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A Pop-Up Restaurant Checks In at Copenhagen Airport

August 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re fly to—or through—the airport over in Copenhagen within the next month or so, you might just want to build in some extra time for a nice airport meal. This isn’t just a slice of Sbarro either, as this is probably one of the best airport restaurants around. Just remember to act quickly, as this Michelin-level spot is one of those pop-up options.

CPH Nordic Dining and its open kitchen will feature offerings from three of the country’s best chefs. Thomas Rode will be bringing techniques from his place—Kong Hans Kælder—and David Johansen from Kokkeriet will also be making some airport appearances. Last but not least is Mikkel Marschall who will also make up part of this tasty triumvirate of airport chefs.

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Chicago's Best Cup of Coffee is Now at the Airport

August 13, 2013 at 2:18 PM | by | Comments (3)

Chicago, you're the best.

While many airports focus on installing new wine bars or sticking as many iPads as possible in the faces of passengers trying to grab a bite, Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports are refining the basic offering of an airport coffee by opening serious coffeeshops backed by local roasters.

Kiss that calorie-heavy, caffeine-light caramel frappuccino with whip cream goodbye, or at least until you arrive at your destination airport. Chicago will see you off (or welcome you) with a proper fresh cup, made with beans sourced from exotic destinations and then roasted and ground right in town.

First up is O'Hare's Terminal 5, which houses Rick Bayless' airport outpost of Tortas Frontera and has just opened Kofe by Intelligentsia, a European-style stand-up coffee shop past security. In addition to Intelligentsia's regular roasts, Kofe will also feature a monthly special. Right now, according to The Moodie Report, it's a Yirgacheffe coffee "with notes of jasmine and lemongrass from southern Ethiopia." Yes, there will be souvenir mugs and coffee beans for purchase (and Black Cat espresso!).

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Bookstores are Out and Cupcakes are In at US Airports

July 1, 2013 at 9:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

If the bankruptcy and subsequent shuttering of all Borders Bookstores made you frown, just wait until you hear what business will soon that frown upside down in the former Borders location within JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK. A cupcake bakery is moving in, but it's not just any cupcake bakery. It's Baked by Melissa, a small NYC chain of shops specializing in buttery, moist, cutesy cupcakes that cost only $1 each.

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Can Reality Show Chefs Make You Want to Eat at London's Heathrow Airport?

May 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

A pair of foodies is looking to improve the airport eating experience, as they’re being set on the loose over at London-Heathrow airport. John Torode and Gregg Wallace from the BBC show Masterchef are taking on a six-month culinary challenge at the airport, and when they’re done the plan is to make the airside offerings just a little bit better.

It sounds as if the pair has wrangled an all-access pass to the airport when it comes to checking out the dining establishments, from the kitchens, and prep areas to the dining rooms and everything in between for the 70 spots spread across LHR.

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A New Ban at Chicago's Airports Means Saying Sayonara to Styrofoam

May 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

Earth Day is in the rearview mirror at this point, but that doesn’t mean we can’t think green throughout the rest of the year. That’s clearly the idea over in Chicago, as both major airports are all about the eco-friendly.

Officials have issued some new rules and guidelines for those restaurants doing business at both O'Hare and Midway airports, as they hope to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The new green concessions policy provides a little bit of encouragement in hopes that the restaurants will do a better job utilizing eco materials and sustainable ingredients.

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What's to Love of All the New Stuff at Dallas' Love Field

Where: Dallas, TX, Canada
April 23, 2013 at 7:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re heading to Dallas anytime soon you might want to consider the city’s other airport. Sure things are fine and dandy over at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and they’ve got lots of flights to plenty of destinations; however, Dallas Love Field has something that DFW doesn’t—new airport smell.

The airport just finished a revamp and renovation, and parts of the new airport are now open to the flying public. In total there’s eleven new gates at the airport, as the place is ready to debut just part of its renovation. There was a sneak peek for airport employees and others eager to take a look, but now things are open for those holding tickets as well.

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Why (Former) Gang Members May Be Cooking Your Food at LAX

April 19, 2013 at 1:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

We’re always quick to point out a solid option for airport eats, but more times than not we’re focused on the food. This time we’re looking at more of the story behind the restaurant, but don’t worry, they’ve still got some good grub to grab on the go.

