Original Cobb Salad ($16)

Original Cobb Salad ($16)

Since the Cobb Salad has been a Hollywood (the one in L.A.) classic since the '30s, I appreciate the linguistic echo of Third and Hollywood (the one in Grandview) making a great Cobb, too. It arrives in a voluminous white bowl so ice cold you might want to gently press you sweltering face up against it, then give it a little hug. Inside is a lineup of components so high-grade on their own, it's a blast tasting how they improve when they play off each other. Plus, they're perfectly proportioned and premixed (therefore easier to eat) instead of crazy-quilted into separate sections like traditional Cobbs. Ingredients include supple and juicy tomatoes with actual flavor; smooth avocados; crunchy and buttery homemade croutons; crispy smoky bacon; luscious, malleably yolked boiled eggs; blue cheese; a chiffonade of romaine spiced up with bits of arugula; a ton of meaty, tender and juicy chicken; and a lively, basil-y and semi-sweet vinaigrette tying everything together.