What I was supposed to have for lunch at/from Frita Batidos, where my Saturday co-workers and I stopped for a takeout this afternoon:
Tropical Salad: Romaine tossed with tropical fruit, toasted macadamias, shredded coconut, queso secco, red onion, smokey guava vinaigrette & avocado spread.
What I had:
4-6 small leaves of romaine, about 1/4 cup mango, about one teaspoon of coconut, one tablespoon nuts of some sort (not macadamia), and a weirdly thick guava dressing (not pictured). No cheese, red onion, or avocado spread.
I went back and asked for the avocado spread, not having noticed the other missing ingredients, and was given 3 small slices of avocado. I asked if this was the spread, and was told, oh, I thought you wanted avocado. No, I want the spread that’s supposed to be on the salad! A few more minutes’ wait and I was on my way with the assorted avocados.
How much did I pay for this salad? $9 + tax + tip. By my calculations, I could have made the same salad for the four of us – including all the omitted parts – for under $5. I could have bought a better and more generous salad from Wendy’s for under $5. Oh Ann Arbor.