Homeboy Industries is a non-profit organization looking to help those down on their luck work their way back into the community. The place does its best to help keep former gang member out of jail and on the straight and narrow. They do all kinds of good as well as plenty of warm and fuzzy, but what we’re most interested in is their latest venture over at the airport.

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New Airport Eats Arrive in Houston, Dallas and Boston

April 11, 2013 at 8:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

New restaurants seem to be popping up at airports across the country faster than we can keep track of them, so we took some time to check out some of the newest options. Here’s just a few of the latest establishments competing with Sbarro for your airport restaurant dollars:

Dallas Love Field

Southwest is the carrier that ‘LUVs’ to fly to and from the smaller airport down in Dallas, but that doesn’t mean that the airport isn’t a great place to relax between flights. New restaurants are all part of a new expansion at the airport, as October 2014 is when certain flight restrictions will become a thing of the past.

Whataburger—in its first airport appearance—brings burgers and fries into the terminal, but if you’re looking to sit down during your meal there’s always Cool River and Sky Canyon. National options include places like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, because you just need your coffee fix. However, if you’re looking for something local there’s Campisi’s Pizza, Cantina Laredo, and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Things opened up earlier this week, so swing by if you’re heading to or heading through.

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Head to Atlanta Airport for Your Flight, But Stay for the Food

March 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM | by | Comments (0)

With so many planes and people heading around the globe it’s more than likely that you’ll end up on a Delta flight sooner than later. With that comes a pretty safe assumption that you might find yourself down in Georgia, as you make your way between the different concourses of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. All that walking around might just make you hungry, but of course the airport has you more than covered. Thankfully they’re even getting ready to add a few more dining options.

Chick-fil-A and One Flew South are a couple of our airport favorites, but that doesn’t mean that the airport dining fun ends there. Local establishment Ecco has just arrived at the airport, and they’re taking up some valuable real estate over in the new international terminal—Concourse F. The place also does its thing in midtown Atlanta, and we’d expect much of the same from this new location with their “seasonally inspired cuisine with European influences." Think wood fired pizzas, plenty of pasta, and cured meats and cheeses. Let’s just hope the cocktail menu translates well to the airport, as the one with the Strega, Aperol and hopped grapefruit bitters sounds pretty darn tasty.

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Shake Shack and More on Deck for JFK's Terminal 4

March 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to eating at the airport this might just be some of the best news we’ve heard all year, as New York-JFK is getting ready to add a whole bunch of restaurants and dining establishments. We’re sure they’re all pretty darn tasty in their own way, and we welcome them all to the terminal; however, there’s one brand that we just can’t wait to see arrive—Shake Shack.

It’s all part of a $28 million development deal, as 16 new restaurants are heading to Terminal 4 over at JFK Airport. That terminal of the airport mostly operates the international flights, so a nice burger and fries will be a warm welcome to those returning from aboard or those visiting the nifty fifty for the very first time. Everything will be completed by the end of the year, and the first phase of the restaurants should arrive as soon as this May.

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Does an Airport Really Need Two Johnny Rockets?

Where: Quito, Ecuador
March 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to airport dining we’ve seen some pretty solid options over the last few years. In fact there are some spots that are so darned tasty, that we have even built in a little extra time just to take in a decent meal from the comfort of the airport.

Now we’re not saying that we don’t enjoy a good burger now and then, but we probably don’t need to have two of them during our trip. However, that might just be the idea down in Ecuador, as Mariscal Sucre International Airport now has two outlets of Johnny Rockets restaurants. If you ask us that might just be an overdose waiting to happen.

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More Real Restaurants for More Airports Mean More Good Eats

February 27, 2013 at 9:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

New restaurants seem to be popping up at airports across the country faster than we can keep track of them, so we took some time to check out some of the newest options. Here’s just a few of the latest establishments competing with Sbarro for your airport restaurant dollars:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

All the good stuff is usually going down over at Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s Terminal 2, but this week it sounds like some goodies are heading into Terminal 1. Local basketball fans—and travelers heading through RDU—will be able to participate in March Madness all year round, as an officially licensed restaurant from the Atlantic Coast Conference will be arriving sooner than later.

Joining the airport dining scene will be local burger place Char-Grill, as well as spots like Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and La Tapenade Mediterranean Café. The new stuff should be arriving at the airport by spring of next year, and they’ve even got a new Starbucks on the constriction schedule as well.

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