The special appetizer salad at Max, raves cvc, sports a green goddess dressing that rivals Chez Panisse’s. It comes on a simple combination of butter lettuce, cucumber, avocado, orange, and tomato, topped with fried scallions. It’s a retro flavor (capers, anchovy, cilantro, tarragon and mayo…or maybe sour cream) that can still surprise. Cost: $8.50.
Board Links: A sublime salad