Local Food in the Airports

Airport Experience, Meals

If you’re interested in airports, you might want to check out Aviation Daily’s new airports blog. It’s written by the knowledgeable and always entertaining Benet Wilson. She worked in corporate communications for Delta until recently, so you know she must have a great sense of humor.

Anyway, in her first real post today, she talks about how airports are trying to bring local food providers into the terminals to give them an authentic feel. I must admit that I’m a big fan of this idea.

I really have no interest in eating at another Wendy’s unless it happens to be in its Columbus, Ohio hometown. And I really can’t handle Chili’s in the airport anymore. Sadly, that kind of food tends to be the best stuff around. Otherwise it’s pre-wrapped sandwiches which I can barely stomach.

So when Washington/National airport opened its new terminal in the 90’s with a Legal Seafood, I was simply amazed. To be fair, that’s a Boston establishment, but the trend was in the right direction.

Now when I go to Phoenix, I’ll choose Blue Burrito Grille (US Airways side of Terminal 4) over any of the other places there. At LAX, it’s, well . . . I guess LAX has a lot of catching up to do.

Anyone have any favorite local airport joints?

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