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travel tips: Airport food

Dan Saelinger

Air Travel

Airport food will taste better.

A missed connection is getting easier to stomach, now that restaurant chains at U.S. airports are being replaced by homegrown favorites. At San Francisco International’s new Terminal 2—the standard-bearer for this generational shift in airport culture—you can choose sustainably sourced meals such as a Niman Ranch beef hamburger at the Burger Joint. In 2012, look for the Mill City Tavern, serving chef Lenny Russo’s celebrated farm cuisine, in Minneapolis–St. Paul. Also launching this year: in New York City, chef-of-the-moment Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde; the Dutch) opens the seafood-focused Minnow in LaGuardia; at Los Angeles International, a food truck serving street fare such as Calbi’s famous Korean short-rib tacos will be parked in Terminal 4.

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