday; he and his wife came down from Houston. It was a beautiful day and parking was limited, yet the patio was nearly empty. Heidi, our dog, was in tow and we were immediately seated. Our waitress took drink orders right away. In no time our drinks, including a bowl of water for Heidi, were on the table and orders taken. I, of course, had the Strawberry Cider Salad with extra chicken (for the dog); it did not disappoint. This was loaded with fresh lettuces, pecans, huge blue cheese chunks, sliced strawberries, juicy chicken, grilled apple slices, and the most awesome apple cider vinaigrette. Yum! I must say it was hard sharing the extra chicken.
Jeff had his usual, the Mango Cajun Salmon Salad. It was perfect with blackened salmon cooked to a perfect medium temperature and a mango vinaigrette that will blow your mind. Jeff's brother, Greg, had a soup & salad with the Mango Cajun Salmon Salad and Gumbo. He loved it! His wife, Judy, decided on the Grilled Chicken Salad. Initially, she was disappointed to learn they do not carry thousand island dressing, but the honey mustard was delicious!
My Yaga's Rewards points earned us a $25 gift card on our next visit. Mike stopped by our table to visit. I believe he is one of the owners. He was super nice and listened to my unsolicited suggestions. You know we'll be back to redeem that coupon...probably on that salad that I crave often.