Dinner at Surf’s Out Fire Island + Recent Eats

surfs out salad


I’ve got a few good meals to share plus we walked to Fire Island last night for dinner!

I still love to create my own salad at Panera. The current Panera salad options on the menu just don’t do it for me. I used to love the Hummus Power Bowl from the secret menu but then they stopped offering it so I learned to create a version that I find similar and delicious.

Just ask for the full-sized seasonal greens salad with the addition of avocado and cilantro hummus. It’s delicious and very similar to the Hummus Power Bowl from the secret menu, it just doesn’t involved a bed of spinach leaves as the salad base.

panera salad

We had Subway on the way back from Foxwood’s a few weeks ago and ever since then, I crave the veggie sandwich! It’s been years since I had the Subway veggie sandwich but now it’s one of my favorite easy to grab lunches. I shared this foot long whole wheat veggie sandwich a few days ago and it really hit the spot. It’s all about asking for extra pickles and honey mustard. 🙂

Subway veggie sandwich

I’ve been to George Martin’s Burger Bar a few times and really like it. Most recently I enjoyed this veggie burger over a greek salad for dinner.

So here’s the thing. Every table receives a pail filled with popcorn but I’ve learned to not touch it.

One piece of popcorn and you are hooked which totally ruins your meal because you end up way too full. I know this from experience so if you go, consider yourself warned.

veggie burger salad

As you know, I really haven’t been cooking much. When I am home, I rely on this giant salad bowl from Stew Leonard’s. I pick one of these salad bowls up each week and easily get four, if not five meals out of it. I just doctor the salad up with whatever is easy and interesting to me at the moment.

Usually it’s a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger (like I showed you last week) with feta cheese. Sometimes I roasted baby potatoes and add them to the mix as well.

Stew Leonard's salad bowl

And finally, we walked to Fire Island last night for dinner at Surf’s Out!

fire island

Walking to Fire Island is one of my favorite things to do in the summer not only because it’s an adventure but because the restaurant Surf’s Out is our destination once we reach Kismet, Fire Island.

surfs out fire island

The walk to Fire Island is just under 3 miles from Robert Moses Beach to Kismet and then you get to enjoy really good food and atmosphere at Surf’s Out.

surfs out appetizers

I’m not even going to complain that I was ready to order the best onion rings in the world to learn they are no longer on the Surf’s Out menu. Instead we ordered steak fries with a really good dipping sauce and I also had a salad with walnuts, cranberries and apples.

Ok fine. I totally whimpered in my seat about the onion rings and politely begged the waitress to ask the chef to get them back on the menu so hopefully next time we walk to Fire Island, the onion rings will be waiting for me.

surfs out salad

If you missed my first ever walk to Fire Island, here’s that post from July 2013!  Aside from recapping our meal in that post, I also explain more in-depth about how it’s possible to access Fire Island without boat or ferry. It’s really the coolest thing!

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Are you a Subway sandwich fan? What do you usually order if you go there?

If you live in New York, have you ever walked to Fire Island?


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

10 thoughts on “Dinner at Surf’s Out Fire Island + Recent Eats”

  1. Just read your Fire Island recap post, and that sounds so cool! I love random adventures like that, where something totally unexpected happens, and you just explore and go with the flow and feel like a character in a fantasy novel.
    It’s really too bad about those onion rings (they looked delish on the other post…hehe sorry for pouring salt in the wound), but the fries look so good! And I love the Panera substitutions haha. Way to make the best out of an annoying situation 😉

  2. That’s so cool that you can walk to an island for dinner, and I love that you found a way to create your own salad at Panera that you like. 🙂

  3. That blows about the onion rings. I know how you feel about those glorious deep fried orbs of delight. Hopefully they’ll bring them back.

    I am all about the salads too; mainly because we get sooo much lettuce in our CSA that I have to be. Ha.

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