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Try soup and salads at Clover - hold the cucumber

When one of my friends asked me to list my top 10 Spokane restaurants, I had to include Clover. I've eaten there twice now, which doesn't include the evening that I had drinks and appetizers on the patio. And each time I had a great meal.

OK, forgive the above photo, which is what happens when you, 1, lack talent as a photographer, 2, hold your iPhone awkwardly and fail to center on what you're shooting and, 3, think that soup and a salad is enough for dinner. So, OK, I was one for three (soup and THAT salad was indeed enough for dinner).

That, by the way, is a Clover salad and a cup of tomato bisque soup. And both were great.

But … look, I love lemonade. I even love Arnold Palmers, which everyone knows is ice tea and lemonade. But lemonade and … cucumbers? Seriously? I understand that it's fashionable to put cucumber in water. I don't agree with it, but I understand it. But lemonade, one of the best simple drinks imaginable? I mean, if you want to improve lemonade, then put something alcoholic in it. Vodka, maybe? Or rum. Not cucumbers. Ever.

So, soups? Way to go, Clover. Salads? Bravo. Cucumbers in my lemonade?

No.

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