I try to eat healthy--and the operative word in that phrase is "try". It's hard: I was raised in a steak-and-cake family, and I grew up happy and well fed. It's not fair that my metabolism changes as I get older, making my body more efficient. I want to eat what I want to eat--but those days are long gone.

That's why I'm a big fan of the man salad. I don't mean to be gender-exclusive--it's just my way of saying that, if you're going to eat a salad, then do it in such a way that it brings on some carnal pleasure.

Is the phrase "man salad" an oxymoron? That's up for debate. But what I can say is that the Water Street Brewery serves up a pretty tasty man salad, also known as the steakhouse salad. The menu describes it as a grilled "...hanger steak with mixed greens, chopped egg, green beans and Bleu cheese croquettes with black peppercorn vinaigrette." Ah, those Bleu cheese croquettes are to die for.

You want to buy me lunch sometime? Then let's go to Water Street Brewery and order a salad.

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