Fairfax Fare has a cool, out-of-the-ordinary meal to try when you’re beating the pavement at Hollywood Studios.
Also, anyone who enjoys barbecue will want to check out their smoked specialties, like Chicken and Spareribs. Or grab your iconic Smoked Turkey Leg should the craving take hold (and Toluca Legs Turkey Co. isn’t serving, which is often the case). It’s served as a meal at Fairfax Fare, with Baked Beans and Coleslaw on the side.
We recently conducted all kinds of delicious research for the upcoming Grand Launch of the 2015 edition of the DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Snacks. So it was the perfect opportunity to check out a few the menu items here that we haven’t enjoyed yet!
And guess what? We found a delicious salad at Fairfax Fare that’s sure to appeal to the most ardent meat lover out there. Let’s check it out.
The Fairfax Salad at Fairfax Fare
If you’re on the hunt for Fairfax Fare, head down Sunset Boulevard and hang a left before you make it all the way to Tower of Terror. The walk-up window location is part of the Sunset Ranch Market.
But during this visit, we were looking for something a little lighter. Well, lighter-ish.
I had my heart set on trying the Fairfax Salad. Now, what I expected and what I got were two very different things. I expected a garden variety Wedge Salad with some stuff piled on top and around a big quantity of humdrum Lettuce. This, however, is what I received.
I’ve eaten many, many wedge salads in all kinds of restaurants. And I would call this less a Wedge and more a Bowl. An Iceberg Bowl Salad. In the bowl, I found a hearty serving of shredded Pork Barbecue, shredded Cheddar Cheese, and Tortilla Strips. According to the menu, there should have also been Bacon, Roasted Corn Tomato Salsa, and Jalapeño Ranch Dressing.
It looked pretty awesome to me. But I was concerned about the distinct lack of Dressing. After all, most wedge salads have a fair amount of dressing poured over the top, and it’s up to you to get in there with a knife and a fork to chop and mix it all up.
I visited the condiment bar to get a couple of dressing packets, just in case, before I dug in.
The shredded Pork Barbecue Meat was saucy and tender, and I loved the combination of the flavors with a bit of the finely shredded Cheddar Cheese.
But when I started to move the barbecue aside to see what else was there, I found the rest of the story. Beneath the hearty helping of meat was Salsa, Dressing, and plenty more of the Tortilla Strips.
It was clear at this point that I’d have no need for the extra dressing that I had snagged. Plenty of toppings were hidden away in the hollowed-out lettuce bowl.
And with plenty of ingredients in every bite, I found this to be a pretty decent entree salad. And while it’s not light, I liked the option of a breadless, mostly un-fried counter service option that didn’t weigh me down as I planned to enjoy the rest of my day in the Park.
If you’re looking for something a little less stereotypical, but you don’t want to sacrifice time to a table service meal, check out the salad at Fairfax Fare.
Will the Fairfax Salad be on your next must-have list? Leave a comment and tell us your impressions of this counter service salad!