No matter. Until August 7th, the airport is hosting a full-throttle exhibit of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
According to Clutch and Chrome magazine, the exhibition explores the Harley lifestyle:
“..Harley-Davidson’s history, which dates back more than a century; the strong sense of identity and community among its customers; and the powerful machines themselves, the two-cylinder driving force behind the “made in the USA” dream.”
Ten Harley-Davidson motorcycles are on display, along with panels detailing the history of the company and mannequins modeling accessories and clothing.
At Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Friday (Oct. 29th) the Harley-Davidson shop in the B/C Connector is celebrating Halloween with refreshments and Halloween gift bags (with purchase). The shop will also be offering 20% off all merchandise, including clearance items.
And at Miami International Airport (MIA), the Icebox Café – a popular local South Beach restaurant that was featured on the Oprah Show – has opened a new branch in the North Terminal, near Gate D-8.
In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, the quick-serve deli-bakery also serves up the restaurant’s nationally recognized cakes and desserts – and will even ship desserts home for you from the airport.
(Pictured above: Ice Box Cafe’s Coconut Buttercream Cake , featured on “Best Cakes in America” Oprah Show-May 2006)
Sure, these treats are are for sale in lots of places, but you have a good excuse to buy ‘em here because the Jelly Belly Center – a candy warehouse with a factory tour – is in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, about a half hour away from the airport.
No time for the tour? Check out the on-line Jelly Bean Museum of Bean Art, which is filled with big, colorful jelly bean portraits of Elvis (three versions!), James Dean, Larry King, Laurel & Hardy, George Clooney, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, and others. The gallery also includes this jelly bean portrait of Amelia Earhart:
OK, back to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport and Souvenir Sunday…
Not a sweets fan? Well, cheese and beer are big in Milwaukee, so it makes sense that this Cheddar Beer Soup is for sale a the airport. The instructions seem simple enough: add water and beer!
So… thinking of doing a little shopping at MKE?
Keep in mind that in addition to a used book store – a rarity at an airport – MKE has a great aviation museum on site and, befitting the city that’s home to Harley Davidson, there’s free parking for motorcycles in the airport parking garage. (Four-wheeled vehicles get a good deal too: the airport offers $5 supersaver parking.)
Have you found a great souvenir at an airport lately? If it’s under $10, “of” the city or region and, ideally a bit offbeat, snap a photo and send it along. It might show up in a future edition of Souvenir Sunday.