I know better than to bitch about my job; there are worse ways to make a living than getting paid to eat and write about it. But there are times when I'm feeling a little weighed down. I've eaten so many burgers, Reubens, and Cuban sandwiches looking for Dallas' finest specimens. Pork belly is featured everywhere, and Dallas is a town that loves to deep-fry things and cover them with cheese.
So while taking a first look at SWIG, the self-labeled speakeasy and beer garden on Henderson Avenue, I did something I really ought to do a bit more of -- I ordered a salad. Of course, leave it to me to fuck up healthy. I went for the Cobb, loaded with egg, bacon and blue cheese dressing.
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Turns out SWIG's version of the dressed greens coronary isn't that heavy. They leverage large chunks of good, fresh blue cheese in a dressing they apply lightly. The bacon was sprinkled with caution, and the greens were fresh and springy. It was like eating a mixture of vitamins and antioxidants that I actually enjoyed.
If healthy was really my goal I probably should have ordered the arugula salad dressed simply in a lemon vinaigrette and topped with grilled chicken, but I'd already started with the fried mushrooms and there was no turning back. Who am I kidding? Dallas is a cheese and bacon kind of town.
SWIG 1921 N. Henderson Ave. 214-824-3343