I have to admit, it was pretty cool to go to the airport for a grand opening party and pass through special security. All the same rules applied (remove shoes, bag liquids, etc.), but since the airport was virtually empty, I sailed through security in record time. Finding my car afterwards…now that’s another story.
When I used to travel a lot, I always longed for better airport food options. I try to pack my own food to bring on the plane, but that doesn’t always happen. I remember how excited I was when French Meadow Bakery first opened at the airport – I’d actually pick up a healthy dinner on my way back into town so Ryan and I didn’t have to fuss with dinner after a long flight. Now I have another option with some of my favorites – wine and cheese!
|Great wine selection!|
Surdyk’s gourmet sandwiches are quite good too. Last night we were able to try quite a few of their offerings, both hot and cold.
|The Ultimate Grilled Cheese & Surdyk's Panini|
All food items are available to-go and I’m especially excited about the cheese platter. For $9, you get fresh fruit, baguette slices, 3 kinds of cheese and some nuts, all packaged in a little container for easy enjoyment. Forget those "snack packs" they sell on the plane full of processed junk!
|Fresh items available for breakfast - yum!|
I’m also quite excited about the local wine offerings. I scoured the shelves until I spotted it. They would make great gifts for out-of-towners.
I hope I can go on a trip soon because I know I'll be stopping here. I might even try getting to the airport early (rare for me) and hunker down on their patio to enjoy a glass of wine. Now I just need that plane ticket...
Disclaimer: I attended a media party where the food and beverages were free.