Food

Thanksgiving dinner at the airport? You can do that.

By this day next week many people will be pulling their chairs up to big Thanksgiving dinners.

But some of us may be traveling – or stuck at an airport.

Don’t worry, though. In many airports you’ll still be able to get some turkey. And in many cases, the traditional fixings that go with it.

Here are few ideas from HMSHost outlets:

At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport the Atlanta Chophouse (in the atrium) will be serving a  Thanksgiving menu with the choice of either deep fried Cajun turkey breast or oven roasted apple glazed pork loin, complete with dinner roll and the choices of two sides.

At Charlotte Douglat International Airport, the 1897 Market (in the atrium will be serving up roast turkey with Macaire potato hash, baby squash, gravy and cranberry and Brookwood Farms BBQ (also in the atrium) smoked turkey with sweet potato casserole, cornbread dressing, braised greens, turkey gravy, cranberry, and pecan pie will be on the menu.

Ikes (Terminal 1, in the airport mall) at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, will be serving up its traditional Thanksgiving dinner, which include their sage roasted turkey with sage stuffing, Yukon gold mash potatoes and – a slice of pumpkin pie.

And, for those stuck at Los Angeles International Airport, consider the “The Pilgrim” sandwich at the larder at tavern (in the Tom Bradley International Terminal) which is made with roasted turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Over Thanksgiving, many airport concessionaires will also be offering free meals or menu items to traveling military personnel. I’m gathering details on those opportunities now.

 

Snack Saturday – grains and gifts

It’s Snack Saturday – our occasional feature about neat treats you can find at airports around the country.

As we head into the Thanksgiving season, I’m happy to learn that at OTG’s CIBO Gourmet Express Markets in airports you can now purchase single-serving containers of hot cereals from The Soulfull Project, a Campbell’s off-shoot that operates with the buy one-we’ll donate one business model.

In this case, they donate hot cereal to local food banks.

The company’s multi-grain hot cereal cups are easy to carry and come in four varieties – Cinnamon Spice, Blueberry Almond, Brown Sugar Pecan and Tart Cherry (my fave so far)  – are non-GMO, low in sugar and made with natural ingredients such as steel cut oats, rye, quinoa, flax and chia.

To cook: just add hot water and let sit (like those less healthy ramen cups).

Price: just a few dollars to eat well and do good.

 

Snoballs and a 747 at San Francisco Int’l Airport

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By rights, I should save these for Souvenir Sunday, when this blog – StuckatTheAirport – features neat treats you can buy at airports.

But I’m not so sure about where to categorize these

I found them for sale in a shop at San Francisco International Airport on my way to United’s 747 Farewell flight.

The shop I passed lured me in  – and kept me looking – with all manner of true locally-made gourmet treats, including coffee and chocolate.

Then I found these “old fashioned” Hostess Snoballs and Twinkies.

I almost bought them to put on a shelf somewhere and test that “never goes bad” rumour, but passed.

But I didn’t go home souvenir-less.

When I boarded Flight 747 for United Airline’s farewell flight for its final 747 I found this on my seat, filled with some other “old” food (Pop Rocks, for one..) and a few other back-to-the-70s souvenirs.

 

 

Tasty event at Atlanta International Airport

 

Travelers passing through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday, November 1 (2017) will be able to join the airport’s 3rd annual Taste of HartsfieldJackson event in the domestic terminal atrium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$10 buys 10 tickets, each good for one food sample and includes concessionaires such as Atlanta Chophouse & Brewery,Carrabba’s Italian Grill; Piece of Cake; Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen; Phillips Seafood, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint; Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill; Atlanta Braves All Star Grill; Shane’s Rib Shack;  Cat Cora’s Kitchen; Jekyll Island Seafood Company and Sweet Auburn Market. Buy tickets here.

The event, which benefits a local charity that fights childhood hunger, will also include a chef’s competition featuring celebrity chef Cat Cora and a timed culinary challenge.

 

 

 

Piles of pancakes at DFW Airport

 

 

Travelers passing through Dallas Fort Worth International Airport can get pancakes 24 hours a day now that an IHOP Express has opened in Terminal E.

The first post-security IHOP in an airport, this branch has sit-down and take-out options, a bar serving everything from mimosas and local craft beer to specialty coffee drinks and a menu with sandwiches, omelettes and, of course, stacks and stacks of pancakes.

(Since December, 2013, there also been a pre-security IHOP Express at Hatsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

So, like the traveler in this video, there’s now no longer a need to bring your own pancakes to the airport.

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