Feed Me

The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

It was another one of those scorching days that’s so far defined this summer. The call of the Walt Whitman Mall led to a quick dinner at California Pizza Kitchen.

Pizza didn’t tempt me. What did was their new miso shrimp salad: a shrimp-topped combo of shredded Napa cabbage, avocado, julienne cucumbers, daikon, edamame, carrots, red cabbage, green onions, cilantro, crisp rice noodles and bits of fried wonton skin in a Miso dressing.

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It had just what I craved: coolness and a bit of crunch. Who needed pizza? 

The California Pizza Kitchen I visited is at 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-423-7565. For the addresses of others, visit cpk.com.