Sunset Magazine / August 20, 2012
At Vinaigrette, the airy bistro housed in an old adobe off Cerillos Road, 28-year-old owner (and disciple of food writer Michael Pollan) Erin Wade makes eating your vegetables fun. Her 10 classic and 12 original salads have names like Eat Your Peas (a mix of baby lettuce, green peas, sautéed mushrooms, and asiago cheese) and the Nutty Pear-fessor, a fresh take on the old pear-and-blue-cheese standby. Much of the produce is sourced from her 10-acre organic farm in nearby Nambé (meat is on the menu too). The restaurant gets hopping at lunch, so go for dinner if you prefer a quiet meal.