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Garbage Salad Obsession

So here I sit in my Old West End home office, wondering what I'll have for lunch. One thought keeps barging into my brain: YOU MUST TRY A GARBAGE SALAD FROM GRUMPY'S!!! I've never had one, but I find myself thinking about the darn thing every single day. I suspect it will be like this until I finally get a chance to try one. And then the obsession will probably be even worse. LOL!

[I never, EVER go out for lunch during the work week. I have some health challenges, and even a quick outing to pick up lunch somewhere wears me out so much that I'm worthless the rest of the day.]

created by gamegrrl on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:55:55 am     Food     Comments: 49

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Delivery!

posted by Linecrosser on Sep 19, 2012 at 12:02:55 pm     #  

Where there is a will, there is a way !

posted by Hoops on Sep 19, 2012 at 12:25:26 pm     #  

seriously! we deliver! heck.. don't you live in the OWE?
i can bring one over after we close at 2! :)

posted by upso on Sep 19, 2012 at 02:54:49 pm     #  

Yessssss! I am in the OWE! How much would it be altogether for you to bring me one after you close sometime?

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:16:16 pm     #  

just the cost of the salad. $9.50 :)

posted by upso on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:17:46 pm     #  

Woooooohooooooooooo! I will FINALLY reach Nirvana! At last!

Dude. Put me on your schedule ANY time, M - Thursday. So cool. Thanks!

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:26:55 pm     #  

ok. shoot me an email with your deets
info@ upso.org

posted by upso on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:40:06 pm     #  

Sent.

This is like CHRISTMAS!

What a sad little life I lead. LOL!

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 19, 2012 at 04:53:06 pm     #  

Warning: You won't be able to stop at just one. :)

posted by mom2 on Sep 19, 2012 at 04:54:16 pm     #   1 person liked this

LOL! That's what I hear! My tummy is growling in anticipation!

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 19, 2012 at 05:02:38 pm     #  

We should have a TT Meet and Greet at Grumpies. Been wanting to try the Garbage Salad as well. There was a thread recently about the sauce.

posted by INeedCoffee on Sep 19, 2012 at 10:45:17 pm     #  

Yeah, it was that thread that totally hooked me and planted the MUST HAVE seed in my brain.

My brain must be full of "fertilizer", because that seed just kept growing like crazy. LOL!

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:16:10 am     #  

Since we're talking about it...
Check out this weeks city paper!
The garbage salad won best salad in town!

posted by upso on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:48:24 am     #   2 people liked this

upso posted at 10:48:24 AM on Sep 20, 2012:

Since we're talking about it...
Check out this weeks city paper!

The garbage salad won best salad in town!

There would have been an uproar if any other salad had won. ;)

posted by mom2 on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:14:40 pm     #  

Congrats, upso!!!

Gotta say, the suspense is killing me here. LOL!

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:16:36 pm     #  

Oh. My. God.

You guys TRIED to tell me. You did your BEST to make it crystal clear that this salad is AMAZING.

I have been initiated. Thank you, upso. And now you can all sit around me in a circle chanting "One of us. One of us. One of us..."

I have had the salad for almost two hours. I am still eating it, and I am still loving every bite. I had a 3 - 4 PM meeting to run via Go-to-Meeting, and in between my facilitation duties, I was shoveling salad in my face. I kept praying no one would ask me anything. But they did. So I fessed up and said that I was eating Garbage Salad from Grumpy's, and that I wasn't willing to stop for some silly corporate meeting. Everyone asked that info on Grumpy's be emailed to them, and I was happy to oblige :-)

Again, thank you upso! You've birthed a brand new Grumpy's Evangelist!

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 20, 2012 at 04:19:49 pm     #   1 person liked this

:) i'm glad you loved it!!!

posted by upso on Sep 20, 2012 at 04:24:11 pm     #   1 person liked this

It was also nice to meet you! That was as good as the salad. Pretty much. chuckle

posted by gamegrrl on Sep 20, 2012 at 04:59:07 pm     #   1 person liked this

:)

posted by upso on Sep 20, 2012 at 09:59:48 pm     #  

I had one today and I can say this is truely the best salad I have ever had. I did make the mistake of ordering a small salad and a cheeseburger, not knowing there is no such thing as a "small" garbage salad. I see more trips to Grumpy's coming soon.

posted by sparky31134 on Feb 19, 2013 at 05:41:45 pm     #  

:)

posted by upso on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:06:46 am     #  

Don't forget to leave room (if humanly possible) for a garbage cookie afterwards!

posted by Brewster on Feb 20, 2013 at 08:34:51 am     #  

Stopped in last Friday and got 2 GS and took back to the office................I was very popular with my assistant

posted by Hoops on Feb 20, 2013 at 08:34:55 am     #  

I have been meaning to try Grumpy's for a few years, but the hours were not very conducive to a person who doesn't work downtown. Now that I'm not regularly in Toledo, I must experience it through online comments.

