When I moved to California after college, my roommates and I went to California Pizza Kitchen, a lot. We were creatures of habit, and went to the same places (that we could afford) over, and over. If I wasn't with my roommates, I was picking up food for all of the writers at the TV show Frasier, where I worked as a production assistant. It was always fun stumbling out of there with 8 giant bag cutting off the circulation in my arms.
I really don't miss the pizza (especially now that I live near some of the greatest pizza in the world), but there was a salad that we would ALWAYS get. It was a basic chopped, with uniform-sized strips of crunchy lettuce, sweet basil, salty salami, creamy mozzarella, buttery garbanzo beans and THE most perfect, tangy dressing. My friend (and old roommate) found a copycat recipe so I made it at home and it was a PERFECT match to the real thing. I will make it again, and again (because I am still a creature of habit).