Pre-boarding snacks – Air France KLM Lounge

Pre-boarding snacks - Air France KLM Lounge
Vodka cranberry cocktail, ham and cheese sandwich, brie, dried apricots. Complimentary
Air France KLM Lounge, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

This lounge was small than I expected. I arrived between international flights so there wasn’t a lot to choose from in terms of food. As more passengers arrived, they put out more food and always walked around passing out warm cookies (which were very yummy).

Pre-boarding snacks – United Club

Pre-boarding snacks - United Club
Chinese donut balls, raisin bread, bloody mary, Coors light beer. Complimentary
United Club, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

This was the first time I’ve seen Chinese donut balls at a United Club. They definitely weren’t authentic – they were really just regular donut balls, but at least they tried to be fancy with the nomenclature, lol!

Chipotle pad thai – Trove

Chipotle pad thai - Trove
Pork belly, yu choy, chili peanut. $13
Trove, Seattle WA

This tasted fine, but it was so far from a pad thai that it didn’t hit the spot and left me wanting more. This dish was also pretty salty like the previous dumplings. The pork belly  and chili peanuts tasted good though.

Tacoma Fashioned cocktail - Trove
Tacoma Fashioned: bourbon, Rainier beer syrup, Angostura and orange bitters. $9

Oyster shooters – Arnies Restaurant

Oyster shooters - Arnies Restaurant
With cocktail sauce. Happy hour $0.99 each
Arnies Restaurant, Edmonds WA

I’m always wary of oyster shooter because I feel like it’s a way for restaurants to get rid of their older oysters. Anyway, I tried on e of these and it wasn’t my thing. The oysters were too large for my liking, and it just didn’t taste all that fresh.

House margarita - Arnies Restaurant
House margarita.