Al Biernat Shares 2011 KRLD Restaurant Week Results and a Recipe

Al's rocket lettuce salad. (Photo by Gustav Schmeige)

I just spoke with Al Biernat and asked him how his restaurant “performed” during restaurant week. He was happy to report he is writing a check today for $30,579 and sending it off to the charities supported by KRLD Restaurant Week. [North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home] “This was a record year for us,” Biernat said. “Our total sales for the month of August were up 18 percent. August used to be our dog days but we’ve really been happy with how Restaurant Week works for us and the charities. It’s win-win.”

I asked Al to break down his restaurant week participants by the week.

8% Preview weekend

44% First Week

30%  Second Week

18%  Third Week

Selfishly, I took advantage of the moment and asked Biernat for the recipe for Al’s Rocket Lettuce salad. It’s a great late summer salad and I want to make it tonight. Anybody else want to share your numbers with us, we’re here 24/7.

The now not-so-super-secret ingredients are below.

The now not-so-super-secret ingredients are below.

Fresh Arugula
Chopped Green Beans
Diced Tomato
Sliced Green Apple
Pine Nuts
Sliced Avocado
Chopped Mango
Parmesan Cheese
small amount of Danish Blue Cheese Crumbles
& light amount of Garlic Vinaigrette


  • Powter

    Thanks, Al Biernet and every restaurant who participating in RW this year. And thanks a whole lot for sharing this recipe – love this salad.