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Flying can be exhausting, even if your itinerary involves lie-flat seats in the front of the plane. As such, you can imagine our jubilation when we passed by a low freezer case filled with creamy gelato goodness during some downtime in Qantas' Business Class lounge at Sydney International.
Along with the standard free-pouring champagne, hot dinner and bountiful desserts, the Red Roo's lounge serves up the icy treat for passengers traveling on international flights in Business Class (or holding Oneworld Sapphire status). Ice cream is a lovely little luxury, perfect to be present in a lounge for a level of luxury travel.
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If there’s one staple of the airport dining scene—besides Sbarro of course—it has to be Starbucks. The ubiquitous coffee shop is there when you need them, and of course they can supply you with everything from caffeine and cookies to macchiato and muffins.
Now things are getting even better, as the Starbucks Evenings concept has made its way to the airport. It’s just like Starbucks but with a little less coffee and a lot more food and wine. Here’s where to find the first couple of these locations during your next layover.
Los Angeles International Airport
The latest Starbucks Evenings location is part of the upgrades and improvements to the Tom Bradley International Terminal over at LAX . This one has been open since late last year, and it now gives the option for travelers to enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cold beer before their flight. As far as snacks are concerned they of course have those as well, as Chipotle Hummus Dip and Goat Cheese Flatbread are just a couple of the additions to the menu to help you further enjoy that adult beverage. Stop by before your next flight if you’re in the neighborhood of the South Concourse between Gates 157 and 156.
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Today is more than just any Friday; it's National Donut Day. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we'll be doing what we do best: writing about donuts. And travel. Traveling donuts! People who travel for donuts! You get the idea. Now go get a cruller.
For those of you that are planning to be in the air today, there's no need to be left out of the National Donut Day action today (or really any day), as we've located the best airport donut outlets for getting it on with some sort of glazed-, cake-, frosted- or sprinkled-doughnut goodness.
For those that have decided that an ultra long-haul flight to Singapore is in order, look out for the Singapore Airlines gift of the sweet treat. The airline will start serving up Randy Donuts to passengers who fork over some extra cash to fly in their suites and business class seats form LAX. If you just can't swing that kind of dough, get some literal dough at Randy's shop in Inglewood, where the airline will be offering a free doughnut to anyone who stops by from 7 to 10am (today only).
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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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We’ve got a good feeling that many of you will find yourselves at the airport at some point during the holiday season. It may be on your way to visit friends and relatives, but we’re even more hopeful that you’re at the airport flying somewhere fun to avoid friends and relatives.
No matter how you end up at the airport you’re going to need a bite to eat while you’re wandering the terminals, so thankfully HMSHost and their food-from-your-phone technology is back with a new airport and new restaurants.
Have you had the chance to check out the latest and greatest in airport reality shows—"Airport 24/7: Miami?" The program on Travel Channel details the ins and outs of airport security, the boarding process, check in, and pretty much everything else through a behind-the-scenes look at the terminals and its employees. One thing they haven’t dug into too much are the airport restaurants, and that's a good thing given the recent news out of MIA.
If you’ve just cracked open your lunch box you might want to put that PB&J aside for a moment, as the following is far from tasty. Two restaurants at Miami International Airport were recently shut down as there were apparently quite a number of creepy crawlies where it should have only been nummy yummies.
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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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Thankfully for our taste buds there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of restaurant options popping open at airports across the globe. And while there’s no new celebrity chefs putting their finishing touches on terminal tables and concourse chairs this week, there are a few technology tidbits.
HMSHost—known for creating and serving airport delicacies—is at it again with their gate delivery service. They’ve expanded their reach into Utah, as they’re now offering up free delivery at Salt Lake City International Airport. The B4 You Board app is now serving up stuff like a chicken and pork souvlaki plate from Greek Souvlaki over in Terminal 2. In case you don’t remember how things work, all you have to do is browse menus on your mobile device, place your order, and then it will be delivered right to you at the gate. We just remind you to take it easy on the tzatziki, as we’re not sure about the odor of Greek yummies at 35,000 feet.
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We've heard it all before: It's great to travel, but it's even greater to come home. And while we find half of this true, it is nice to get a little slice of home while exploring abroad.
On a recent international trip, we swaggered into the international business class of a partner airline we were flying and one very bright thing caught our eye. It was an authentic hot dog cart...the ones we would see in the zoo or parks back home.
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No one wants to spend the long holiday weekend at the airport, but with these barbeque options it won’t be that bad. Ribs, brisket, and pulled pork will make it all better when you are forced to spend Memorial Day Weekend at the airport. Here’s three picks that are finger lickin’ good:
Salt Lick Bar-B-Que - AUS
It doesn’t take a true foodie expert to tell you that Texas has some pretty decent barbeque options, so it was no surprise to find Salt Lick Bar-B-Que within the West Food Court at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. We’ve been on a couple of occasions, and always make extra time before our flight to grab a brisket sandwich. Smoked sausage and plenty of house made sauce are always good options, and they even throw in a spongy hunk of bread to sop it all up. Best of all they sell the sauce to go, so you can bring a bottle to the family cookout and be a hero.
Interstate Bar-B-Que and Corky's BBQ – MEM
There’s two awesome options from which to choose at Memphis International Airport, and we honestly cannot pick just one—so go ahead and try both. Up first is Corky’s near Gate A23. Pulled pork, ribs, and of course baked beans are all solid picks, but just make sure you save some room for option number two. Over in the Concourse B Rotunda is Interstate Bar-B-Que, and they’ve got whatever you didn’t get to try back at Corky’s. Ribs, brisket, and other pork parts are all available in all their smoky and saucy goodness. Just stock up on napkins—and antacid—before you complete your double dip of BBQ while killing your layover in MEM.
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The biggest airport news of the year here at home is probably the planned expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Things are supposed to be ready to go around May 16, so if you’re heading through or to the airport anytime soon be sure to check out all the new airport goodies. We’re excited to see how the new terminal differs from all the others at the airport, and of course there’s a particular interest in all the new shops and restaurants.
Initially there should be like 20 shops and restaurants up and running, and after that there will be a trickle of new options here and there that just couldn’t get it together in time for the grand opening. As far as eats are concerned there’s a brand new airport outpost of the city’s iconic hamburger and hot dog palace known as The Varsity. It looks like they might even be selling their famous chili right at the counter, so you can bring some home as an airport souvenir. Just be ready to go with your order when they call out “what’ll ya have?”