West Ashley. 1 Ashley Pointe Dr. 766-1644
From the menu: "California Dreaming Salad -- Ice-cold mixed greens topped with chopped egg, cured ham, turkey, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, toasted almonds, tomatoes, and finished off with fresh-cooked Hormel bacon and ham." For a mere $7.95 this massive salad is "made to individual order in a frozen bowl served with homemade dressing and a fresh-baked honey butter croissant." Judging by the number of frozen bowls coming out of the kitchen at California Dreaming, they've hit on one hell of a concept over there. In addition to the aforementioned meat-lover's edition, the menu features several entree salads, including a chicken Caesar, a fried shrimp Caesar, a broiled salmon, and a broiled chicken salad. We couldn't find the nutritional breakdown of these bad boys, but be sure that you won't be able to skip the gym, even if you did "just have a salad" for lunch. Cali Dreaming's mixes will stuff you with yummy toppings and delicious dressings, and don't forget that damn croissant. The thing is light and flaky and perfectly sweet. Perhaps it's the secret to their salads' success.