USA trip: Cobb Salad and Weetbix

This is the final post from my USA trip. Last week I shared the highlights from my overnight visit in Hawaii on the way home to Australia. I have two favourite foods when I’m travelling in the USA. The first is Weetbix, and I travel with a small box of Weetbix from Australia. A bowl of Weetbix with milk is my preferred breakfast, whether I’m at home or abroad.


My second favourite food is Cobb Salad. It’s very difficult to find Cobb Salad on a restaurant menu in Australia. There is one pizza chain where I live that offers it, but it doesn’t compare in taste or quality to the Cobb Salads I’ve sampled in the USA.


Above is a photo of a Cobb Salad I enjoyed in a Seattle restaurant. Below is a photo of a Cobb Salad from an Indianapolis restaurant.


The photo below is a Cobb Salad from a restaurant in Portland, Oregon.


I’m heading back to the USA in July for the Romance Writers of America conference, and I’ll be looking for Cobb Salad in San Antonio, Texas. The cinnamon roll I sampled in Oregon was a definite foodie highlight. We don’t have cinnamon rolls in Australia.


The most interesting food I sampled was dirty chips at a baseball game in Seattle. I will always associate baseball with the garlic aroma of dirty chips.


Next Friday I’m starting a new travel series on my blog called Friday Weekend Escapes. I hope you’ll stop by and check out the gorgeous locations we can dream about visiting, or visit through reading a good fiction book set in that location.

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  1. so glad you made it home just fine! I love Cobb Salad but from your pictures, I was totally unaware that it could be made so many different ways!!! I would have taken a supply of those delicious looking cinnamon rolls home with me, being the sweet eater that I am!!! So glad you had a great time and hope you enjoy your trip again in July!! God’s blessings to you!!!

    1. Thanks, Ruth 🙂 I first discovered Cobb Salad when I visited San Francisco in 2008. My kids enjoy Cobb Salad when I make it at home because they can select the ingredients they like best. They always add cheddar instead of blue cheese. It’s traditionally served with the ingredients in sections, but I’ve found some restaurants do make it as a mixed salad. The cinnamon roll was divine. My mouth waters just thinking about it, lol. Blessings to you 🙂

  2. That Indianapolis Cobb Salad looks very familiar.
    From memory, it was very delicious, too. 😉

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