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Chefy’s Infused House salad — so good it’s got me hooked

DIARY OF A FOODIE
SHAVAUGHN MOSS

Published: Jun 01, 2013

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When I’m hooked on something, believe me when I tell you that I get well and truly hooked. And for the moment, of all the things to get hooked on, it’s a salad from a little joint called Chefy’s.

Now I’d heard about this place when it opened about two years ago, but basically ignored going to it because I wasn’t too keen on driving to 5th Terrace and Mt. Royal Avenue (you know how the Palmdale traffic gets), so Chefy’s was off my radar by choice. But a coworker who frequents the joint raved about a Chefy’s Infused House Salad topped with crab salad that she gets. She allowed me to take a taste one day, and I was hooked. The next time she went to Chefy’s (she drove of course) I was ensconced in the passenger seat of her car. I had to see what the offerings were for myself.

I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the Chefy’s Infused Salad (cranberries, candied walnuts and Parmesan shavings with tomato, cucumber, red onion and bell pepper slices, with a side of garlic bread) and topped it with the grilled jerk salmon, cooked to a medium. It’s a salad I’ve probably had at least twice a week since. And it’s absolutely huge. The first two times I ordered it, I ate every last morsel and developed “niggeritis” (that sluggish, sleepy feeling after a heavy meal) as a result. The salad was that big and that filling. I learned my lesson. I’ve never tried to eat all of it in one sitting since (As I write this, I’m actually enjoying another one).

As I awaited my order to be filled, I observed a Chefy’s server building a burger. It too looked delicious. The burgers run the gamut — from the classic, to a jerk turkey, chicken burger and a fish burger. Watching her build the burger, I said to myself that I had to try it one day, but whenever I return, it’s the Chefy’s Infused House Salad that I’m after so far. Other salads include chicken, crab, tuna and a Chefy’s House Caesar Salad. But they do have a varied menu that begs to be sampled.

And I know people who have ordered from across the menu and swear that it’s all delicious.

Salads add-ons include a mango glazed grilled chicken, pesto shrimp kabob, and of course the grilled jerk salmon that I’ve been scarfing down lately.

And of course, the sandwiches run the gamut from the BLT, club, smoked salmon with capers and dill mayo, smoked turkey with pesto mayo, ham and cheese, roast beef and cheese, tuna, chicken and crab salad sandwiches.

Chicken, shrimp and lobster fettucine alfredo can also be had for the pasta lovers.

Chefy’s also offers a variety of breakfast items from your regular Bahamian staples like steamed corned beef and mackerel to sardine salad and chicken souse. And if it’s American fare you’re after a cinnamon and vanilla-flavored French toast is among the offerings.

Since I’ve darkened Chefy’s doors, I understand that the co-owners of this establishment came from really humble beginnings, operating a grill joint at a car wash that was located on Marathon Road. If that is so, they’ve come a long way, and the food is definitely worth it.

Chefy’s is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays, 12 noon to 6 p.m. serving all things grilled — jerk chicken and pork, grilled jerk salmon, grilled shrimp kabobs, grilled steak and sautéd onions and mushrooms and BBQ ribs served with mac and cheese, crab salad, corn on the cob and rolls. Seasonally they offer grilled conch with white rice and grilled grouper with white rice.

 


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