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Military eat free at airports during Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING coin postcard

During Thanksgiving week (Nov. 23 – 27), military personnel are invited to eat free in participating airport restaurants across the country operated by Paradies Lagardère (formerly Paradies) as part of its “Treat Our Troops” program.

Active and retired military personnel can show their military I.D. cards when ordering or checking out to receive a complimentary menu item and beverage at these restaurants:

• Sweet Auburn Market – Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
• Blue Ridge Tavern – Asheville Regional Airport
• 4th Street Vine, McKenna’s on the Fly and the Long Beach Marche – Long Beach Airport
• Bar Symon – Pittsburgh International Airport
• Big Bowl, Magic Pan and Say Si Bon! – Denver International Airport
• Jammin’ Java, Smokewood American Grill and Say Si Bon! – Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
• Say Si Bon! – Reagan Washington National Airport

Thanksgiving is also being celebrated at Washington’s Dulles and Regan airports with a “Turkey in the Terminal” promotion.

Turkey in the Terminal

At Dulles International Airport, six restaurants are participating in the promotion, including Bar Symon, which is offering a Gobbler Burger; Cosi, which is serving Turkey Chili; and the District Chophouse and Brewery, which is featuring a Smoked Turkey Club.

At Regan National Airport, four restaurants are featuring turkey-themed dishes, including Ben’s Chili Bowl, which is offering a Jumbo Turkey Dog.

Through Nov. 30, both airports are sharing a juicy turkey recipe from Chef Symon.

DFW gets first post-security 7-Eleven


The first 7‑Eleven store located post-security in a U.S. airport terminal opened in late October at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW).

Open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Terminal A, near Gate 25, the shop has all the usual 7-Eleven offerings as well as a special value-priced “snack pack” exclusive to the store containing a small bag of multi-grain pita chips, white cheddar cheese and salami sticks, a pouch of pitted green olives, a dried-fruit blend, thin chocolate cookies, Gummi bears and a butter mint.

While this is the first post-security 7-Eleven at a U.S. airport, it is not the first 7-Eleven convenience store in an airport.

There are pre-security 7-Eleven shops at Vancouver International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and one at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Airport.

Airport amenities for gate huggers

Bar carts will visit gate areas as part of OTG's re-design for the United Hub at Newark-Liberty  Terminal C

My At the Airport column this week on USA TODAY is all about amenities that will make gate-huggers happy.

My favorites include the drink cart – above – that OTG is planning to roll out at Terminal C at Newark-Liberty International Airport and the HMSHOST Food Cycle that brings snacks at Memphis International Airport.

HMSHOST Food Cycle delivers food to gate huggers at Memphis International Airport

Here’s a link to the full column.

Snack Saturday: Tasting event at ATL


We all have our go-to foods when traveling.

Now Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is encouraging travelers to break out of their food ruts with a pre-security food festival that will be offering samplings from 32 restaurants at the airport.

The food fest takes place Tuesday, November 10th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., pre-security in the Domestic Terminal Atrium and participating concessionaires will include: Atlanta Chophouse, Atlanta Stillhouse, Café Intermezzo, Charley’s Philly Steaks, Chick-fil-A, Famous Famiglia, Goldberg’s, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Lotta Frutta, Low Country, Mustard Seed BBQ, Shane’s Rib Shack, Sweet Auburn Market, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, The Pecan, The Varsity, and Wolfgang Puck Fresh Express.

Hungry yet?

Booklest of ten tickets will be sold for $10 and each ticket will be good for one food sampling.

If you’re going to be at ATL that day, go ahead and get your Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson tickets ahead of time here.



New indoor food truck at LAX

lax food truck

As promised, the rotating food truck concept in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport has rotated.

Operated by HMSHost, the L.A. Gourmet Street Truck inside the terminal looks like a food truck and was designed to house a parade of popular L.A. street vendor offerings.

Chef Roy Choi’s Kogi BBQ was the first to occupy the stand. Now Border Grill (which has another location in the Tom Bradley International Terminal) has taken over with a menu of tacos, quesadillas, ceviches and more.

Want to give the Border Grill a try? Although American Airlines flights operate out of Terminal 4, a same-day boarding pass and your government ID will get you past the security checkpoint – here or in any terminal.

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