airport dining

Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l will upgrade Terminal 3

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is going give its Terminal 3 a makeover, with lots of local dining options and fresh new shops. All should be open by 2010.

In addition to a branch of Shake Shack, locally-themed dining venues coming from both airport dining operators Host International and SSP American in the mix will include:

  • The Parlor– Wood oven pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salads and more;
  • Mustache Pretzel – Gourmet pretzels, dips and drinks.
  • Postino – bruschetta boards, salads, sandwiches, beer, wine and more.
  • Joyride Taco House –  Tacos, burritos, craft cocktails and more.
  • Tru Burger Co. –Specialty burgers from a local favorite.
  • Original ChopShop – Salads, protein bowls, sandwiches, fresh juices and more.
  • Uberrito Fresh Mex –Burritos, tacos, and more are available at this fresh-Mexican eatery.
  • Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen – Locally-brewed beer makes,, pub fare, salads, craft beer and more.
  • Leoni’s Focaccia – Sandwiches made with cured Italian meats, focaccia bread, and a variety of cheeses.
  • Ajo Al’s Mexican Café – An Arizona original.
  • Crave Grounds – Fresh donuts with locally-roasted coffees and specialty teas.
  • The Tavern – From Phoenix Chef Mark Tarbell. Salads, sandwiches, burgers, and a variety of entrees.
  • Christopher’s Crush – From James Beard award winner Chef Gross, a local restaurant with a variety of pizzas, salads, entrees, meats and cheeses and more.

Some of the locally-themed retail concepts on the way include:

  • Discover Arizona– Arizona-themed gifts, souvenirs, books and more.
  • Indigenous/Mosaic – Combines two popular Sky Harbor stores. Ceramics, jewelry, artwork, collectibles.
  • Lolli and Pops – Candies, edible items and more.
  •  Travel Outfitters – Luggage and travel accessories from a local store that also has locations in Chandler and Scottsdale.

Some of these new outlets will open in late 2018/early 2019 as part of the Terminal’s new South Concourse. The rest should open when in 2020 when the north concourse renovation is finished. More details here.

 

Eat in a gondola at Munich Airport

Munich Airport has a lot going for it, amenities-wise.

There’s the brewery/beer garden, the play areas for kids, the sleeping cabins, the observation deck, and the MAC Forum that’s used to host everything from summer surfing to a full=blown Christmas Market.

Now there’s one more fun way to spend time at Munich Airport: eating in a gondola taken from a real ski lift.

The airport has a new restaurant – Sportalm – in Terminal 2, that serves Alpine specialties in a mountain-decor, a gondola, a sports bar and, opening next month, an upper level sun terrace with love seats and lounge chairs.

To set the scene of a traditional Upper Bavarian farmhouse, the decor includes tree trunks, knickknacks, an old barn door and a stone trough – all things that give the restaurant “authentic snugness and originality,” according to the airport.

 

October is Airport Restaurant Month

Airport restaurant month

HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month is back again and that means that throughout the month of October you’ll find special seasonal fall tasting menus that include appetizers, main dishes and sides being offered in nearly 60 restaurants in North American airports.

Below is a list of airports where HMSHost restaurants will be participating. In many airports there are several restaurants to choose from. Enjoy!

• Albany International Airport
• Boston Logan International Airport
• Calgary International
• Charlotte Douglas International Airport
• Chicago O’Hare International Airport
• Clinton National Airport (Little Rock)
• Denver International Airport
• Edmonton International Airport
• General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee)
• George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston)
• Halifax Stanfield International Airport
• Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
• Honolulu International Airport
• JFK International Airport
• John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana)
• Kansas City International Airport
• Lambert – St. Louis International Airport
• Los Angeles International Airport
• Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
• McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)
• Memphis International Airport
• Miami International Airport
• Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
• Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
• Nashville International Airport
• Norfolk International Airport
• Oakland International Airport
• Ottawa International Airport
• Palm Beach International Airport
• Portland International Airport
• Raleigh-Durham International Airport
• San Diego International Airport
• T.F. Green International Airport (Providence)
• Tampa International Airport
• Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
• Toronto Pearson International Airport

50 airports offering Restaurant Month deals

2015 airport restaurant month logo

Restaurant Month is such a popular event in many cities that it just makes sense for restaurants at airports to join in too.

Throughout May, 100 HMSHost restaurants in 50 airports throughout North America are offering special tasting menus at great prices.

At Boston Logan International Airport, Durgin Park and both Todd English restaurants will be offering Restaurant Month menus. At Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Taberna del Tequila has prepared something special. And at Dulles International Airport, District Chophouse & Brewery and Moe’s Bar & Grill are part of the program.

Below is a list of the airports where you’ll find participating restaurants. You can check to see which restaurants are participating on this site, but it appears you’ll have to stop by the restaurants themselves to see what’s being offered on the special menus.

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Anchorage International Airport
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Boston Logan International Airport
Calgary International Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Clinton National Airport (Little Rock)
Dallas Love Field
Edmonton International Airport
El Paso International Airport
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston)
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Honolulu International Airport
Jackson-Evers International Airport
Jacksonville International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Kansas City International Airport
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Long Island MacArthur Airport (Islip)
Los Angeles International Airport
Louisville International Airport
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)
Memphis International Airport
Miami International Airport
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Nashville International Airport
Norfolk International Airport
Oakland International Airport
Orlando International Airport
Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
Palm Beach International Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Portland International Jetport (Maine)
Raleigh–Durham International Airport
Salt Lake City International Airport
San Jose International Airport
Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport (Ft Myers)
T. F. Green Airport (Providence)
Tampa International Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Tulsa International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport