Food

More ice-cream at CVG Airport

What’s better than at an airport kiosk dispensing small batch, handcrafted ice-cream?

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It was great that Graeter’s Ice Cream had a kiosk at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) but now there’s 657 square foot Graeter’s storefront in CVG’s Concourse A serving up decadent pastries, candy and ice cream.

Bonus: the storefront is open daily from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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CVG recently announced another sweet airport amenity: miniature therapy horses will be visiting the airport on a regular basis.

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Good work CVG!!

Art of Food exhibit at MSP Int’l Airport

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A new exhibit at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is all about the foods and branded edible items that hail from Minnesota and show up on plates around the world.

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Some of the Minnesota-based brands in the exhibit include General Mills Inc.
Land O Lakes Inc, Hormel Foods, RyKrisp and Summit Brewing Company and, in addition to food items, the exhibit includes reels of vintage commercials and their familiar jingles.

The exhibit opened at the end of April and will run through November 15, 2016 in the art gallery near Gate 12.

So far, “the response has been amazing,” said Robyne Robinson, Arts & Culture Director of the MSP Airport Foundation, “It strikes a chord with travelers – They burst into the Spam song from the 1970’s Monty Python sketch, or playfully spar over which cereal was best – Cheerios or Lucky Charms.”

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Photos courtesy MSP Airport and and the Minnesota Historical Society

Hello Kitty cafe opens at Singapore’s Changi Airport

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Fans of Hello Kitty now have a great reason to hang out at Singapore’s Changi Airport: the 24-hour Hello Kitty Orchid Garden restaurant, in Terminal 3, Arrival Meeting Hall.

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In addition to the Hello Kitty retail section and the all the Hello Kitty-themed food, the restaurant (part of a chain that has outlets in Seoul and Bangkok) has a garden decor built around the orchid – Singapore’s official flower.

The menu lists everything from Hello Kitty-themed quesadillas and a “Cowabunga Wagyu” dish with a side-order of Hello Kitty-shaped rice to a Hello Kitty banana split made with brûléed bananas, macarons and berries

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Photos courtesy Hello Kitty Orchid Garden

Restaurant month at airports

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If you enjoy Restaurant Month deals in your home town, then you’ll be pleased to know that HMSHost is once again bringing the concept to airports.

Through May, HMSHost is hosting Airport Restaurant Month in about 90 participating restaurants at more than 50 airports across North America and Europe, including those operated by HMSHost’s parent company, Autogrill, at Brussels Airport, Zürich Airport, and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome.

During restaurant month in my town, each restaurant creates their own special menu to highlight their offerings.

For HMSHost’s Airport Month, each restaurant is customizing a core menu of dishes created by HMSHost’s corporate executive chef and culinary team.

Guests will receive a choice of entrée, accompanied by several side dishes. Some of the dishes travelers will find include Rosemary grilled shrimp; flat iron steak; Parmesan-crusted chicken; and a baked Portobello mushroom.

You can see the full list of participating restaurants at AirportRestaurantMonth.com.

 

United adds Garrett Popcorn to the menu

If you’re a big fan of popcorn in any form and trying out locally-themed treats on the road, then you’ll be pleased to learn that United Airlines has added snack-sized bags of Garrett Popcorn to its by-on-board menu.

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If you’ve ever traveled through Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, you’ve seen – and perhaps bought a bag, or three, of Garrett Popcorn.

And then gone back for more.

Now, if you don’t have time to buy the popcorn at the airport, you can buy a small bag of Garrett Mix -(CheeseCorn and CaramelCrisp) on flights longer than two hours. Price. $3.99

United is also adding a kid-friendly snack box to its by-on-board menu. The Ben Flyin Snack Box will have a turkey stick, animal crackers, apple sauce, a game (Wikki Stix) – but no popcorn.