From October 20 to 27, Philadelphia International Airport joins cities around the country in celebrating Restaurant Week, with pre-selected, three-course menus for $20 per person offered at these in-airport restaurants:
· Cantina Laredo (Concourse E)
· Chickie’s & Pete’s (Terminal A West, Concourses C, D & E)
· Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Concourse B)
· Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant (Concourse A East)
· Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Concourses B & D)
· Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
· Local Tavern (Terminal F)
· Re:Vive Bar (Terminal F)
· Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C)
· Vino Volo (Terminal A West, Concourse B, B/C & D/E Connectors)
Restaurant Week at an airport is a great idea, of course. And unlike Restaurant Week in most cities, the one at PHL Airport continues through the weekend.
But a week is so short.
And your travels may not take you through PHL.
Never fear. Throughout the entire month of October, HMS Host has brought the restaurant week concept to selected restaurants in airports around the country. See the list of participating airports and restaurants here
Portland, Oregon – the city that popularized gourmet food trucks and is now dotted with hundreds of them – has food trucks at the airport.
Koi Fusion and Pok Pok are the first two food cart operators to open at Portland International Airport. Three other food carts will arrive later this year – with each cart getting a six-month stint to give other local businesses the opportunity to participate.
The first two trucks to roll in are great examples of the local fare: Koi Fusion is a Korean-style BBQ with a Mexican influence.
Pok Pok,- which also has popular spots in Portland and New York – is known for spicy Thai cuisine and chicken wings.
Another piece of good news – PDX has a street pricing policy, so the food served at the airport food trucks costs the same as it does out in the city.
Lucky passersby in several cities don’t have to buy a ticket on Lufthansa to get a taste of the airline’s new menu featuring regional dishes from around the U.S. such as Coffee and Ancho Chili Dusted Beef Filet, Soda Pop Braised Short Ribs and Pumpkin Ravioli.
The airline is sending its ‘Taste of America’ food truck – designed to look the exterior of an airplane – on a two-week road trip, with stops a six Lufthansa gateways to offer free meals to 200 people at each stop.
The truck started off in New York and will stop next in Charlotte, NC (October 9); Miami, FL (October 12); Atlanta, GA (October 14); Dallas, TX (October 18); and Los Angeles (October 21). At each stop, the airline will set up tables with white tablecloths and red roses and provide music.
There’s also a contest for two round-trip tickets running with this promotion on
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. You can enter the contest here.
A great airport celebrates and reflects the city it is in, with everything from the items sold in shops to art and history exhibits and, of course, food.
Now the tradition of Restaurant Week, during which participating restaurants in a city offer special menus and set prices on two and three course meals, is spreading to airports.
A few airport restaurants have done this in the past, but this year HMSHost is bringing the concept to a long list of airport restaurants around the country not just for a week, but throughout the month of October.
Here’s the list of participating restaurants. Enjoy!
· Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport—Atlanta Chophouse
· Boston Logan International Airport—Todd English’s Bonfire, Todd English’s Ozone
· Charlotte Douglas International Airport—Beaudevin (wine bar)
· Newark Liberty International Airport—Belgian Beer Café
· Honolulu International Airport—PGA TOUR Grill
· Washington Dulles International Airport—Moes’s Deli & Bar
· John F. Kennedy International Airport—SOHO Bistro, Todd English
· McCarran International Airport—Chophouse, PGA TOUR Grill
· Los Angeles International Airport—Gladstones
· Miami International Airport—Casa Bacardi
· Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport—Itasca, Northern Lights Grill
· General Mitchell International Airport—Miller Brewhouse
· Chicago O’Hare International Airport—Goose Island
· Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport—Cowboy Ciao
· Raleigh–Durham International Airport—Vintage NC Wine Bar, 42nd St. Oyster Bar, ACC American Café
· San Diego International Airport—PGA TOUR Grill
· Seattle–Tacoma International Airport—Dungeness Bay Seafood House
· Tampa International Airport—Sam Sneads
· Toronto Pearson International Airport—Molson Pub
· Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport—Cabine M