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Good Airport Food?!?

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Photo credit: DFW airport

We had a non-eventful flight out of SFO yesterday. The only remote concern was the queue of drop off cars, and the long lines both inside and at curbside check-in. Both sweetie and I share the same propensity to get to the airport with just the bare minimum amount of time to spare, so there was a moment or two of “uh-oh”. Well, despite the longs lines, we got through check-in and security with surprising speed. Whew! But then…our flight was delayed! Not so bad because it gave us time to grab some breakfast. For all of you taking to the airports this holiday season and experiencing delays, here’s a list of “good” places to eat at some of the major airports in the U.S. I know, it seems like a contradiction in terms, but this list comes from a pretty reliable journalist, Matt Gross, who writes a travel column for the NYTimes. For the full article, click here. Safe travels to all!

KENNEDY: JFK http://www.panynj.gov
Terminal 5: Deep Blue, La Vie and Piquillo are in the central food court; 866-508-3558.
Terminal 1: Jikji Café, in the pre-security food court; 718-751-2003.
Terminal 8: Vino Volo, past security; http://www.vinovolo.com.

LA GUARDIA: LGA http://www.panynj.gov
Figs Restaurant, Central Terminal Building; 718-446-7600; http://www.figslga.com.

ATLANTA: ATL http://www.atlanta-airport.com
Bistro del Sol, outside security, near the central atrium, 404-767-3988, has Mediterranean-inspired food, wraps and jerk chicken. Bubbly service, too.
One Flew South, in Concourse E; 404-816-3464; http://www.oneflewsouthatl.com. It opened Nov. 17, too late for inclusion here, but with twists on Southern food, it looks worth checking out.
Paschal’s, several locations; 404-305-8888; http://www.paschalsrestaurant.com.

To find the Taxi assembly break room, leave the airport via the northern baggage-claim exits, turn left, walk down left side of the road and under the overpass.

DALLAS-FORT WORTH: DFW http://www.dfwairport.com
Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, gates B27 and D28; 972-973-2271; http://www.cousinsbbq.com.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, gates A19, C6 and E12; 972-641-8500; http://www.dickeys.com.
Railhead BBQ, gate D12; http://www.railheadbbq.net.
Reata Grill, gate D33; 972-973-4347; http://www.reata.net.

MIAMI: MIA http://www.miami-airport.com
La Carreta, outside security near the E gates; 305-871-3003; http://www.lacarreta.com.

LOS ANGELES: LAX http://www.lawa.org/welcomelax.cfm
El Paseo Café, Tom Bradley International Terminal; 310-645-6988.
Encounter Restaurant, 209 World Way, outside Terminal 2; 310-215-5151; http://www.encounterlax.com.
In-N-Out Burger, 9149 South Sepulveda Boulevard; 800-786-1000; http://www.in-n-out.com. Flag down a black-and-yellow Parking Spot van to the Parking Spot garage; In-N-Out is next door.

CHICAGO: ORD http://www.ohare.com
Billy Goat Tavern, Concourse C; 773-462-9368; http://www.billygoattavern.com.
BJ’s Market & Bakery, Concourse K, near gate 15; 773-686-6920; http://www.bjsmarket.com.
Goose Island Pub, Concourse C; http://www.gooseisland.com. Great beers on tap.

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