The Atkins Diet is driving me to places that offer a substantial salad lunch. Santa Monica was gorgeous today having shaken off a semi permanent state of gloom and I had a seat in Il Fornaio which looked out on to the spill way exit of Ivy at the Shore. (No celebs emerged). The chicken salad had plenty of chicken but no more delicious than the rotisserie bird just off the spit at Albertsons; plenty of applewood smoked bacon, designer greens, pretty good dressing and shaved parmigane (sp?). Doesn't anyone toss salad these days - good supply of bread and sticks - I didn't eat a scrap. Virture and the loss of 22 lbs in two months drove me. Good lunch place, nice service. The others had ahi tuna salad (loads of ahi) and a panini with not enough meat on it.