For many decades, iceberg lettuce was king of the American salad. Unless you ordered a fancy caesar salad with romaine, when you asked for salad, you got iceberg. It was salad. Then sometime around the early 80's, things started to change. The fresher and more unique flavors of other greens — like fresh spinach, mesclun, arugula, and radicchio — came into vogue, and iceberg became a joke, a sad symbol of homogeny and unsophistication. But things are changing yet again and today iceberg has made a small but noticeable comeback.