Airport restaurant week returns to Chicago Airports

If you’re traveling to or through Chicago’s O’Hare or Midway airports between January 25 and February 7, 2019, the airport authority has a bit of advice: arrive hungry.

Airport Restaurant Week (ARW) is coming back to those airports, to coincide with and celebrate the 12th annual Chicago Restaurant Week taking place in town.

During this year’s Airport Restaurant Week (AWR), ticketed passengers flying through O’Hare and Midway will have access to free samples of some of Chicago’s world-class cuisine and be presented with special menus created by many of the airport’s award winning restaurants

Some of the locations participating at O’Hare this year include America’s Dog; Auntie Anne’s; Berghoff Café; Billy Goat Tavern; Burrito Beach; Garrett Popcorn Shops; O’Brien’s Restaurant & Bar; Nuts on Clark; Reggio’s Pizza; Summer House Santa Monica; Rick Bayless’ Tortas Frontera, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, and more.

At Midway, passengers can check out demonstrations from concessionaires including Arami Sushi; Big &little’s; Big Shoulders; DeColores; Home Run Inn Pizza; Nuts on Clark.  

In addition to the freshly made food samples and special offers, passengers will receive a free Airport Restaurant Week oven mitt, bamboo cutting boards, chip clips, and recipe book while supplies last. A full schedule of ARW tastings, chef demonstrations will be posted soon.

Beyond Airport Restaurant Week, next month, O’Hare will open new fast casual restaurant Burger Federation in Terminal 3, and the airport’s third Garrett’s Popcorn Shop in Terminal 5.

At Midway new concessions due to open in January and February include local coffee joint Big Shoulders Coffee; new and expanded DeColores burrito restaurant; and the airport’s first Einstein’s Bros. Bagels.

What are your favorite restaurants at O’Hare or Midway airports?

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