I do enjoy the Mediterranean Junk Salad at Zingo's, for what it's worth!

posted by researcher on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:02:12 am     #  

Since it is difficult for me to get to Grumpy's during the hours they are open, I spotted Grumpy's Poppy Seed dressing at Walt Churchill's Market and picked up a bottle. Can't wait to try it on my own version of a Garbage Salad!

posted by Foodie on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:41:00 am     #  

My family loves poppy seed dressing. I gave Grumpy's dressing away as stocking stuffers for my mom and siblings last X-mas. It was a big hit.

posted by SensorG on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:51:38 am     #  

yup! we're selling it at both churchill's stores and all of the 5stars in the area! we're meeting with a co-packer in pennsylvania in two weeks with hope of major expansion in production!

posted by upso on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:57:49 am     #   1 person liked this

That is so cool! I work very near the Churchill's on Dixie Hwy, so I will be sure to pick some up this week. Now I just need to make a list of all the other "garbage" on the bona fide salad to see if I can create a rudimentary Doppelgänger version here at home.

posted by gamegrrl on Feb 20, 2013 at 05:21:55 pm     #  

I'm using a bottle right now! It's good stuff, and I want to thank you for sticking with real ingredients, rather than the cheap chemical substitutes found in so many bottled dressings.

posted by viola on Feb 20, 2013 at 05:48:06 pm     #   1 person liked this

oh yeah, that's never going to change. we've talked with some co-packers that wanted us to add all sorts of nasty stuff. no thanks!

posted by upso on Feb 20, 2013 at 06:25:22 pm     #  

Finally tried the dressing. Used it as slaw dressing tossed with some rough chopped red and green cabbage. Outstanding!

Now that I've tasted it, I havem't stopped thinking of all the things it would go well with......

posted by Foodie on Mar 11, 2013 at 01:17:21 pm     #  

We use it on our Carrot Cabbage slaw. As long as you're into sweet stuff, it goes well with pretty much everything. :)

posted by upso on Mar 11, 2013 at 02:25:05 pm     #   3 people liked this

I'm ordering a Garbage Salad Wrap to go in a few!! CAN'T WAIT! YUMM!

posted by stooks on Mar 20, 2013 at 11:46:41 am     #  

I am starting to think everyone on this board but me is a UPSO alias. Well, except for maybe anonymouscoward.

posted by Molsonator on Mar 20, 2013 at 12:06:41 pm     #  

Nope, not me. We were just craving them. I think upso waited on us when we picked up our order but I'm not sure!

posted by stooks on Mar 20, 2013 at 12:52:44 pm     #  

Did he look like this?:
http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=t2PbWNkBv9QT1zfIQtWbSQ

posted by Foodie on Mar 20, 2013 at 12:56:36 pm     #  

stooks, i was behind the registers all day. Say hi next time! :)

posted by upso on Mar 20, 2013 at 03:32:05 pm     #  

I thought that was you. Next time! My coworker and I both enjoyed our garbage salad wraps!

:-)

posted by stooks on Mar 20, 2013 at 04:10:43 pm     #  

good!

posted by upso on Mar 20, 2013 at 04:13:34 pm     #  

Molsonator posted at 12:06:41 PM on Mar 20, 2013:

I am starting to think everyone on this board but me is a UPSO alias. Well, except for maybe anonymouscoward.

Whattaya mean, except maybe anonymouscoward. What am I, chopped liver?

posted by madjack on Mar 21, 2013 at 11:18:24 am     #  

I think the garbage salad is garbage...there, I'm obviously not upso either

posted by justareviewer on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:39:28 pm     #  

madjack posted at 11:18:24 AM on Mar 21, 2013:
Molsonator posted at 12:06:41 PM on Mar 20, 2013:

I am starting to think everyone on this board but me is a UPSO alias. Well, except for maybe anonymouscoward.

Whattaya mean, except maybe anonymouscoward. What am I, chopped liver?

No, you're the drunk, Tyler Durden version of GZ or something.

posted by anonymouscoward on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:45:38 pm     #  

After shopping at the Toledo farmers market and the Libbey Glass outlet store, we bought a Garbage Salad and cookies from the new Grumpy's truck.

https://twitter.com/grumpysonthego

https://www.facebook.com/grumpysonthego

http://www.toledofreepress.com/2014/06/12/grumpys-set-to-debut-grumpys-on-the-go-food-truck/

According to their handout, the Grumpy's truck will be located:

  • Tuesdays - Jaffe Jewelers - 4211 Talmadge Road - Toledo
  • Wednesdays - Kazmaier's Market - 127 E. Second St - Perrysburg
  • Thursdays - Maritz Research - 1740 Indian Wood Cir. - Maumee
  • Fridays - Sautter's Market - 5519 Main St. - Sylvania
  • Saturdays - 525 Market St - Toledo Farmers Market

posted by jr on Jun 21, 2014 at 01:46:38 pm     #  

I saw that truck drive by this morning as i was walking into the office. i freaked out a bit. Exciting!

posted by endcycle on Jun 23, 2014 at 08:58:38 am     #  

Cool paint job. Good luck with the truck!

posted by mixman on Jun 24, 2014 at 11:35:54 am     #  

Today, the truck is parked at their West Toledo location by the mall. From the 'Grumpy's on the Go' Facebook page:

Hi friends! We will be selling garbage salads, cookies, soda and water today from 11-2 at 4211 Talmadge Road, Toledo.

posted by jr on Jun 24, 2014 at 11:47:04 am     #  

Why not put the truck downtown on St Clair street on Tuesday and Thursdays with the other local vendors? It's a pain to go to Grumpys with only a half hour lunch but I buy from the local food trucks every tues and Thursday since it's next to my office and if I have to I can take the food up to my office and eat it there

posted by classylady on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:07:33 pm     #  

Do you charge a fee to deliver to Madison and St Clair? Of course I would tip the driver.

posted by classylady on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:08:16 pm     #  

You should hit them up directly with your questions. I believe they charge a fee everywhere including downtown.

http://grumpys.net

posted by nits on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:30:47 pm     #