- Teresa Gubbins, Culture Map

A California-based chain that specializes in salads and sandwiches is coming to Dallas. Called Mixt, it’ll open at 2355 Olive St. in Uptown Dallas.

A representative for the company confirmed that the restaurant was coming, but said that an opening date had yet to be determined.

Mixt was founded in San Francisco by Andrew Swallow, his sister Leslie Silverglide, and her husband David Silverglide. According to their “about us” page, they were coming back from an “epic powder day” on the mountain in Tahoe when the conversation changed from great turns to great food. Who hasn’t wanted a good salad after a day skiing at Tahoe?

“The frustration over the lack of delicious, healthy, high-quality casual restaurants spurred a big idea, and from there, in 2006, MIXT was born,” their site says. They favor the all-caps routine on their name, but all caps and other esoteric type treatments are a no-go at CultureMap.

They currently have about a dozen locations in California, the majority in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Their menu features features salads using the freshest local, organic, and sustainable ingredients possible.

The salads really do look great, with options such as the Orchard with kale, “mixt” greens, grilled chicken, applewood smoked bacon, seasonal apple, sharp cheddar, avocado, toasted almonds, savory herbs, and balsamic vinaigrette.

A salad called the Bachelor has mixt greens, arugula, flat iron steak, blue cheese, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette, caramelized onions, and breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs on a salad, how novel.

The “Beetnik” has mixt greens, arugula, roasted golden beets, avocado, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, shaved fennel, and balsamic vinaigrette. So much winning in that salad.

But they also do grain bowls and entree type dishes such as grilled flat iron steak with Korean bbq sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, and roasted Brussels sprouts.

They also serve beer, wine, and a kids menu.

Their Uptown Dallas location is also home to a Roti Mediterranean, and there’s another salad-y healthy concept called Cava, opening one block away — possibly making this the healthiest block in all of Dallas.

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