I recently had lunch at a place I just loved. Mendocino Farms has a location in Rice Village and it was about a 23-minute drive from my house in Sienna. I like to shop in this area from time to time and this will now be my lunch spot when I do. They are a California restaurant specializing in sandwhiches and salads. They claim to have the best options for the "pickiest eaters." I saw sevearal very healthy items on the menu, as well as several high-calorie choices and it all looked delicious. I had one of the best salads I've ever had (which means it was not low calorie, of course). You order at the counter and they then bring your food to you. The day I went was a true Chamber of Commerce type day- sunny, but not hot or cold and we sat outside on a large, comfortable deck under an umbrella. They have a nice selection of craft beer, as well as wine. They are located at 5510 Morningside in the heart of the Village and are open 11 to 9 daily.