Christmas food

Snack Saturday: holiday tamales at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

If you don’t make your own holiday tamales or know someone who does, then consider making a stop at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

As they do each year, the folks at El Bravo (Terminal 4, in the D concourse) are selling their popular holiday tamales in special holiday bags.

On the menu: green corn chicken, green corn vegetarian, red beef tamales and the seasonal specialty: sweet bean. All are available frozen.

And while you’re at PHX, take a moment to check out the airport’s bug exhibit.

According to the exhibit notes, Arizona has the richest natural endowment of insect life – including America’s biggest, strangest, most beautiful and most poisonous bugs.

The photos and the bug specimens in “Arizona’s Bizarre and Beautiful Bugs” are provided by Kim Wismann, American Home Naturalist, Tempe, Arizona, and will be displayed in a Terminal 3, Level 2, garage exhibit case through April 2011.