Snack Saturday

Snack Saturday: food trucks at PDX Airport


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.


Snack Saturday: JFK’s new Central Diner

Diners (and luncheonettes) are part of the iconic New York City scenery, and now JFK International Airport has a diner of its own.


Located pre-security in Terminal 4, the 1930s-inspired Central Diner has the classic service counter, with banquette, booth and patio seating as well as a take-out window.

Like all great diners, the Central Diner is open 24 hours a day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu offering everything from omelets to milkshakes and martinis.

Go ahead, order all three for dinner.



Snack Saturday: Free Currywurst during World Cup


Germany faces Brazil in the World Cup finals on Tuesday and, as I learned during my visit to airberlin headquarters in Berlin recently, that means free currywurst for passengers on airberlin flights during the game.

Currywurst, a popular fast food dish in Germany that consists of whole or sliced pork sausage topped by a mixture of ketchup and curry powder, is one of the more popular buy-on-board options airberlin offers on its menu of dishes prepared for the airline by the Sansibar restaurant. The on-board version usually sells for about $9 (6.90 euros) and is sliced, made from veal and pork and served with a spicy curry sauce, a packet of extra-strong curry powder, a roll and, as is tradition, a wooden fork.

airberlin pilots have been announcing the results of World Cup matches that take place during flights and offering half-time scores for matches involving Germany. The free curry-wurst is served on all German domestic flights between 5 pm and 8 pm on the days when the German team is playing.

Snack Saturday at Orlando Int’l Airport

Is it a theme park, a mall, a hotel lobby or an airport?


Who cares?

If you’ve got a few hours to wait for a flight, Orlando International Airport is great place to do it.

Especially when it is Snack Saturday and you’re on the look-out for a few food-related souvenirs.

I found these salt & pepper shakers and Gummi Space Shuttles at the airport’s Kennedy Space Center gift shop.

MCO - S&P space

mco gummi space shuttles