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It seems like every time we hear from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport the place is getting better and better. Some of the last news we caught was that they were finally opening up the WiFi waves free to one and all, and now they’re going all in with some tasty new options. It’s not quite a farmer’s market live from the airport, but some food stalls and a fresh take on the food court make it worth checking out.
OTG Management is the group behind the new concept, as they bring this idea of a sort of food hall thing to a US airport for the first time. If you’re looking for it it’s over in the G Concourse at the airport—that’s in Terminal 1 with all those Delta flights. The whole area kind of connects several gates, and as you make your way toward your flight you can take a pit stop for a snack, beverage, or just a magazine. There’s even plenty of iPad ordering capabilities, so it makes spending your hard earned cash that much more enjoyable.
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Not too long ago we heard about one of those special new Starbucks heading over to LAX—the kind of Sbux with the wine. While it will be a little bit more time before that sucker opens to the traveling public, in the interim we can take a flight over to Washington-Dulles International Airport because they just cut the ribbon on the very first airport location of Starbucks Evenings.
HMSHost—they’re the ones behind many of your favorite and not-so-favorite airport restaurants—partnered up with Starbucks for this spot at the airport. It’s kind of just like any other airport Starbucks in that they’ll still serve up lattes and frappuccinos, but there's a twist.
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There’s nothing like some airport news to end the week, and it’s even better when it’s a big airport like LAX. Earlier this week all the important people—like the mayor—were on hand to shake hands, pose for pictures and chitchat, as the airport celebrated its announcement of all kinds of new services and goodies.
In total there’s like 60 new dining and retail options coming soon to the new Tom Bradley International Terminal—TBIT to its friends—and around 22 of ‘em will be brands right from Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Unfortunately, we’re pretty sure that In-N-Out Burger is not included on the terminal to-do list, but at least there are plenty easily accessible from the airport.
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Breaking airport news! When it comes to grabbing a cup of coffee at the airport, your life is never going to be the same, as one of the country’s favorite brands is making more of a push to invade terminals and concourses. Dunkin Donuts is going all-in at the airport, as they look to expand their donut and coffee empire into the country’s airports during 2013.
Love their coffee or hate their coffee, the brand is definitely here to stay, and when you have a 6am flight to who-knows-where there’s nothing quite like it. In order to cash in on the caffeine crunch at the airport, Dunkin Donuts is looking to do their thing with 12 new airport locations during the next year.
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No matter how smoothly your Thanksgiving travel goes you’re still going to need to grab something to eat on the road, and that’s especially the case if you're spending time waiting at the airport. Sure there are the old standbys, but there are also a few new airport restaurants making their debut just in time for the holiday travel season.
Down in Atlanta there’s plenty of fine dining—One Flew South—and not so fine dining—Chick-fil-A—options, but now there’s one more addition to the restaurant roundup at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Celeb chef Lorena Garcia just cut the ribbon on Lorena Garcia Tapas, and you can find it over in the Concourse F Mezzanine of the brand new International Terminal.
Expect stuff like mango glazed chicken wings, turkey bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese, and a citrus chicken marinated avocado wrap. Of course there will also be plenty of wines, beers, and cocktails from which to choose—and to get you through the holidays.
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It might not be your favorite television channel, but we all have a special place in our hearts for the Food Networkhy. Turn it on, tune in, and just like that you’ve wasted at least an hour of your life. Well officials with the channel’s marketing team must be hoping that the same thing will happen at that airport—at least more deliciously—as their expanding the network’s reach right into the airport.
The very first Food Network Kitchen is now doing its thing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for all your pre-flight dining needs. The place calls Concourse F within Terminal 3 home, and Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services hopes that their partnership with the Food Network brings instant brand recognition to their latest restaurant.
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There’s still a few months left in 2012, but we can’t help start to look back and wonder if this has been the year of the airport restaurant. It seems like each and every week there are new announcements and grand openings, and of course many have celebrity chefs doing their thing in the back.
This week it’s Cat Cora building upon her existing airport restaurant empire, as the Iron Chef takes her knives out to the airport in Salt Lake City. This is establishment number three for Cat Cora, and this one is located within Concourse B of the airport.
The menu at Cat Cora’s Kitchen seems to be somewhat similar to the offerings that she serves up over in both Houston and San Francisco, but there does appear to be a few tweaks here and there. We definitely wouldn’t complain about grilled New York strip steak with lobster mac and cheese prior to departure.
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For those traveling through the nation’s airports there’s a few new bits and bites to sample, as a few new airport restaurants have now found their way into the terminals and concourses. They might not have celebrity chefs in the kitchen, but as long as they are not another outpost of a typical food court stand then we back them 100 percent.
Over in Portland—the one in Oregon—the city’s airport just scored a few new retail locations, and one of them can be even considered a restaurant if you’re okay with a few to-go items. There’s now a place called The Oregonian News, another known as Rich’s News, and a new Kiehl’s location. Over at The Market there’s even the opportunity to scoop up local snacks and sandwiches from the city’s Elephant’s Delicatessen—tasty.
We’ve suggested that airports might become dining destinations regardless of whether you’re trying to catch a flight, and that might just be the case for LAX sooner rather than later. There’s still a little bit of planning and preparation needed, but if all goes according to plan an Iron Chef will soon be arriving at the airport.
Masaharu Morimoto is bringing his unique take on cuisine right into the middle of the airport, as the restaurant is set to debut September 13 right in the middle of Terminal 5. It sounds like the chef is going to focus on something he’s calling "fast casual street food." Thankfully this new take on airport dining also comes with a decent price tag, as the bits and bites will probably run between $9 and $15.
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New airport restaurant announcements might not be as frequent as new route news, but with so many dining locations coming and going we figured it was a good idea to mention some of the latest options to hit the concourses and terminals.
· Up first this week is Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, as the smoked this and sauced that is scheduled to arrive at Terminal C within in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Hopefully this will give those arriving into the nifty fifty—or heading out—a true taste of Texas barbeque. Obviously there’s probably more authentic options outside of the airport, but we can’t complain about having the option to pick up a bottle of sauce or rub on the way to our gate. For now you don’t have to wait, as there’s already three of the restaurants at DFW—they’re near gates A18, C6, and E12.
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If you’re heading to or through the airport anytime soon you might just want to add a little bit of a layover in order to score a decent meal. Of course we’re always partial to the fast food finds we can’t get at home, but if you’re looking for something more substantial there’s a couple of celebrity chefs looking to earn your hard-earned travel money.
Up first is Jamie Oliver, as the ribbon has been cut on his new restaurant at London-Gatwick just in time to welcome and feed the first Olympic visitors. They'll call the North Terminal of the airport home, and the places will feature both a place to grab an entrée as well as a pre-departure beverage. All in all there’s three different places from which to choose, as Jamie's Italian Bakery, Jamie’s Italian, and Union Jacks Bar are all taking up valuable airport terminal real estate.
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A popular restaurant chain just made its very first airport debut, but if you were expecting something upscale you might be a little disappointed. The first ever airport Denny’s has stated to flip pancakes and scramble eggs for the first time, and it’s all going down at Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo—that’s in the Dominican Republic.
We're wondering how well their "Grand Slam breakfast" translates into Spanish?