Chicago O’Hare

Airport Restaurant Week at O’Hare & Midway Airports

Airport Restaurant Week is underway again at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports now through February 8.

The in-airport food fest brings a taste of the citywide Chicago Restaurant Week into the airport for ticketed passengers who will get to enjoy cooking demonstrations in the terminals, in-store-samplings, and a wide variety of giveaways and special offers in shops and restaurants.

Passengers who stick around after the cooking demos will get to taste the freshly-made dishes and take home free souvenirs, including an Airport Restaurant Week chip clip and a recipe book (while supplies last).

At O’Hare, cooking demos will take place each weekday between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The stages are in Terminal 2 near Gate E1, in Terminal 3 near Gate H3 and in Terminal 5 near Gate M7. At Midway, the cooking demos will occur at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each weekday in the main food court, just past the security checkpoint.

Check the schedule to get more details about the cooking demonstrations, free-sampling events – and recipes –for Airport Restaurant Week events on special webpages set up for Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and Chicago’s Midway Airport.

At O’Hare, check the schedule for Fannie May and Godiva chocolate sampling events taking place at Sarah’s Candies, popcorn sampling at Nuts on Clark, and other sampling events for smoothies, Chicago Hot Dogs, caramel apples and other treats. Many restaurants and shops will also be offering discounts and gift-with-purchase specials.

At Midway Airport, Airport Restaurant Week will not only offer in-store samplings and a full schedule of cooking demos, including beer, pizza, poke tacos, and more, but also a sneak peek at some of the new eateries being unveiled as part of a major concessions upgrade that includes BIG & little’s and the return of Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch.

Just Plane Fun at PHL; Gospel fest at ORD


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) kicks off its summer-long Just Plane Fun! customer appreciation program at noon on Friday, June 21 with events and activities including a magic show, refreshments, a Mummers style string band, costumed characters, a pottery demonstration, giveaways and a meet and greet with the famous Tuskegee Airmen.

O'Hare Victory Travelers

Victory Travelers performing at O’Hare in 2010


Friday, June 21, there will also be an afternoon of Gospel music at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The airport performances coincide with this weekend’s Chicago Gospel Music Festival celebration, which runs through Sunday, June 23.

Performances will take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

At O’Hare:

The Victory Travelers will perform in Terminal 1 on the lower level near Ciao’s concession. In Terminal 2, past the security checkpoints, look for Wandrayl Booker & Friends performing next to Wicker Park Seafood and Sushi Bar. In Terminal 3: Bryant Jones & Chosen will be past the security near the entrance to Concourse L. And in International Terminal 5, Xavier Williams & Friends will perform on the lower level across from the Information Booth.

At Midway Airport:

Darwin Jackson & Praise Ministry will entertain travelers on the lower level baggage claim area next to the Information Booth.